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Filed Under:Academics / Mathematics
Posts on Regator:486
Posts / Week:1.6
Archived Since:December 12, 2008

Blog Post Archive

5 Reasons New Houses Are Still Getting Bigger

With America's aging, "empty nester" population, increasing environmental concerns and smaller household sizes, you might think the U.S. would want to build smaller houses. We haven't. Here are five reasons houses are still getting bigger.

How Much of World’s Greenhouse-Gas Emissions Come From Agriculture?

Agriculture might seem green by definition, but farming accounts for a lot of greenhouse-gas emissions when the entire food production system is taken into account.

How College Football Teams Choose Opponents

College football teams, which are divided into conferences loosely by geographic region, play 12 games each season. The conferences arrange eight or nine games for each of their member teams, and those tend to be the tougher contests. Show More Summary

Have College Football Games Become More Lopsided?

Analysis of 40 years of college football games in which top-ranked programs played teams outside their conferences shows that the elite teams have been winning those games, which they schedule themselves, by wider and wider margins.

Marriage and Divorce, Ebola and College Football (Statshot)

College graduates are more likely to get married--and stay that way, Ebola kills roughly half of the people diagnosed with it, and college quarterbacks throw many more passes now.

College Enrollment Peaked in 2011

Total college enrollment decreased by nearly a half-million students in 2013 from a year earlier, according to Census Bureau data released today, making this the second year with such a drop.

Women’s Pay Compared to Men’s From 1960 to 2013

In 1960, women could expect to make 61 cents for every $1 a man made. While the earnings gap has narrowed and women now earn 78 cents for every dollar, the biggest jump since the recession, that is still a long way off from equal pay. See how it's changed since the '60s.

How Income Compares to Spending: 1993 vs. 2013

Over the past 20 years the average spending of many groups of Americans has increased more than their income. The gap is especially poignant for those under 25 years old.

Praying Together, Battery Life and Basketball (Statshot)

Almost half of religious congregations in the U.S. now welcome gay couples as members, sales of the iPhone 6 have already outpaced initial supplies, and The U.S. men's national basketball team returns to dominance.

Would Consumers Lose Money if U.S. Dropped the Penny?

When opponents debate the pros and cons of eliminating the U.S. one-cent coin, one contentious point deals with rounding sales prices to the nearest nickel.

Scotland Had 85% Turnout; Has U.S. Ever Come Close to That?

For its referendum on whether it should separate from its 307-year-old union with the U.K., Scotland saw a remarkable 84.6% voter turnout. Voter turnout in the U.S. is lucky to be half that.

How Americans Spend: 1993 vs. 2013

In 2013 Americans earned and spent less in general, but spent more on health care and housing compared to the year before. What about 20 years ago?

How Breastfeeding Is Viewed Around the World

Breastfeeding can be a polarizing topic. Views vary not only from person to person, but also country to country, according to a new survey examining women's opinions on breastfeeding.

What Is the Most Efficient Source of Electricity?

The true cost of electricity is difficult to pin down. That's because a number of inputs comprise it: the cost of fuel itself, the cost of production, as well as the cost of dealing with the damage that fuel does to the environment.

Statshot: Sea World, Losing Weight, Knee Injuries

This week in Statshot: Most theme parks saw revenue grow over the past year, but SeaWorld is losing attendees and money; a new study of overweight and obese middleaged people found that those who lost significant amounts of weight were more likely to experience depressive moods; and more.

Is iPhone 6 Apple’s Most Popular Model? Let’s Ask Google

How popular will the new, bigger iPhone model be? Apple posts overall iPhone sales but doesn't break out sales by model... so we turned to Google.

Which Colleges Have the Highest Paid Graduates?

Where you go to college can affect how much money you make when you leave, according to a new survey.

5 Things To Know About the Apple Watch

Here are five things you should know about the Apple Watch.

Buying a New iPhone? Here’s Who Pays the Most for Your Old One

Apple is expected to unveil a new iPhone today. Where can you get the most money for your old one?

Netflix Expands Across Europe

For video streaming service Netflix, expanding across Europe has required a bit of finesse.

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