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Math Says: Play the UK Lottery Today

Statistically speaking, the lottery is an exciting way of separating you from your money. Except today in the United Kingdom. For the first time ever, playing the lottery is the mathematically sensible choice.

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Mika McKinnon

January 9th

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This Kinetic Sculpture Was Inspired by the Flocking of a Murmuration

Murmurations are large flocks of migratory birds, most notably starlings, that zip through the sky at high speeds without ever breaking formation. And those formations can be pretty spectacular . Small wonder they’ve inspired the design of a striking kinetic structure: the Murmuration Chandelier.

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Jennifer Ouellette

January 9th

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Experts Argue That Cancer Screening Doesn’t Save Lives

We live in a society that trumpets the benefits of early cancer detection and campaigns to get people tested. If a new analysis is correct, that could change completely. What if cancer screening became largely a thing of the past, because we’ve learned it doesn’t reduce the number of deaths?

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Esther Inglis-Arkell

January 6th

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Report: Two-Thirds Of Early Tesla Model S Drivetrains May Fail By 60,000 Miles

Survey data collected by Plug-In America from current early-model Tesla Model S owners has predicted that up to two-thirds of early model electric-drive units may fail by 60,000 miles. If their predictions are even remotely accurate, that’s bad news.

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December 10th

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Americans, Have You Ever Considered That You Are the Abnormal Ones?

A recent survey from Pew Research found that 18-34 year-olds are living with their parents for much longer than any generation since the 1960s. 43% of men and 37% of women in this age group are living at home. Commentators on last night’s PBS News Hour called it “the new normal.” But it’s actually the same old normal. The US has been an aberration for decades.

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Annalee Newitz

November 13th

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Fun Data Visualization Predicts When You’re Going to Die

It’s a morbid question but one that we humans tend to obsess over: When am I going to die? Only a highly trained Seer can give you a firm answer, but if you want cold hard statistics, we Muggles have that bit covered.

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Maddie Stone

September 26th

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What Steam Engines, Robots And Analytics Have In Common

robotboss Are robots going to put us all out of work? That seems to be the question on every click-bait economic article’s mind. The short answer: They aren’t. The long answer: They will change the kinds of jobs we do, just like stone tools, the printing press, the first factories and computers changed how we work. Thinking about how those changes are going to happen and what organizations… Read More

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Leo Sadovy

September 9th

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Early Apple Music stats show major opportunities for growth, user retention, conversion from rival services

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A new study from research firm MusicWatch shares some insight into Apple Music usage, including the percentages of users the subscription streaming service has been able to attract from Apple’s old iTunes music platform and competing services.

Around 11 percent of iOS users report actually using Apple Music (although 77 percent were aware it had launched), and that number is approximately the same among users purchasing or managing their music through iTunes. Compare those numbers to the approximately 40 percent of iOS users that MusicWatch says buy music in the form of digital downloads through iTunes.

In addition, the report notes that usage among existing iTunes Radio users sits at 18 percent. That would mean Apple Music has only attracted a small portion of iTunes users in general. While the numbers compared to iTunes usage are low, MusicWatch notes that the service has been able to convert around 52% of users that gave the service a try since launch. To me, that’s a good sign that the biggest hurdle is actually getting users to try the service. But how does usage relate to that of competitive services?…

The study claims that a notable 28 percent of Spotify Premium customers— those that pay a monthly fee for ad-free access to Spotify— are also using Apple Music. Apple hasn’t, however, been as successful at attracting free users from competing services, with 11 percent of free Spotify users and 6 percent of Pandora users also using Apple Music. 

Lastly, the study offers a bit of insight into how users are actually interacting with Apple Music, which also includes not just Apple’s new streaming services but also users’ own libraries bundled into a single app. The study claims that “My Music,” the section of Apple Music where users manage their own libraries and playlists, is the most used feature. Beats 1, in comparison, has attracted around 30 percent of Apple Music users. As for the Connect feature that presents exclusive content uploaded by artists to profile pages, the study shows around 27 percent of users are actually accessing that part of the service for content.

While these numbers give us a peek into initial Apple Music usage among music listeners on iOS, it doesn’t take into account the fact that all Apple Music users are currently on a three-month trial, which will end in early September for those that signed up on day one. How might the data change once users are forced to pay? The study claims that 64 percent of users said they are likely to subscribe after the free trial, but in contrast a similar 61 percent had switched off the automatic renewal process as they test the service and decide whether to subscribe in the future.

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August 18th

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NFL Replays Are About to Get Packed With Juicy Player Stats and Data

This year, every NFL player will wear a motion tracking chip, and we’re now getting a first look at how the data it collects will be shown to fans in instant replays. This is the beginning of something beautiful.

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Mario Aguilar

August 7th

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Did You Know Getting Bit By A Tick Could Paralyze Your Face?

30,000 cases of Lyme disease are reported to the CDC each year, making it the most common vector-borne disease in America. Both you and your dog are exposed to it every time you’re outdoors. It can block your heart, cause intense pain and, sometimes, even lead to death. And reported cases are on the rise.

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