Which Countries Have Produced The Most World-Famous Athletes?

The treemap chart above—part of the Pantheon project out of MIT Media lab—shows the birth countries of "globally known" sportspeople from 4,000 BC to 2010, i.e. sportspeople who are listed in the Wikipedias of at least 25 different languages. The U.S. and the U.K. come out on top, having produced 168 and 167 such… » 3/25/14 9:58am 3/25/14 9:58am

A Study Returns Easy Answers to Questions Not Yet Asked

Poring over the data, sifting through more than 1,700 specimens, a team of MIT researchers is, as we speak, cataloging the species known as the sports gamer. The data is, so far, unsurprising.… [ Kotaku » 4/30/11 5:00pm 4/30/11 5:00pm]