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Freakonomics and SuperFreakonomics, by Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner, are groundbreaking books that explore "the hidden side of everything." Now there's a Freakonomics podcast, hosted by Dubner. Prepare to be enlightened, engaged, perhaps enraged, and definitely surprised.

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America's favorite statistical guru answers our FREAK-quently Asked Questions, and more.

It may seem like winning a valuable diamond is an unalloyed victory. It's not. It's not even clear that a diamond is so valuable.

The practice of medicine has been subsumed by the business of medicine. This is great news for healthcare shareholders -- and bad news for pretty much everyone else.

A lot of the conventional wisdom in medicine is nothing more than hunch or wishful thinking. A new breed of data detectives is hoping to change that.

If you are driving and kill a pedestrian, there's a good chance you'll barely be punished. Why?

Thick markets, thin markets, and the triumph of attributes over compatibility.

Sure, we all want to make good personal decisions, but it doesn't always work out. That's where "temptation bundling" comes in.

Every year, Edge.org asks its salon of big thinkers to answer one big question. This year's question borders on heresy: what scientific idea is ready for retirement?

Advertisers have always been adept at manipulating our emotions. Now they're using behavioral economics to get even better.

Jim Yong Kim has an unorthodox background for a World Bank president -- and his reign thus far is just as unorthodox.

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