March 19, 2013 · 436,373 views
Countless American dudes will attest that the societal obligation to furnish a diamond engagement ring is both stressful and expensive. This obligation was invented by De Beers.
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July 18, 2013 · 284,131 views
Quantifying the astronomical increases in San Francisco rental prices.
April 17, 2013 · 105,869 views
The most profitable band that you've never heard on the radio.
April 4, 2014 · 440,097 views
UPS engineers map out routes for their drivers consisting of "a series of right-hand loops"
March 4, 2014 · 164,469 views
We use data to answer the important question, what kind of music is it okay for hipsters to like?
March 13, 2014 · 44,051 views
A look at the elite few who make a living as professional Lego builders.
Nov. 18, 2013 · 175,606 views
How one man went from writing jokes for Roseanne to homeless, and how he fought his way back using Craigslist.
March 21, 2014 · 129,086 views
In the 1960s, professional bowlers were the sporting world's rockstars; today, most of them struggle to get by.
Aug. 28, 2012 · 195,058 views
Put simply, why the heck do so many bicycles get stolen?
March 4, 2014 · 84,598 views
How one inventor went from making Frisbees to one of the world's best coffeemakers.
June 25, 2013 · 90,263 views
How should we understand the robust findings that suggest that the price of wine is not only uncorrelated with how much people enjoy it, but that the different tastes we describe in wine may all be in our heads?
April 3, 2014 · 70,295 views
In the early 80s, Susan Kare was a pixel art pioneer at Apple. Today, she continues to dazzle.
Jan. 13, 2014 · 52,998 views
The data behind why napping is considered good for your productivity.
July 26, 2013 · 51,068 views
Legalized weed is putting California's drug dealers out of business, as well as its hippies.
Jan. 15, 2014 · 8,626 views
Vinyl records are making a comeback, probably because of hipsters.
March 14, 2013 · 115,788 views
AKA "Why our bellies have gotten a little pudgy lately doing research for stories."
Feb. 6, 2014 · 22,155 views
Is San Francisco's Dolores Park a paradigm of free-market capitalism?
May 10, 2013 · 34,643 views
The current model of publicly funding research and publishing it in academic journals was developed during the days of Isaac Newton in response to 17th century problems.
June 17, 2013 · 96,688 views
How much does it cost to stay at an Airbnb versus a hotel in America?
July 31, 2013 · 9,899 views
There are many reasons to oppose tipping. Most recently, a natural experiment in two San Diego restaurants suggests that tipping actually detracts from restaurant quality.
Sept. 23, 2013 · 110,914 views
How is it that among all the doom and gloom of the student debt crisis and skyrocketing tuitions, college has never been a better investment?
April 24, 2013 · 46,405 views
True or not, there is a perception that Asians are at a disadvantage in the college admissions process.
March 29, 2013 · 21,701 views
If a $10, $100, and $1,000 bottle all roughly taste the same in a blind taste test, how do you explain their different price tags?
Sept. 9, 2013 · 51,688 views
Research can suggest that you don't actually enjoy wine, classical music, or even fancy foods. But the snobs aren't making it all up.
April 8, 2014 · 25,134 views
From 60s cool-kid culture to Obama's belly, the Slurpee has seen it all.
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