This seems like the sort of thing that’ll definitely set the cat among the pigeons. The BBC has written (and made an interactive) about specific university courses and how much they boost (or reduce) graduate wages.
It wasn’t my intention to make this so education-heavy, but the NYT has written about analysis which shows that boys outperform girls in maths in white, rich areas, whereas pupils in other areas don’t show much of a difference. The one thing I don’t like about this interactive is that it’s not clear where one ends and the other begins, which I find a bit confusing.
The Economist looks at important summits over the years, including the Reagan/Gorbachev summit in Reykjavik in the 80s. I think my favourite thing about this is the note at the bottom of the Trump/Kim summit picture, which notes that the positive summit sentiment score was “after removing Trump’s effusive comments”.
If you love/are fascinated by space as much as I am then you’ll really enjoy reading this, about NASA bringing space flight back to where it all started. I include it because there is a nice data graphic in there showing astronauts’ age and gender over time, and space is awesome.
I love this. It’s essentially a tit-for-tat argument about trade tariffs that you can carry on by pressing a button. It’s a nice way of showing the futility of arguing over trade specifics, because the very nature of trade means that there are some things you lose on, and others you gain on. Duh.
Speaking of trade, I really appreciated this explainer of why international trade data doesn’t add up. You would expect that looking at country A’s exports to country B would look identical to country B’s imports from country A. But they don’t. And this neatly explains why.
Official figures say 64 people died in Puerto Rico as a result of Hurricane Maria, but this investigation/survey between Quartz and Puerto Rico’s Center for Investigative Journalism has verified at least 244 deaths. There are more reports of deaths that they are trying to verify. Unbelievable that this has been so under-reported.
This chart shows how water consumption in Reykjavik changed on the day of the match with Argentina - much more water than usual was consumed in the morning, but at the time of the match about a third to a half of the normal amount of water was used. You can even see half-time in the consumption data! (You may want to translate this page)
This had me cackling - a YouGov survey shows that 35% of Scots actively want England to lose. English fans don’t really feel the same animosity. BUT ALSO: they will 100% get their wish. Let’s be real - England will never win again.
The answer: err, depends on the breed and the film? (This could have been done in a much better way, like, I want to be able to filter it by breed, not just see them all in a random order…) I think Beethoven has a lot to answer for, and that’s all I will say on the matter.
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