Francis William Edmonds’ ‘Taking the Census,’ from 1854.
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Countries have been trying to count their populations since the Han dynasty in China.
A mylar balloon at Presqu'ile Provincial Park in Ontario, Canada.
Releasing balloons at weddings and other celebrations is festive, until they break into pieces and become plastic pollution. A citizen science project is spotlighting the problem.
Hispanic voters go to the polls for early voting in 2004.
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One way in which Latino voters vary is where they or their forebears came from. In states like Florida, that difference matters.
Fears of the census may have informed the Bureau’s 2020 tagline.
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A quarter of Americans, many of them non-white, are worried about data privacy and confidentiality in the 2020 census.
Microbiologist Xiugen Zhang working at the Connecticut State Public Health Laboratory.
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In a survey, a majority of liberals and conservatives reported that they trust doctors and the CDC to reduce US risk of a coronavirus epidemic.
For years, Craigslist operated out of an old Victorian house in San Francisco, before moving out in 2010.
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Remember when websites didn't rely on user data for profit margins, when values like anonymity and transparency were celebrated?
Aimee Stephens worked for a Detroit funeral home for six years before telling her employer she wanted to be issued a female uniform.
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In a national survey, transgender individuals had worse employment outcomes, lower incomes and higher rates of poverty than cisgender people.
Secondhand smoke may come from many miles away.
According to a new study, about four in 10 air pollution deaths in the US are due to emissions crossing state lines.
Theo Lacy Facility in Orange, California.
Between 1983 and 2013, the number of immigrants detained in rural county jails has increased.
The ABA has called for states to curtail ‘gay panic’ and ‘trans panic’ defenses.
In a handful of cases, defendants in murder cases have said that they were defending themselves from a same-sex pass or attempted sexual assault.
Black names have changed over the centuries.
A scholar disproves the long-held assumption that black names are a recent phenomenon.
Amazon says it has considered adding facial recognition technology to its Ring doorbell cameras. Some politicians are concerned Ring’s video-sharing partnerships with police departments encroach on people’s privacy and civil liberties.
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Amazon says it's the "new neighbourhood watch" but Ring may just be another technology that gives police too much data and lets neighbourhoods double down on their biases.
Traditional companies need to embrace high-quality data gathering to avoid being left behind by the next industrial revolution.
Anonymised data is crucial for AI to work.
Medical data will need to be treated as precious to our health as drinking water.
Millions of shelter animals are adopted in the U.S. every year.
A new study analyzes the language in nearly 680,000 pet adoption ads.
Michelle Williams arrives at the world premiere of ‘All the Money in the World.’
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A new analysis of over 400 actors shows that gender discrimination plays a major role in Hollywood salaries.
What’s your safest option for a ride home?
Uber's first safety report revealed 107 deaths and nearly 6,000 sexual assaults over two years. But the rideshare service may still be safer than the alternatives.
That future is one of ever-changing data, analytics and computer infrastructure.
Achieving the American dream.
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As more people of color move to the suburbs, they might not find the full range of opportunities that white European ethnic groups did for most of the previous century.
Millions of people in the Horn of Africa lack safe, reliable and affordable water throughout the year.
Drought-driven humanitarian emergencies can be prevented if groundwater is reliably made available at strategic locations.