Numbers in the News

Mark Scherz


NUMBER of new tiny gecko species recently discovered by scientists in northern Madagascar. The team suspects there may be even more undiscovered species hidden in the island’s rainforests.

Source: Gizmodo


YEARS since a German submarine sank the U.S.S. Jacob Jones, the first U.S. Navy destroyer lost in combat, in World War I. Divers in August finally located the shipwreck off the coast of southwest England.

Source: The New York Times

$402 million

AMOUNT Irish regulators fined Instagram  in September over its handling of teen data. Authorities in Europe and the U.S. have recently begun cracking down on what information companies collect and share about young people online.

Source: The New York Times