NASA tells us which plants to buy for cleaner air — in 100% infographic format

Plants > Chemicals.

A history of computer science, from punch cards to virtual reality

A brief binary history of computer science.

Can this planet survive humans 50 years from now?

Let’s face it — we haven’t taken care of this planet as well as we should.

Can science help LSD make a comeback?

Few drugs have had a more undeserving bad rep as LSD, but acid is finally making a comeback, it seems.

Dogs hate hugs, and other amazing canine facts [infographic]

Dog, man’s best friend. Well, no one doubts dogs are very loyal and the best friends a taker can ever hope for. But what about you? Since you’re supposedly friends with dogs, you should know a thing or two about them. How many of these can you check off?

How not to get hit by a car: 7 easy tips for kids and parents alike

In 2009, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that 4,092 pedestrians were killed in crashes with motor vehicles and 59,000 were injured. These numbers represent a 22 percent drop from 1998. However, an unknown number of pedestrian crashes requiring emergency room treatment are not included in these reported fatalities and injuries because they did not occur in a public roadway (i.e., crash occurred in a parking lot or driveway). Some of these fatalities are caused by both driver and pedestrian negligence. Drivers have a duty to operate their vehicles in a reasonably safe manner to avoid injury to others. This includes keeping an eye out for pedestrians and properly yielding when necessary. But that doesn’t mean pedestrians can’t be extra careful and avoid an accident even when poor driving is involved. Here are some sound tips aimed at kids, but which parents should take heed also.

Life priorities by country around the world [infographic]

Around 80,000 people around the world answered a questionnaire that gauged what they valued most in life. Their responses were centralized and normalized by the OECD Better Life Index, and used to design an infographic. Labeled over each of the 180 countries, you can see what’s the dominant life priority of the population.

Dinner in your palm: social media and eating out [infographic]

Mobile technology is revolutionizing nearly everything consumers do. From browsing price comparisons in the store to checking movie times for nearby theaters while you’re still on the road, it’s possible to streamline virtually every activity using your smartphone. Dining is one of the most recent additions to the world of mobile conveniences.

The United States of the environment – how does your state fare

I recently came across this remarkable post from the Mother Nature Network (MNN), depicting the best and worst environmental affairs of each US state. So I figured it would be interesting for Americans to see where their state excels, and, on the contrary, where it fares the worst.

Who has the power and the money in the US [infographic]

I recently came across this great infographic published over at LiveScience. It pretty much speaks for itself, so, here it is (as always, click it for full size):

[INFOGRAPHIC] The Truth About Sitting Down

Guess what you’re doing right now? Same thing I’m doing as I type this in, I know, but sitting down for too long is not at all alright. Actually, sitting down for more than six hours a day can increase your risk of death by as much as 40%! And no, even if you exercise 30 minutes a day, chances

Infographic: the cost of SETI

As previously reported, SETI, the international organization which handles the search for electromagnetic transmissions from civilizations on distant planets, will shut down soon due to lack of funding. What’s really bothersome is that, although we all know we live in trouble economic times, the cost of keeping SETI going is simply peanuts for the US government or the huge corporations.