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Driving 74 million cars on wasted natural gas

February 9, 2016
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Did you know you could drive 74 million cars using the wasted natural gas that is flared from oil wells and refineries? Learn more details in this blog post! Flaring (burning) is commonly used to dispose of natural gas produced at oil and gas facilities that lack the infrastructure to capture it

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How to eat 724,548 donuts and burn 138 million calories!

February 5, 2016
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Eating donuts, burning calories, and raising money for a good cause -- that's what the annual Krispy Kreme Challenge is all about. If this intrigues you, read on to find out more... But first, here's a picture of me eating a donut, preparing for a race. I bet you didn't

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Where might Zika virus strike next?

February 3, 2016
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The World Health Organization recently declared the Zika virus a global public health emergency. This virus is spread by certain mosquitoes, and therefore if we know where those mosquitoes are located, then we've got a pretty good idea of where the virus might spread. Before we get to the numbers, here

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The data behind jail breaks

January 29, 2016
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You've probably seen headlines about the recent jail break in California. Do you think they'll catch those guys? Is there any data available about recapturing escapees? You betcha! ... And do they need some help graphing that data? It appears so! But before we get started on the graphs, here's

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Which lives longer – a honey bee or black ant?

January 28, 2016
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A honey bee can live for 8 years ... but a black garden ant can live even 20 years longer than that! Learn more details, and other interesting trivia, in this blog on "the longevity of things." I recently found The Animal Ageing and Longevity Database, and was fascinated by

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How did you measure up in Snowpocalypse 2016?

January 26, 2016
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The East Coast of the US got quite a snowstorm this past weekend, but did your area get enough snow to brag about? Let's see what the data says... Before we get started, here are a couple pictures of the snow. The first one is from my driveway - we didn't

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A snow day at SAS headquarters

January 22, 2016
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The East Coast is having lots of snow and ice storms today, and SAS headquarters is officially closed. But I thought it would be a great day to get a few things done! And among those few things is "write a snow-related blog". Hope you enjoy it! After 21 years of

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A fun analysis of regional cultures in the US

January 20, 2016
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Are you from Yankeedom, The Far West, or somewhere in between?  In this blog, I use SAS maps to explore some fun data about regional cultures in the U.S. I recently ran across an interesting article about Colin Woodward's book "American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures

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