**Here's another way that statistics lie.** You've probably heard that more young people than ever are living at home. But roughly half of young people "living with their parents" are actually living in college campus housing — which constitutes living with one's parents, according to the Census. The upshot? **Many…**

# Statistical Proof That Lionel Messi Is the Best Soccer Player On Earth

Over at FiveThirtyEight Sports, Benjamin Morris makes a thoroughly convincing case that Argentina's Lionel Messi is the world's best soccer player. Even if you're not big on sportsball, the statistical rigor in Morris' analysis –and the athletic supremacy revealed thereby – is enough to make any data nerd squee.

# Recursive Book Cover Is Recursive

The cover art for Paul Halmos' book on Naive Set Theory plays with the self-referential nature of Russel's Paradox, to humorous visual effect.

# Proof That Some Infinities Are Bigger Than Others

The always-excellent Vi Hart (previously) gives one of the most engaging explanations of multiple infinities we've come across in some time.

# This Mathematical Model Shows You Exactly Where to Park Your Starship

You may have heard of Lagrangian points — they are five gravitationally stable locations around our planet, created by the forces exerted by the Earth and Moon on each other. They're a perfect place to put a satellite (and indeed we have). In this incredible model, you can see exactly where they are, and why.

# What the Hunt for IEDs Can Teach Us About Stopping Wildlife Poachers

The World Wildlife Fund is sending Google-financed drones to African national parks to track down illegal poachers. But computer scientist Thomas Snitch believes he can do a better job—by applying a mathematical model he developed for the military to find insurgents making improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in Iraq.

# Watch What This Man Creates with Some Sand and a Rake

It was while working as a computer tech that Andres Amador fell in love with fractals – mathematical sets of patterns out of which beautiful geometric designs emerge. He applied his fascination to the creation of what can only be described as land art. His canvas? A vast swath of open beach. His paintbrush? A set of…