The data shows a tricky balancing act for policy makers. Interest rates will need to rise but too quickly could squash the recovery.
A new approach to gathering data from football matches which uses cybernetics and AI could help coaches spot weak links in their teams.
Many cultures still experience silence and shame around mental health issues. But that doesn't mean they don't need help.
Companies are compiling your smartphone data into shockingly intimate profiles that can be used against you.
Big data provides a rich picture of the physical city, but it won't tell us much about the social city – that's where agent-based modelling comes in.
Today, there are more refugees and displaced people than ever before. Sophisticated analytics could be a game-changer for officials on the front lines of the crisis.
Why are people from some states so much healthier than others? Despite what you may hear, it's not just about genetics or poor choices.
Life expectancy has fallen for the second time in two years. That's not supposed to happen in a rich country like the US.
Technologies for accessing information need to be somehow future-proofed.
Data ethics should pay much more attention to the social value of research
The governor of Puerto Rico has ordered a recount of the official death toll for Hurricane Maria. The real number is likely higher by the hundreds. What happened?
How do diverse movies fare in the international box office? What time do trolls like to post their comments? We look back on some of this year's most intriguing graphs and maps.
The squeeze on wealth in the middle class by those at the top is a long established trend in international inequality data. But the ABS doesn't provide this information.
Predicting human behavior is big business. But science may never be able to do so with perfect certainty.
Robots, like drones, are filtering the natural world through algorithms and turning the world into data.
Some social groups are falling through the gaps of fertility data. Men, ethnic minorities and the LGBT community have explicitly been excluded from surveys.
The risks of big data are not getting enough attention.
A meteorologist and a music technologist team up to turn the data from tropical storms into musical graphs.
Do you own your own genetic data? The future of genomic databases is almost here, and now is the time to figure out how we are going to allow this information to be used.
There's still far too much we don't know about hate crimes in the US – and that affects how we study and enforce these crimes.