Maximizing the Expected Value of a Lottery Ticket. What this extremely complex mathematical analysis misses is that the "value" of a lottery ticket lies more in the pleasant fantasy it creates for the buyer than in the actual outcome. (via Metafilter)
The COVID-19 pandemic, which claimed more than 336,000 lives in the United States in 2020, has significantly affected life expectancy.
Why Mainstream Media Is Telling the Whitewashed Version of the MAGA Insurrection. The right doesn't believe election results because they were scrutinized and therefore uncharacteristically fair.
Dire Wolves Were Not Really Wolves. (via Metafilter)
Donald Trump Built a National Debt So Big That It’ll Weigh Down the Economy for Years. That's even without weighing in the pandemic.
A blast from the past (2010): Recluses: Private, Exploited, or Self-Destructive?