US spending on science, space, and technology correlates with …

10 05 2014

… certain violent types of suicide (and many other random and strange variables …).

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These are all from Tyler Viglen’s Spurious Correlations, sent around by Steph Torrey just now: fun … but — at risk of being nerdily earnest — ultimately a little unsatisfying (are they all just year effects, or the products of running a gazillion tests, or what? And why not show actual correlation plots?)