The Mathematics Behind xkcd: A conversation with Randall Munroe.
Carl Bialik at the Wall Street Journal writes about which voters are the most powerful in US presidential elections.
Forget your fancy data science: try overkill analytics.
Dynamic pricing for drinks, from Wired via io9.
An overview of mathematics at Google.
Identification of fraudulent elections. (Basically, if a region has abnormally high turnout and most of the votes go to a single candidate, be suspicious!)
Call me maybe and the prisoner’s dilemma.
Andrew G Haldane: The dog and the frisbee, via John D. Cook (Cook points out that you want to use a simple model when possible, because complicated models are less robust.)
Optimizing your baggage claim experience.