Kurt Meyer

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Trump Officials Link Fuel Economy Rules to Deadly Crashes. Experts Are Skeptical.

WASHINGTON — Can we improve fuel economy without sacrificing vehicle safety? That’s one contentious issue at the center of the debate over federal fuel economy standards for cars and light trucks.<p>The Obama administration concluded the answer was yes and issued strict rules in 2012 that would have …

Trump Administration

Net neutrality activists are celebrating as Democratic senators clear key hurdle to voting against the FCC

When the Federal Communications Commission voted last month to deregulate Internet providers by eliminating the agency's net neutrality rules, opponents of the decision vowed to fight it in Congress and in court. Now, those who are pushing for the FCC's vote to be overturned say they've won an …

Men's World Records

World records for each men's track and field event recognized by the IAAF.<p>Men's track & field world records, as recognized by the International …

Aging in Sport and Exercise

Thank You!<br>Case Study<br>You have been asked to write an article for AARP on Exercise in the Golden Years. What type of exercise is most beneficial to the …

Query Monthly CDEC Sensor Values

Crime vs. The Weather

It turns out that, after crunching <b>5,000,000+</b> publicly available <b>crime reports</b> (spanning the time between 2001 and the current day), and comparing it …

Air Quality & Air Pollution Map in Real-Time

Include air quality in your products and technology easily using our API.<br>Enrich the user experience, educate and engage with your consumers, by …

NYT Needle Returns to the Spotlight. The Internet Notices.

<i>The Reader Center is one way we in the newsroom are trying to connect with you, by highlighting your perspectives and experiences and offering insight into how we work.</i><p>An object of both obsession and derision during the 2016 presidential election, The New York Times’s election tracking needle …

Doug Jones

Who Invented ‘Zero’?

Carbon dating of an ancient Indian document, the Bakhshali manuscript, has recently placed the first written occurrence of the number zero in the third or fourth century A.D., about 500 years earlier than previously believed. While the news has no practical bearing on the infrastructure of zeros …

Globalization

Why Weight Has Become a Worldwide Problem<p>Globalization-the inexorable spread of knowledge, technology, culture, and capital from country to country …

More than 50 years of U.S. mass shootings: The victims, sites, killers and weapons

The places change, the numbers change, but the choice of weapon remains the same. In the United States, people who want to kill a lot of other people most often do it with guns.<p>Related<p>The number of U.S. mass shootings depends on how you count<p>Public mass shootings account for a tiny fraction of the …

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Want to fix gun violence in America? Go local.

Aliza Aufrichtig, Lois Beckett, Jamiles Lartey and Jan Diehm,Guardian US interactive team

How Every NFL Team’s Fans Lean Politically

The showdown between President Trump and the NFL over some players’ decision to kneel during the national anthem to protest racial injustice has …

The Supreme Court Is Allergic To Math

The Supreme Court does not compute. Or at least some of its members would rather not. The justices, the most powerful jurists in the land, seem to …

Henry IV

Vote Sleuth

We make election results easy to investigate.<p><b><br>In many counties in certain states, there are vastly more votes for the Republican candidate in</b> …

How Computers Turned Gerrymandering Into a Science

MADISON, Wis. — About as many Democrats live in Wisconsin as Republicans do. But you wouldn’t know it from the Wisconsin State Assembly, where Republicans hold 65 percent of the seats, a bigger majority than Republican legislators enjoy in conservative states like Texas and Kentucky.<p>The United …

Income Inequality - Inequality.org

Income includes the revenue streams from wages, salaries, interest on a savings account, dividends from shares of stock, rent, and profits from …

Income Inequality

The 2017 Hurricane Season Really Is More Intense Than Normal

It was only 25 days ago that Hurricane Harvey made landfall.<p>You could be forgiven for thinking it’s been longer. After all, that was four hurricanes ago.<p>We crunched the numbers and talked to an expert, and it’s not your imagination: The 2017 Atlantic hurricane season has been unusually active.<p>“This …

Killings of Blacks by Whites Are Far More Likely to Be Ruled ‘Justifiable’

When a white person kills a black man in America, the killer often faces no legal consequences.<p>In one in six of these killings, there is no criminal sanction, according to a new Marshall Project examination of 400,000 homicides committed by civilians between 1980 and 2014. That rate is far higher …

Justice

Data Made Explorable

Static or limited dashboards were only the beginning.<br>We believe the public should actively explore, question, and learn from public data.<p>So, we make …

Profiles of Individual Radicalization in the United States - PIRUS (Keshif)

Terrorism Deaths by Ideology: Is Charlottesville an Anomaly?

One person was murdered in a likely terrorist attack in Charlottesville, Virginia this Saturday when a suspected white nationalist named Alex Fields …

Extremism

Stats Leaders

Golf

Grading Obamacare: Successes, Failures and ‘Incompletes’

<i>We’ve updated this article with the news that Republicans abandoned a vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act. As House Speaker Paul Ryan acknowledged, Obamacare is still “the law of the land.”</i><p>Did Obamacare work?<p>It’s worth reflecting upon after President Trump and House Republicans failed on Friday …

Immigration Data & Statistics

Current Conditions

The American Dream, Quantified at Last

The phrase “American dream” was invented during the Great Depression. It comes from a popular 1931 book by the historian James Truslow Adams, who defined it as “that dream of a land in which life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone.”<p>In the decades that followed, the dream became a …

Demographics

Is boxed water actually eco-friendly?

Q. <b>Dear Umbra,</b><p><b>Recently a new water container has arrived on the market, called Boxed Water Is Better. I feel skeptical about its use of “renewable</b> …