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UN Report — Cannabis use soars 40 percent in Canada

The United Nations‘ latest world drug report shows more Canadians started using cannabis each year in the lead-up to the drug’s legalization for recreational use.

Britain's Groundhog Day Brexit hits 500-hour mark

London - Britons may be forgiven for their Brexit fatigue as parliament has spent more than 500 hours debating how to leave the European Union without much progress in nearly three years.

StatCan cannabis survey finds 1 in 7 Canadians driving high

Ottawa - A new Statistics Canada survey has found about 1.4 million Canadians reported they had been a passenger in a vehicle driven by someone who had consumed cannabis in the previous two hours.

Power struggle rages over Russia's state statistics

Moscow - Reports that Russia's economy ministry is set to take control of the national statistics agency has sparked fears that indicators crucial to monitoring the country's economic woes could become skewed.

Toddlers in U.S. have shot at least 23 people since January 1

The number of shooting incidents in which toddlers have shot themselves or others has increased by 30 percent since the first of the year, a disturbing trend that has sadly, become commonplace in our society.

At least 160 people die violently each day in Brazil: Report

S - A total of 58,559 people died violent deaths in Brazil in 2014, or about 160 every day -- and police actions were the second-biggest cause, new statistics said Thursday.

Windows 10 allegedly hits 100m users, Microsoft boasts 669k apps

Windows 10 has reportedly passed 100 million installations almost exactly two months after its worldwide launch. The unconfirmed figure comes shortly after the company officially updated its 'Microsoft by Numbers' page with some interesting statistics.

U.K. population rises to almost 65 million

London - The population of the U.K. has shown a marked increase by almost half-a-million people in a 12-month period. The population now stands at 64,596,800.

Ant movements correspond to mysterious math

A new study shows that as ants forage for food they select routes that connect with statistical distributions of probability. This collective behavior has been shown by mathematicians.

98% of UK firms have no cyber-attack insurance

A new UK government report has found that nearly all large firms do not possess any form of insurance that would help them to recover from a major cyber-attack, despite 81% of those surveyed having experienced a security breach in the past 12 months.

Survey shows land lines becoming a thing of the past

The reliable old telephone land line is quickly becoming a relic. A new survey states that 4 out of 10 American homes have only cell phones.

Whistle-blower: VA deaths covered up to make records look good

The records of dead veterans have been changed or otherwise altered in an attempt to cover up how many have actually died waiting for care, making the statistics look better at the Phoenix VA Hospital, according to a whistle-blower.

Keeping brick and mortar retail relevant

Atlanta - The American Customer Satisfaction Index for 2013 is out and there are some mixed messages for the retail sectors. For the first time since 2001, customer satisfaction within the Internet Retail categories have fallen almost 5 percent.

Op-Ed: A fact-based look at campus rape and the Landen Gambill case Special

The case of Landen Gambill has sparked outrage by sexual assault victims and advocates alike. It has also led to some questioning the validity of Gambill's claims.

Hitting streaks at baseball creates a better team

A scientist has undertaken analysis which has shown that a baseball player on a hitting streak lifts the performance of those around him. Teammates who play regularly with a streaking player hit at a pace above their own average during those games.

Op-Ed: Sandy Island and other modern hoaxes

Sydney - Do you believe everything your government tells you? That was a rhetorical question, but can you believe what you read in a dictionary or see in an atlas? Alas, not always.

Chinese and Australian International Relations 101

Is the growing presence of The United States military in Australia good for Australian – Chinese relations? The Gillard and Obama administrations recent announcement of a new deal between the two sixty year strong allies.

Op-Ed: Cut out salt, live forever

Warwick - New medical research published August 12 suggests that reducing our salt intake could have drastic effects on our health and mortality, but haven’t we heard it all before somewhere?

Swine Flu deaths are a numbers game for CDC

A key challenge and source of confusion in calculating the severity of a given virus strain is in the interpretation of the number of dead.

Is Your Heart Healthy?

A study recently found one in four people can recognize the five major warning signs of a heart attack. Here is another scary fact: you might just be one of the unfortunate three out of four.

Ask Not For Whom The Bell Tolls

We often hear and see death statistics quoted to us: in the news, in commercials, in reports and in public service announcements. Numbers can and DO lie. Don't believe them. Don't trust them.

Does your astrological sign determine your health issues?

"The study, which used data from 10 million Ontario residents in 2000, was conducted with tongue firmly in cheek, a press release said." Results Show How Studies Can Be Misinterpreted

We Need More Than IT...

You think IT is all it takes to secure your company's assets? Think again...

New Research Shows Young Generations More Sexually Explicit

New research shows the sexual habits of the nation's younger generation are more explicit and experimental than ever before

New Statistics in New York will change the way the NYPD polices

Statistics from a study of this year's murders in New York is going to change the way the New York Police Department (NYPD) patrols the city.

Jobless Rate Holds Steady at 7 Percent In May

OTTAWA — The jobless rate was stuck at seven per cent in May for the third month in a row as the economy added a handful of part-time positions, Statistics Canada said Friday. Full-time work fell in May, a concern to analysts who suggest that part-..

Whatever Happened To The Work Ethic?

HAMBURG (dpa) - It might not be the picture that the world has of Germany, but a stream of recent data shows Germans spending less time at work, disregarding ecological worries by driving more, drinking less beer and above all, wanting to have more fun...

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