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Alone in the Universe? Probably Not... »

Exoplanets are terrestrial planets that orbit stars outside of our own solar system. Currently, 1700 have been discovered, with 12…

Jacob Jedamus-Denu
by: Jacob Jedamus-Denu
views: 263
Score: 19

Cloudy With a Chance of $100 Billion in Damages »

The increasingly developed landscape of modern society is in as much danger as ever from the catastrophic forces of Mother…

Worldwatch Institute
by: Worldwatch Institute
views: 863
Score: 15

Want to Cut Your Carbon Footprint? Skip the Steak »

According to the United Nations, the livestock industry contributes almost 15 percent to the total greenhouse gas emissions caused by…

YES! Magazine
by: YES! Magazine
views: 505
Score: 14

How to Save Money on your Next Car »

Go electric. Initial purchasing costs are similar among the three vehicle types and although gas-powered vehicles can travel over 300…

Jacob Jedamus-Denu
by: Jacob Jedamus-Denu
views: 247
Score: 14

Intelligent Design and the Scientific Community »

According to a 2009 PEW research survey, American scientists are much less religious than the general public. Forty-one percent of…

Jacob Jedamus-Denu
by: Jacob Jedamus-Denu
views: 642
Score: 12

How US and UK Adults Think Life Started Differs Dramatically »

53% of Americans believe life on Earth was started by God, a massive cultural disconnect with our counterparts across the…

Peter Graham
by: Peter Graham
views: 255
Score: 11

Do we only use 10% of our brain? »

A popular urban legend states that humans only use 10% of their brain, and that if we used the rest…

Amparo C.
by: Amparo C.
views: 201
Score: 10

This I Disbelieve, America's Climate Change Story »

"A scientific report issued Tuesday on the effects of climate change in the United States concluded, 'Climate change, once considered…

New Economy Working Group
by: New Economy Working Group
views: 388
Score: 10

LSD, Good For Anxiety? »

In the first LSD experiment conducted in over 40 years, 12 cancer patients were given a dose of LSD. 8…

Jacob Jedamus-Denu
by: Jacob Jedamus-Denu
views: 556
Score: 8

How do people define the "good life"? »

We asked users of BeyondThePurchase.Org to defined the "good life." People selected one of four choices--the good life is: experiencing…

BeyondThePurchase.Org
by: BeyondThePurchase.Org
views: 342
Score: 8

Most Undernourished Regions of the World »

The FAO (Food and Agricultural Organization) recently released a booklet featuring new statistics on food supply and health for 2014.…

MJ Gewalt
by: MJ Gewalt
views: 184
Score: 7

Conservative Republicans Stand Alone on Climate Change »

Conservative Republicans are alone on the political spectrum on the issue of man-made climate change. Even Moderate and Liberal Republicans…

Peter Graham
by: Peter Graham
views: 284
Score: 6

String Theory: Stuck in 3D »

The book, "Flatland" by Edwin Abbott, describes a two-dimensional world in which the narrator, A-Square is stuck. A-Square cannot perceive…

Jacob Jedamus-Denu
by: Jacob Jedamus-Denu
views: 137
Score: 6

Ebola Outbreak: Survival and Fatality Rates Since 1976 »

Since the first outbreak in 1976, Ebola viruses have infected roughly 2,400 people and killed about one-third of them. It's…

NYC Politics
by: NYC Politics
views: 394
Score: 6

America Lags Behind in Support of Darwinism »

A 2009 British Council survey concluded that 70% of adults had at least heard of Charles Darwin and that 56%…

Jacob Jedamus-Denu
by: Jacob Jedamus-Denu
views: 295
Score: 6

Climate Change Making Waves »

The rate of sea level rise has been accelerating dangerously for the past few decades, posing a threat to the…

Worldwatch Institute
by: Worldwatch Institute
views: 265
Score: 6

In the long run we value experiences over material goods »

Prof. Howell (San Francisco State University) in a study published earlier this year, found that people think material purchases offer…

Amparo C.
by: Amparo C.
views: 120
Score: 5

Evolution And Religion: Where Do You Stand? »

Americans' views are largely divided over the issue of evolution. While nearly 60 percent of American adults believe that evolution…

SavvyRoo
by: SavvyRoo
views: 118
Score: 5

Including a graph really does convince people »

The study concludes that the effect is not because graphs relay information better. The effect is purely because graphs appear…

Stephen Ostermiller
by: Stephen Ostermiller
views: 1969
Score: 5

High on Social Media; Low on Trust »

Even though Millennials are the most socially savvy they happen to be lacking in the trust department. When asked the…

Dylan Walker
by: Dylan Walker
views: 125
Score: 5

Renewable Energy Passes Nuclear, But 7x Behind Fossil Fuels »

Despite gains in production by renewable energy, almost doubling in its ability to produce between 2001 and 2013, and surpassing…

Stephen Ostermiller
by: Stephen Ostermiller
views: 349
Score: 5

Dying to Know: What Are the Top Causes of Death in America »

In the U.S., average life expectancy rates are the highest they've ever been, at roughly 79 years. We're living longer,…

SavvyRoo
by: SavvyRoo
views: 403
Score: 5

How Can Anyone Deny Global Warming? »

“To people who still deny the human origin of climate change, I’m sorry to say, but it’s no longer possible."…

The National Memo
by: The National Memo
views: 250
Score: 5

The State of Garbage in The World: Where Does It Go? »

Nearly 70% of the waste produced in the United States is landfilled. As Edward Humes writes in his book Garbology,…

William Achnitz III
by: William Achnitz III
views: 378
Score: 4

Women Are Only 24% of All STEM Workers in the US »

The gender imbalance in the sciences today is arguably more pronounced than in any other field. According to data from…

Kaitlin Senk
by: Kaitlin Senk
views: 319
Score: 4

Young Drive Decline in Driving »

"The trend away from driving has been led by young people... Young people are driving less for a host of…

New Economy Working Group
by: New Economy Working Group
views: 202
Score: 4

Biofuel Production Declines »

In 2012, the combined global production of ethanol and biodiesel fell for the first time since 2000. Biofuels are a…

Worldwatch Institute
by: Worldwatch Institute
views: 160
Score: 4

Vision Trumps Other Senses for Memory »

Hear a piece of information, and three days later you'll remember 10 percent of it. Add a picture and you'll…

Anonymous
by: Anonymous
views: 146
Score: 4

Sharks vs. Humans »

Between Shark Week and the media attention given to sharks with the increase in attacks off the coasts of the…

William Achnitz III
by: William Achnitz III
views: 815
Score: 3

Scientists and US Public Don't Always See Eye to Eye »

Pew Research polls have found that members of the American Association for the Advancement of the Sciences and US adults…

SavvyRoo
by: SavvyRoo
views: 153
Score: 3

Physician Income from Medicaid vs. Medicare (2008) »

Although Medicare and Medicaid together make up almost half of the average physician's income, doctors are increasingly taking less of…

MJ Gewalt
by: MJ Gewalt
views: 154
Score: 3

Alzheimer’s disease may triple by 2050 »

As the number of older Americans grows rapidly (due to advances in medicine and technology, as well as the baby…

Amparo C.
by: Amparo C.
views: 74
Score: 3

Mind This Beeswax: Honey Bees Matter »

You've heard about the alarming losses of honey bees in the last several years? Here's why it matters: 1/3 of…

YES! Magazine
by: YES! Magazine
views: 220
Score: 3

The Cause of Premature Death: Ourselves »

A study conducted by the New England Journal of Medicine found that, when it comes to premature death, there is…

SavvyRoo
by: SavvyRoo
views: 120
Score: 3

Measuring Our Mortality: Activities Worth Dying For? »

We live in a dangerous world. To help quantify the risks people face, the measurement known as the micromort was…

SavvyRoo
by: SavvyRoo
views: 383
Score: 3

In Vitro Baby Boom »

"More than 1.5 percent of babies born in the U.S. in 2012 were conceived in a laboratory dish thanks to…

The National Memo
by: The National Memo
views: 168
Score: 3
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