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The 21 most expensive countries in the world to live in

LONDON — The world's most expensive countries to live in were calculated by MoveHub, a company dedicated to helping people move abroad, in a new survey. MoveHub based its assessment on a range of costs, such as the price of groceries, transport, bills, restaurants and how much renting somewhere to live is. Show More Summary

‘The king of debt’ may make the deficit look bigger

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The administration of President Donald Trump has planned to widen the appearance of America’s trade deficit, measured as total exports minus total imports, by changing the method used to calculate it. The new calculation would count items known as “re-exports” — products first imported into the...

Sepsis risk prediction model decreases use of antibiotics in newborns

(Kaiser Permanente) Kaiser Permanente, the largest integrated health system in the nation, led the development of a neonatal sepsis risk calculator that has safely reduced antibiotic use by nearly 50 percent in newborns, according to research published today in JAMA Pediatrics.

Modding a Porsche 911 to Play Doom Is Absurdly Dangerous

By now, it seems safe to say that Doom can be played on any device a person wants. It’s been adapted for printers, ATM machines, calculators, the Apple Touch Bar and many others. But none of those devices have 370 horsepower to send you careening down a road, honking like a maniac while you blow demons back to hell. Read more...

Decision-Making Suffers When Cancer Patients Avoid Math

Many of the toughest decisions faced by cancer patients involve knowing how to use numbers -- calculating risks, evaluating treatment options and figuring odds of medication side effects. But for patients who aren't good at math, decision science research can offer evidence-based advice on how to assess numeric information and ask the right questions to make informed choices.

How A Major Bank "Calculated" That 20x P/E Is Now "Fair Value"

Carbon-based traders of a certain vintage - which excludes today's 20-year-old hedge fund managers - may recall a time when a 15x P/E was considered "fair." Not any more. In fact, according to a new analysis by Barclays' equity strategist...Show More Summary

Here’s a cool handheld drum machine you can build with Arduino

“I’m the operator with my pocket calculator…” — and now you’re the engineer/builder, too. This excellent, copiously documented project by Hamood Nizwan / Gabriel Valencia packs a capable drum machine into a handheld, calculator-like format, complete with LCD display and pad triggers. Show More Summary

Remember Nixon? There's history behind Trump's press attacks

The performance was part of a calculated strategy by Trump to discredit those who are reporting on the chaos and stumbles of the administration's opening weeks and to boost enthusiasm among the president's core supporters. [...] Princeton...Show More Summary

GOOD: New HIV infections in U.S. falling rapidly, CDC says. “The Centers for Disease Control and P…

GOOD: New HIV infections in U.S. falling rapidly, CDC says. “The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention used blood test results to help date the infections. Their calculations showed new infections dropped by nearly 18 percent over six years, the CDC reported Tuesday. Though health experts expected a decline, they welcomed the confirmation.”

How Aetna frittered away more than $1.4 billion on a merger destined to fail

Breakups are always emotional, more so when they’re expensive. Let’s calculate the financial carnage of Aetna’s break-up with Humana, a $34-billion merger deal that was shut down by a federal judge three weeks ago and ended by the two big insurance companies on Tuesday. We figure that Aetna wasted...

Are you at risk? How pollution increases your chance of death – interactive

Greenpeace has calculated the increased risk of death at varying levels of air pollution in 3,000 cities around the world – by combining risk analysis from the IHME’s Global Burden of Disease project with annual average background levels of fine particulate matter (PM2.5s) from the WHO Continue reading...

A revised TPC calculator shows the tax costs—or benefits—of marriage

As St. Valentine’s Day rolls around this year, the Tax Policy Center has once again done its part for romance by rolling out a completely...

Every Decision is a Calculated Risk

Don’t wallow in indecision. Problems are solved by making decisions; problems are avoided by making good decisions. The sooner you make a decision, the sooner you benefit from it. The earlier you make a bad decision, the sooner you can...Show More Summary

A thought for Sunday: of heartlessness, confidence and conviction

by New Deal democrat A thought for Sunday: of heartlessness, confidence and conviction First of all, let me join in full in the following from Calculated Risk: These are not normal times, and I can’t just post economic data and remain silent on other issues. Mr. Trump’s executive order is un-American, not Christian, and hopefully […]

Swimulator NCAA D2 Rankings (All Teams)

By Andrew Mering on SwimSwam Swimulator calculates an invite power score for ranking teams by their chances to defeat other teams in an invite style meet... Read the full story on SwimSwam: Swimulator NCAA D2 Rankings (All Teams)

Using data to calculate the destruction of mass violence | #WomenInTech

Those human rights efforts led by The United Nations require clear and concise definition if the organization hopes to solve the world’s problems. Properly vetted data can help, as the UN uses statistics and data to identify discrimination...Show More Summary

How to Prepare Quantitative Aptitude for SBI PO 2017 in 3 Months

Quantitative Aptitude and Data Interpretation is an important section of SBI PO Prelims paper. This section is often neglected by students because it involves a lot of calculation & found to be time-consuming. In reality, you must focus on Quant for SBI PO first & try to score maximum in this area. Show More Summary

Swimulator NCAA D3 Team Rankings (All Teams)

By Andrew Mering on SwimSwam Swimulator calculates an invite power score for ranking teams by their chances to defeat other teams in an invite style meet... Read the full story on SwimSwam: Swimulator NCAA D3 Team Rankings (All Team...

These 23 Republicans hold congressional districts that voted for Hillary Clinton

Daily Kos Elections recently completed calculating the 2016 presidential election results by congressional district.  With ticket-splitting rates at historic lows, and presidential results  highly correlated with congressional results, these numbers serve as a strong predictor of future House election outcomes. Show More Summary

Tech Could Do More To Oppose Trump — At A Price

By Davey Alba for WIRED. For Silicon Valley, speaking out against President Trump’s contentious immigration order isn’t just about politics. It’s personal. But as emotions run high, the tech industry still faces a complicated calculus. Show More Summary

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