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Visualizing population density

August 3, 2015
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Visualizing population density

MANHATTAN IS MORE EXTREME THAN YOU THINK IN POPULATION DENSITY Slinging numbers around all day, one adage we believe is that most surprising statistics are wrong. But here’s one that’s not: When you look at the 100 most populous counties in the USA, Manhattan (aka New York County) has about twice the population density of The post

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Job opening with Morningstar’s behavioral science team

July 8, 2015
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Job opening with Morningstar’s behavioral science team

Morningstar is looking for an applied behavioral scientist, to help understand and overcome the behavioral obstacles that individuals face to financing their retirement. The post Job opening with Morningstar’s behavioral science team appeared first on Decision Science News.

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How long do prison escapees go before being caught?

June 30, 2015
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How long do prison escapees go before being caught?

How long do prison escapees go before being caught? The post How long do prison escapees go before being caught? appeared first on Decision Science News.

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When did same-sex marriage laws become effective by state?

June 26, 2015
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When did same-sex marriage laws become effective by state?

In light of the good news today that the Supreme Court ruled that same-sex couples have the right to marry in the United States, we thought we'd look when various states allowed same-sex couples to marry (if they did at all) before today. The post When did same-sex marriage laws become effective by state? appeared first on

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Chances of going to college based on parent’s income

May 29, 2015
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Chances of going to college based on parent’s income

What is the chance of a kid going to college based on parent's income? The post Chances of going to college based on parent’s income appeared first on Decision Science News.

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Winning streaks in baseball

April 28, 2015
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Winning streaks in baseball

How rare are winning streaks in baseball? The post Winning streaks in baseball appeared first on Decision Science News.

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Put the size of countries in perspective by comparing them to US states

February 20, 2015
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Put the size of countries in perspective by comparing them to US states

Wouldn't it be cool for US readers to see how big foreign countries are by comparing them to presumably familiar US states? Wouldn't it be cool for non-US readers to see how big US states are by comparing them to presumably familiar countries? The post Put the size of countries in perspective by comparing them to US states appeared...

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Decide which frequent flyer program is best for your city

December 14, 2014
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Decide which frequent flyer program is best for your city

Use our interactive tool to find out which airline has the most departures from your city The post Decide which frequent flyer program is best for your city appeared first on Decision Science News.

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Visualize Prospect Theory

December 5, 2014
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Visualize Prospect Theory

Cool Prospect Theory Visualizer draws the curves for you. The post Visualize Prospect Theory appeared first on Decision Science News.

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What size will you be after you lose weight?

November 14, 2014
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What size will you be after you lose weight?

REDDITORS’ BEFORE AND AFTER MEASUREMENTS ANALYZED Click to enlarge How many pounds do you need to lose in order to reduce your waistline by one inch? How many kilos do you need to lose to reduce your waistline by one centimeter? We wanted to find out. We were having trouble finding published data (though we The post

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