Facts & Trends

Right place, right time

Cary Clevenger, 14, was playing with his friend Gavin Starns outside Gavin's house in Austin when he happened to look up.  Perched on the ledge of a second-story window was Gavin's 2-year-old brother, Cannon.  At that moment, Cannon pushed through the ...

Military Golf Courses

Number of golf courses worldwide operated by the U.S. military: 151 ...

By the numbers

141: The number of seasonal former IRS employees rehired by the agency between 2010 and 2013 despite having botched or failed to file their own tax returns, according to a February report by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration. 8.8 ...

Soap For The Poor

In many developing countries, poor hygiene and sanitation can be a death sentence.  That fact led sales exec Shawn Seipler to quit his job seven years ago to launch Clean the World, a charity dedicated to collecting and recycling leftover ...

Depression – Women vs. Men

"When women are depressed, they either eat or go shopping.  Men invade another country." - Elayne Boosler ...

Chernobyl Still Taking Its Toll

A quarter-century has passed since the meltdown at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant unleashed a radioactive cloud across the northern hemisphere.  A new study estimates that 27,000 people have died worldwide as a result of the worst nuclear accident in ...

Danger At Rest

The typical worker is three times more likely to die during leisure time than on the job ...

Mapping human emotions

When you're angry, your face, head, and arms grow hot When you're depressed, a cold numbness grips your head and arms. Love triggers a warm glow throughout your upper body, especially around your heart. Human emotions, a new study has ...

‘Emo’ youths murdered in Iraq

Shiite death squads have killed more than a dozen young Iraqis over the past month for wearing Western-style emo clothes.  The Interior Ministry singled out the emo subculture—made up of youths who listen to Western emo music and wear tight ...

Having No Religion

A Pew survey found that one in five Americans is not affiliated with any religion. “Nones” are growing faster than any religious group in America ...