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 Nsikan Akpan
After cleaning up at the 2014 World Cup, statistician Andreas Groll is enlisting machine learning to keep his lucky streak going…
By Amanda Grennell
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 PBS NewsHour
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 Elisabeth Ponsot, Daniel Costa-Roberts
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.
Hans Rosling Brings Life, Humor, Sword-Swallowing to Global Health Statistics…
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