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Hooray for experts

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EXPERTS SAID OBAMA WOULDN’T BE ELECTED PRESIDENT AND $3 GAS IS HERE TO STAY From this article: Paying less than $3.00 per gallon for gasoline may be automotive history for most Americans, like using 8-track tapes or going to a drive-in movie,” said Bob Darbelnet, President and CEO of AAA. “The reality is that expensive […]

Don’t believe quotation websites

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Don’t trust quotation websites

Change how you see the countries of the world: This time with infographics

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VISUALIZING COUNTRIES IN TERMS OF US STATES Syria is about the size of Florida with about the same population     Change how you see the world. Put things into perspective! In our most labor-intensive post ever, Jake Hofman and I have created, for every country in the world, a way to think of that […]

Talking about decisions interview series

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JDM (Judgment and Decision Making) researchers like Reid Hastie and Tom Wallsten have participated in the online interview series “Talking about Decisions” produced by the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin.

Superforecasting

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A new book by Phil Tetlock and Dan Gardner on Super-Forecasting.

Information, Emotion, and Meaning in a World of Data (e.g., Numbers)

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Check out this announcement of a new book by Paul Slovic and son.

Why is restaurant cutlery sometimes magnetic?

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Why is restaurant cutlery sometimes magnetic?

The counterfactual GPS hits XKCD

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In 2010, we proposed a counterfactual GPS. Today, XKCD had the same idea.

Visualizing population density

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MANHATTAN IS MORE EXTREME THAN YOU THINK IN POPULATION DENSITY Slinging numbers around all day, one adage we believe is that most surprising statistics are wrong. But here’s one that’s not: When you look at the 100 most populous counties in the USA, Manhattan (aka New York County) has about twice the population density of […]

Do things when other people aren’t doing them

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Google has launched the uncrowdedr feature we’ve long been longing for.