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The social networks of introverts tend to be smaller than the networks of extroverts, which could affect their careers, according to new research by two Dartmouth professors.
With the Mega Millions lottery jackpot at $233 million for Friday's drawing, workplace office pools are quite likely cropping up like wild mushrooms after a rainfall. At least they have here at Numbers HQ.
The Current Population Survey provided reliably comparable data on the number of uninsured Americans--until last year.
As The Numbers wrote in January, the leap second is due to make one of its periodic appearances later this year. And markets are jumpy.
When it comes to data, the language used to explain is often as important as the numbers. The USDA's estimates of where folks are eating is a prime example.
The U.S. is running out of Internet Protocol addresses. But this doesn't mean the Internet has reached its limit.
Today's number, $179.4 million, comes courtesy of the auction house Christie's, which on Monday evening sold Picasso's "Women of Algiers (Version O)" to an anonymous telephone bidder.
Every day this week will be the same forward and backward, if formatted as it is in the U.S. as 5/11/15 (i.e., 51115, 51215, etc).
Take the numbers 2, 3, 4, 5, use any combination of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division and arrive at an answer of 18.
Professional test-prep courses are time-consuming and expensive, but if they significantly boost a student’s SAT score, they might be worth it for those who can afford the coaching.
When financial sources report price per earnings ratios, do they use GAAP earnings?
Spotting a C&C soda delivery truck--curious coincidence or semi-common occurrence?
The Nasdaq Composite Index, after closing at 5048.62 on March 10, 2000, reclaimed that and then some on Thursday.
When CareerCast.com’s annual rankings of the top 200 careers came out last week, we were chagrined to learn that, sigh, newspaper reporter came in dead last of the ranked.
Oliver Luck, the new NCAA executive vice president of regulatory affairs, describes the organization’s first medical officer, Brian Hainline, as an empiricist.
Readers of last weekend’s column entertaining the question of which sport is more popular--Major League Baseball or the National Football League--asked an interesting follow-up question: What are the demographics of the fans?
Nearly one in six NFL players files for bankruptcy within a dozen years of retirement, according to new research
The Internal Revenue Service and Tax Day bring us today's top number, $2,815, or the average tax refund issued through April 3.
Is it possible football owes its popularity to television and gambling?
Conventional wisdom holds that eliminating the dollar bill in favor of a dollar coin would save the government billions of dollars.