Istanbul at sunset.
City rankings have become big business – but this expert thinks it's best to ignore them.
Visualization of the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission satellite in space over a tropical cyclone.
Climate change threatens the water supply of nations around the world. But it's difficult to measure whether a region has sufficient water to satisfy the people who live there. Could satellites help?
Families in rural areas are harder for the Census Bureau to reach.
People living in rural and small town America have much at stake in the 2020 census. But census participation tends to be lower in rural areas.
Population data can be examined to make important decisions and plans.
South Africa’s data collection is constantly improving. That's especially true when it comes to metrics that weren't collected or were distorted for political purposes during apartheid.
Using data during election campaigns is nothing new. But as the Canadian federal election approaches, authorities must be diligent that data tracking doesn’t become surveillance.
Data analytics have played a role in elections for years. But today’s massive voter relationship management platforms use digital campaigning practices to take it to another level.
Data collected by governments is a treasure trove of useful information for researchers.
A recent public deliberation in British Columbia identified that access to government data should be managed carefully and efficiently.
A memorial display with a drawing of Antwon Rose II sits in front of the Allegheny County courthouse. Police officer Michael Rosfeld shot Rose three times as he fled a car after a traffic stop.
AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar
A new project looks at the race of on-duty police officers and civilians involved in 917 fatal shootings in 2015.
Your social media data is immeasurably valuable.
A proposed bill would force tech companies to tell users how much their data is worth. But how can a single number capture data's power to predict your actions or sway your decisions?
Is your community’s water tainted with lead? The data might not have been reported.
Flint's highest recorded lead levels were typical for water systems that report problems. What's more, a number of cities haven't reported their lead issues.
Countries can be better prepared and respond faster to disease outbreaks if public health data is shared more freely.
Sharing data openly across regions and organisations can help to accelerate preparedness and responses to public health emergencies.
The New IRA apologized for killing investigative journalist Lyra McKee during a riot in Derry.
Organizations try to hide mistakes and evade responsibility, studies show. But two scholars analyzing militant and terrorist groups say they are willing to acknowledge their mistakes – sometimes.
Google’s size isn’t the only reason way it exerts market power.
AP Photo/Jeff Chiu
US lawmakers and regulators are beginning to investigate big tech's growing power, but they need to look beyond size and into their very natures.
Unemployment and a loss of health insurance are two problems not necessarily captured in official poverty measures.
In the US, poverty is measured by income level. But that measure misses many other aspects of poverty – like unemployment, poor health and a lack of health insurance.
Less than one percent of state and local drug arrests involve amounts over a kilogram.
A study of over 700,000 state and local drug arrests shows that two out of three cases involve a small amount of illegal drugs.
What does all that data mean to you?
The people who get the most out of self-tracking tend to be 'systematic thinkers' who search for meaning in patterns.
In this Sunday, June 9, 2019 frame grab from Sudan TV, Lt. Gen. Jamaleddine Omar, from the ruling military council, speaks on a broadcast.
SUDAN TV via AP
History shows that when government elites believe that there is a risk that they may lose control of the capital, they escalate targeted violence against civilians.
Sluggish jobs growth may compel Federal Reserve Board Chair Powell to take action.
The Fed said it's ready to act to 'sustain the expansion.' The latest jobs report suggests it may have to act soon.
Social biases in digital tech create racist face recognition software and sexist hiring tools, but more data collection isn't the answer.
The U.S. Census struggles to accurately count the number of children under 5.
In 2010, approximately 1 million children under the age of 5 were not counted in the census. That meant less state funding for critical services like Early Head Start and SNAP.
Summing up a student in numbers.
US schools now collect detailed data on their students. But teachers and parents need to think carefully about how that data is used – and what it shows, or doesn't show, about a student.