17 Charts and Figures that show the US is not as developed as you’d think

Is the United States really that GREAT?

It’s not just the poor: all Americans eat fast food about as often

Bite into this study.

Tiniest U.S. flag ever appeared by accident after researchers toyed with a 2-D material

This U.S. flag is only a couple nanometers wide or thousands of times thinner than a human hair.

The ‘hateback’ loop of dehumanization could plunge America into civil violence

Even the nastiest bits of history repeat themselves.

The U.S. public doesn’t trust scientists over GMO foods, Pew report says

More like GMOhno!

Study estimates Zika Virus risk across 50 biggest cities in US

With the Zika virus running rampant through South America, outbreaks could pop up in several US cities. A study from the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) estimated this hazard in the largest cities in the US, finding that the south and especially the southeast is quite vulnerable to the threat posed by Zika. Key factors can combine to produce

The first Americans came from Russia’s frozen expanse, Siberia, some 23,000 years ago

The first humans to reach the Americas came from Siberia in a single group some 23,000 years ago, at the height of the last Ice Age, says the new study. On their way to Alaska, they hanged around in the northern regions for a few thousands of years before moving deeper into North and South America.

Green America: how to turn the power grid 100% eco friendly by 2050

Converting the power infrastructure to rely on clean, renewable energy seems like a daunting, expensive and some would say, unachievable task. But Mark Z. Jacobson, professor of civil and environmental engineering at Stanford, and his colleagues, including U.C. Berkeley researcher Mark Delucchi, are the first to outline how each of the 50 states can achieve such a transition by 2050.

American media consumption to soar in 2015

The U.S. is not only the biggest energy consumer per capita in the lord, but also the leading media consumer. An estimated 6.9 zettabytes of media flows to individuals and households in a year or 6.9 million million gigabytes. That’s almost twice as much than in 2008 and according to the latest “How Much Media? 2013 Report on American Consumers,” produced

Extremely rare 400 year old map shows China as the center of the world

Well despite what many people might think, Hollywood isn’t and never was the center of the world (hopefully, it won’t be in the future either). But on this map (and probably, not only there) China is depicted as the center of the world, while the Americas are also sketched, Florida being represented as the “Land of Flowers”. It was drawn

America’s vote for science

Science and politics often go hand in hand; they influence one another and despite the fact that the connections are subtle, they often play a crucial role. If at today’s vote was cast only by people who work or support scientific enquiries of any type, the result would be crushing. Today’s importance goes out of the national interest, and dives