## How statistics can be misleading

Statistics are persuasive. So much so that people, organizations, and whole countries base some of their most important decisions on organized data. But there’s a…

Statistics are persuasive. So much so that people, organizations, and whole countries base some of their most important decisions on organized data. But there’s a…

Like many heroes of Greek myths, the philosopher Hippasus was rumored to have been mortally punished by the gods. But what was his crime? Did…

What does the French Revolution have to do with the time NASA accidentally crashed a $200 million orbiter into the surface of Mars? Actually, everything.…

You’d have a hard time finding Königsberg on any modern maps, but one particular quirk in its geography has made it one of the most…

Physicists, air traffic controllers, and video game creators all have at least one thing in common: vectors. What exactly are they, and why do they…

One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, and zero. With just these ten symbols, we can write any rational number imaginable. But why…

If you’re ever walking down the street and come across an oddly stretched out image, like this, you’ll have an opportunity to see something remarkable,…

A toothpaste brand claims their product will destroy more plaque than any product ever made. A politician tells you their plan will create the most…

These are the first five elements of a number sequence. Can you figure out what comes next? Pause here if you want to figure it…

What do Euclid, twelve-year-old Einstein, and American President James Garfield have in common? They all came up with elegant proofs for the famous Pythagorean theorem,…