By Moshen Naghavi, Eve Wool, Fablina Sharara, The Conversation
For months, scientists and public officials have relied upon computer-based models to try to predict the trajectory or the coronavirus outbreak. But models are not crystal balls, and all of them involve human assumptions. Science correspondent Miles O’Brien reports on…
By Miles O'Brien
Counting 11 million undocumented immigrants is easier than you might think.
By Jennifer Van Hook, The Conversation
Religion is a fundamental feature of humanity, but did our ancestors need it to form complex societies?…
By Nsikan Akpan
Police militarization neither reduces rates of violent crime nor changes the number of officers assaulted or killed, a new study finds. It is arguably the nation’s first systematic analysis on the use and consequences of militarized police forces.
By Amanda Grennell
After cleaning up at the 2014 World Cup, statistician Andreas Groll is enlisting machine learning to keep his lucky streak going…
By PBS NewsHour
When Elizabeth Silver's daughter was 6 weeks old, she suffered a serious stroke and spent weeks in the NICU. Confronted with damning statistics, Silver began to see the numbers as one version of a story, with room for interpretation. The…
By Elisabeth Ponsot, Daniel Costa-Roberts
On NewsHour Weekend Saturday, we bring you “Sandtown by the Numbers,” a special series of reports on life in Sandtown-Winchester, the impoverished Baltimore neighborhood where Freddie Gray grew up and was arrested on April 12.
By Paul Oyer
Paul Oyer is an Ivy League-educated economist, but everything he ever needed to learn about economics he learned from online dating. In this adaptation from his new book, he explains how, as a separated man re-entering the dating scene, he…
Unemployment: Addressing a Worsening 'Human Disaster' in U.S.
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