Author: numbersguy

Genetic Data Tools and Pop Music

Great crossover article about using tools developed for genetic analysis to also analyze pop music from 1960s onward. It’s an interesting read and I encourage reading all of it so I’ll just entice you with one conclusion. There’s a popular…

Two Infographics on Deflate-gate

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Several sites are covering the story of deflate-gate with infographics. The gist of these stories is that in 2007 an NFL rule change went into effect that allowed each team to bring their own balls to games, both home and…

New Global Warming Graphic

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Bloomberg News recently ran a very short infographic showing 135 years worth of temperature data. Click on the still image below and you’ll be taken to their website. From an infographic point of view this is a wonderful animation. Really…

Holiday Families

An interesting pair of infographics have been floating around social media this holiday season. They both show the same thing, but from different perspectives. They are both charts that help you untangle near and distant family relationships. What is a…

Pro-Life vs Pro-Choice

I’m a man, and if you think it’s hypocritical that a man is writing a piece about abortion, then I’d agree with you. I firmly believe women can and should be able to decide this issue for themselves without any…

A Robot Reporter?

Radiolab and Wired magazine each ran a story recently about a computer program they called a “robot scientist”. Its actual name is Eureqa. The Radio Lab story gave a compelling portrait of Eureqa’s capabilities. Just by looking at how a…