All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘statistics’

Math Anxiety Could Hurt Health Messaging, Shows Study

Though mathematics is one of the most important inventions in the history of humanity, many humans actually have an aversion to the subject. Researchers call this “math anxiety” and new research is showing that the condition can influence people in a variety of situations. A new study from researchers at Pennsylvania State University is now showing that math anxiety can …

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Slavery: A $32 bil. industry with 23.9 mil. employed

(image) We marvel at our technology, wear clothes as a means of status, indulge in our spices, and unfortunately, it’s nearly impossible not to live off the abundant 130 product types made by the hands of children and forced laborers. Right now, according to an updated report for this year by the Australia-based Walk Free Foundation, there are 29.8 million …

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Violent Crime Rose Slightly in 2012, Says FBI

As Americans sort through the emotional wreckage of the recent Navy Yard shooting, the FBI quietly this week released crime statistics for 2012. While property crimes saw a decrease for the 10th year in a row, violent crime unfortunately saw a small uptick. The FBI released the statistics in its yearly Crime in the United States report, compiled from data …

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You Can’t Really Appreciate The Internet Until You See Just How Big It Is

The Internet is a massive series of tubes network that we often take for granted in our everyday lives. It’s not often that we get to see just how big this network really is, but a new report gives us a nice overview. Pingdom, a Web site monitoring company, has collected a number of statistics that shows just how big …

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HIV Diagnoses on the Rise in Australia

Three annual reports on HIV and sexually transmitted infections in Australia released this week show a rise in HIV diagnoses. The reports were released at the Australasian HIV/AIDS Conference 2012 currently taking place in Melbourne. The reports show that new diagnoses of HIV in Australia have risen 50% over the past 10 years. Also, an eight percent spike in HIV …

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Poorest State in America Revealed by the U.S. Census Bureau

The U.S. Census Bureau recently released estimates from its 2011 American Community Survey showing that Mississippi is the poorest state in the U.S., with a median household income of only $36,919. Last month it was revealed by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control that Mississippi is also the fattest state in the U.S. West Virginia and Arkansas round out the …

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U.S. Census Bureau Releases First-Ever Public API

For the first time ever, the U.S. Census Bureau is making their giant database accessible to app developers with the release of a a public API. This will allow developers to work much of the government’s statistical and demographic information into new web and mobile apps. With the public API, developers now have access to two different statistical databases – …

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Grooveshark’s Beluga Offers Up Fascinating Insights Into Listeners’ Lifestyles

The music you listen to says a lot about you. While not strictly relegating you to a restricted definition, there does tend to be a correlation between personality types, lifestyles, and types of preferred music. If you’ve ever wondered what your music preferences say about the types of people who may be considered your familiars, wonder no more: Grooveshark has …

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Is Google+ a Ghost Town? A New Study Reveals Weak User Engagement

To hear Google tell it, Google+ is growing into a major social network that will soon rival Facebook. The company loves to point out that more brands are adopting the social network and that the site now has over 170 million users. The question is, how many of those users actually participate in the social network by making posts or …

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The Growth of the Film Industry: IMDB in Statistics

Here is an interesting infographic from the droids you’re looking for that provides statistics on film history. Since just about every notable film since the turn of the century (that’s last century) is listed on here, it gives us some vital information on where the film industry as a whole has been and where it is going. Since the beginning …

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AT&T Posts Super Bowl Stats Of Users At The Game

There’s been a lot of stats on the Super Bowl already in terms of social media use and other technologies. AT&T offers a different take on the big game. In a blog post, John Donovan, AT&T’s VP, laid out some statistics of how much data their users transmitted, how many phone calls they made and how many texts were sent …

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Internet Usage Predictions For 2012

Chances are, if you’re reading this article, you’re on the Internet. You’re probably going to spend a lot of time on the Internet in 2012. How much time? Let’s find out! An infographic coming to us from the Slots of Vegas blog details their Internet usage predictions for 2012. Some of the predictions may surprise you and some may not. …

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