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

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

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College degrees awarded per capita in the U.S.A.

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

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Fastest growing and declining surnames in the U.S.

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

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

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

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