July 24, 2015 · 12,444 views
The data science tools created by Hadley Wickham have been downloaded millions of times and changed data visualization. Read More »
Aug. 8, 2013 · 35,147 views
It is frighteningly easy for speaking with a police officer to land an innocent person in prison. Especially when you'll confess in exchange for a soda.
Aug. 14, 2014 · 2,366 views
In 1835, a French aristocrat analyzed the trivial, decentralized, and diminished nature of America's newspapers. But he was really complaining about blogs.
Nov. 22, 2013 · 46,302 views
Some people may wait longer than others, and everyone is waiting longer than they once did, but shacking up is still the norm.
March 27, 2013 · 159 views
What people Google.
July 2, 2015 · 14,019 views
More than 140 years after President Zachary Taylor reportedly died from the overconsumption of cherries, one woman became convinced he'd been poisoned. There was only one way to confirm this: the body would have to be exhumed.
Jan. 17, 2014 · 1,861 views
Why are the same governments banning and regulating casinos responsible for running a form of gambling worth nearly $80 billion in annual sales?
Aug. 1, 2013 · 53,429 views
In 1959, Volvo invented the 3 point seat belt we use today. Then they gave the design away for all other car manufacturers to use for free.
May 1, 2014 · 5,704 views
Olestra was meant to deliver us to a fat-free utopia. Instead it gave millions of Americans diarrhea.