Unlocking the mathematical mysteries of the fortune cookie, FiveThirtyEight-style. Have you heard the buzz? Bees are doing a little better, with Colony Collapse Disorder losses down 27 percent. “Don’t use word ‘state-run’ for any universities or institutions” — the purported Xinhua News Agency style-guide update gives a fascinating look into Chinese media culture. And I’m off on vacation in a few hours, wishing I could go to the place where popsicles don’t melt.
Photo: A sample message found in a fortune cookie at Ill Fortune Cookies in San Rafael in 2012. (Kristopher Skinner/Bay Area News Group)