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One oft-cited problem with Computer Science is its glaring gender disparity: In a given Computer Science class, men will outnumber women as much as 8 to 2 (20% women). This stands in stark contrast to most other college majors, which …

Percentage of Bachelor’s degrees conferred to women, by major (1970-2012) Read More »

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As I’m reaching the end of my PhD, I’ve started thinking more about what I’ll be doing afterwards. It’s my dream job to teach and do research as a professor, but the prospects aren’t promising. There’s a ton of competition …

College degrees awarded per capita in the U.S.A. Read More »

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Since my teens, I’ve been curious how many Olsons there are out there. I’ve seen some “celebrity” Olsons and even made friends with a couple Olsons throughout my life, but I’ve always assumed that Olson is a fairly rare last …

Fastest growing and declining surnames in the U.S. Read More »

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There was a fun thread on reddit yesterday that asked users to come up with Game of Thrones-like surnames for every U.S. State. I went through and picked out my favorites from the thread and mapped them below. When reading …

If every U.S. state had a surname for bastards, like Game of Thrones, what would each state’s name be? Read More »

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