Data Filter
  1. The era of blind faith in big data must end

    Longtime WordPress.com blogger Cathy O’Neil advocates for morality in algorithms in her new TED Talk, “The era of blind faith in big data must end.”

    Academia
  2. The Alan Turing Institute

    The Alan Turing Institute is the United Kingdom’s national institute for data science. Turing’s work in theoretical and applied mathematics, engineering, and computing are considered to be the foundation of the data science field.

    Data
  3. Undark

    Undark Magazine explores science at the point where it intersects — and sometimes collides — with politics, economics and culture.

    Business
  4. Cancer in Canada

    Canadians’ odds of getting sick or dying depend surprisingly on where they live. Check out the National Post’s interactive map to learn more about cancer in Canada.

    Data
  5. Robot Cars and the Fear Gap

    From Ketan Joshi: “No technology will result in the complete eradication of vehicular fatalities, but considering the major role of human error in car accidents, computer assistance and eventual control should lead to a serious reduction of death and injury. Currently, this doesn’t matter.”

    Data
  6. Math with Bad Drawings

    “Math, teaching, copious metaphors, and drawings that will never ever earn a spot on the fridge.” Welcome to the blog of Ben Orlin, which blends mathematics, humor, and really bad drawings.

    Data
  7. Make Wealth History

    On his blog, UK-based writer Jeremy Williams publishes on sustainability, global inequality, and the need to “use less, want less, and be more generous” to protect our planet and its inhabitants.

    Commentary
  8. mathbabe

    At mathbabe, Cathy O’Neil vents about quantitative issues. She’s the author of Weapons of Math Destruction, which was longlisted for a National Book Award in 2016.

    Authors
  9. Our World In Data

    Explore empirical data that charts the history and development of human civilization at Max Roser’s site, Our World in Data.

    Data
    Image by dirkcuys CC-BY SA 2.0
  10. Cathy O’Neil on the Cold Destructiveness of Big Data

    Data scientist Cathy O’Neil comments on how algorithms — “under the guise of math, fairness, and objectivity — reinforce and magnify the old biases and power dynamics that we hoped they would eliminate.”

    Data
    Photos by Johnny Simon (Quartz)
  11. The Baseline Scenario

    Launched in 2008, The Baseline Scenario explains the key issues in the global economy and develops concrete policy proposals. Authored by Peter Boone, Simon Johnson, and James Kwak, the blog has been cited by every major publication covering economics and finance.

    Business
  12. 2016 Election Day: Live Blog

    Live coverage and results of the 2016 Election at FiveThirtyEight, including the presidential race between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump and the race for control of the Senate and the House of Representatives.

    Current Events
  13. The Gone Girl With The Dragon Tattoo On The Train

    “I was curious about more than just how often ‘girl’ books appeared; I wanted to understand who was writing these books, and the fate of the ‘girl’ in the title.” Exploring today’s book titles, Emily St. John Mandel asks: “Who are these girls? Why are there so many of them?”

    Books
  14. Underestimating the Density of the Fog

    “The great baseball writer Roger Angell said that traditional baseball people didn’t want anyone to shine any light in the darkness of baseball. But the sports analytics guys did and, today, every MLB team and, indeed, every major professional sports team uses analytics.” An epically long read on baseball analytics.

    Data
  15. A Very Mathy Yarn

    At Social Mathematics, Shannon Paper-Negaard guides us through the process of making a shawl and talks about two of her favorite things: knitting and math.

    Crafts