People turning up to work sick is actually a vexing problem for employers.
"The bids that make economic sense are the bids that have no chance of winning. And the bid that will end up winning won't make economic sense."
An international team of researchers has done the hard work of figuring out what Wikipedia editors spend all day bickering about.
The nerd's Super Bowl is upon us!
Injuries in NCAA's men basketball happen at a third of the rate of college football—and half the rate of the NBA.
Did you know there's something called the Super Bowl Stock Market Predictor? And that the night of the game tends to be the deadliest for pedestrians?
The Institute of Medicine has spent over a year rigorously examining the physical fitness tests schools use to test students' fitness. Their conclusion: Barely any of it correlates with better health outcomes.
Thanks to a blown call in Monday night's Green Bay-Seattle game, the fight between the NFL and its referees is getting more attention than most labor battles usually get. Even Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has expressed sympathy for the unionized refs. But the fight is actually fairly representative of modern labor disputes.
The United States sent 539 athletes to the Olympics this year. There's only one we know of who has a graduate degree in public health: 27-year-old Natalie Dell.
The United States may be leading the medal count. But when you break down the winnings per capita, we do horribly.
Economists have advice for countries that want to rake up as many Olympic gold medals as possible. Be rich. Have lots of young people. Invest in child nutrition. And then there are the sneakier tips...
Olympic athletes may perform superhuman feats on the field. But when they buy health insurance, they face a system just as weird and completed as the rest of us do.
UK Prime Minister David Cameron predicted that the 2012 Olympics would boost the country's economy by £13 billion over the next four years. But Howard Archer, a London-based economist at forecasting firm IHS, predicts that the near-term impact will be significantly more modest.
Let's say you're a tiny, relatively poor country dying to nab an Olympic medal in London this summer. What's your best strategy? Nate Silver's advice: Focus on wrestling.