This is a story about the pernicious claims borne out of a single, discredited scientific paper in 1998.
Who's the most famous person (or at least the person with the most Wikipedia traffic) from your hometown? This extremely detailed map from The Pudding has your answer.
Looking at just professional sports, there's a clear trend, especially for the four leagues (MLB, NBA, NFL, and NHL) that have been around since at least the 1950s.
In the past 19 years, there have been 228 issues of Vogue, with a total of 262 female cover models. Let's look at where these women fall on the skin lightness spectrum.
To see how text predictors work in action, we will predict tweets by four Twitter accounts: Barack Obama, Justin Timberlake, Kim Kardashian and Lady Gaga.
Billboard claims the most popular musicians of 2018 were Drake, Post Malone, Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift and Cardi B. But neither Sheeran nor Swift released an album in 2018; does this ranking truly represent music culture?
These charts show the most common misspelled permutations of celebrity names like Jake Gyllenhaal and Britney Spears.
An audio-visual history of every boy band to chart on the Billboard Hot 100 since 1980.
What makes a title-town?
Kinshasa is now bigger than Paris. Guangzhou, Hong Kong and Shenzhen are forming an epic, 40 million-person super city.
We measured the pockets in both men's and women's pants in 20 of the US' most popular blue jeans brands. Take a look at what we found.
While not perfect, Wikipedia traffic serves as a solid proxy for the ebb and flow of a celebrity's cultural relevance.
How "gayborhoods" in 15 major American cities are divided by gender.
Taking this idea one step further, we began asking: what is the taco capital of the US? What is the exact longitude where Chinese food eclipses tacos? What about regional preferences, such as the South‘s affinity for BBQ?
Humans have been trying to capture pictures of Earth since the invention of the camera in the 1800s. But it wasn't until 1966 that they got a picture of the whole Earth in one go.
Relative to men, women are more likely to gasp, hurry, smile, hesitate, and stir (mostly while cooking), regardless of whether the writer is a man or a woman.
As the story goes, whenever people are stuck in one place for a long time, or their sports team wins a title, etc. they'll get frisky... and become new parents nine months later. But the data doesn't quite bear that out.
It seems like pop songs have been getting progressively more and more repetitive over the decades, but does the data bear that out?
Nothing compares to Santa Rosa, California the microbrew capital of the US. Let’s look at what makes this West Coast city a beer mecca, and how everywhere else stacks up.