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Sports

Super Bowl Math: 2013 Edition

It’s Super Bowl time again! And since I’m a nerd, I can find a way to link math back to pretty much anything, even sports. A lot of people just watch for the commercials, but it’s more fun if you also understand what’s going on in the game. If nothing else, you can impress your […]

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Sports

Baseball Math: How to Read the Box Score

I’ll admit it, I wasn’t much of a sports fan when I was growing up. I enjoyed playing games, but watching them just bored me to tears. What can I say, I was a huge nerd and thought I was too smart to be obsessed with stupid sports. Then one day, I wound up dating (and […]

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Politics

New Study Looks at Variation in Medicaid Spending Across States

In recent years, the narrative surrounding all manner of policy issues in American political debate has often boiled down to how much money the government is (or should) be spending on social or other programs. Nowhere has this been truer than when it comes to health care.

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News

A Peek at the Latest Census Data

The United States Census Bureau has just released the results of its American Community Survey (not to be confused with the 2010 Census, the results of which won’t be released until a later date). Needless to say, America’s community news outlets are having a field day pulling relevant information about their region: who has the […]