City Crime Part 2: Size-Adjusted City Ratings

Science Fact: In Part 1 of this post we reviewed the underlying factors affecting city crime, especially violent crime. This Part 2 analyzes published crime data to derive safety ratings for U.S. cities. The FBI publishes crime data for each … Continue reading

City Crime Part 1: Factors Affecting Violent Crime

Science Fact: City crime is something you’d like to know about before visiting or moving to a new place. Today’s post describes the factors underlying city crime, especially violent crime. On Thursday we’ll continue by actually rating cities on their … Continue reading

Travel Fatalities by Car, Air & Ship

Science Fact: Travel fatalities are a concern to many of us who want to reduce our risk of serious accident when we travel by car, aircraft or cruise ship. This post looks at the data and the science, then gives … Continue reading

Your Kitchen Design is Making You Fat

Science Fact:  Your kitchen design is making you fat! OK, maybe with diligent effort we could make ourselves fat anyway.  But scientists find that kitchen design strongly affects our eating habits.  By kitchen design we mean both the physical arrangement … Continue reading

Resurrection of the Pizza & Fries, Part 2

Science Fact:  In yesterday’s post we stored a delicious leftover bit of pizza.  Today, we’re going to bring it out and eat it! Some people eat pizza cold, for breakfast or a snack, and swear by it.  But most of us … Continue reading

Resurrection of the Pizza & Fries, Part 1

Science Fact:  Pizza always ranks near the top, both in popularity and appeal.  The hot question for today and tomorrow is: can you bring leftover pizza back to life?  And there’s good news: it turns out that the same Frankenstein-like techniques … Continue reading

Dress to INform, Dress to PERform

Science Fact:  “Dress for success!” they used to say. “Clothes make the man.”  “Follow the dress code.” When you choose how to dress, whether it’s at the store buying clothes or making a selection after you shower, you’re communicating both … Continue reading