Facts & Trends

Driverless Cars and Memory Chips

Portion of Americans who say they would ride in driverless cars if the technology were available: 1/2 Who say they would get memory chips installed in their brains: 1/4 ...
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Melanoma

The rate of U.S. diagnoses for melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, has doubled in the past 30 years, from 11.2 cases per 100,000 people in 1982 to 22.7 cases per 100,000 in 2011, according to a Centers for ...
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Homicide

Homicide is the leading cause of on-the-job death among women. And taxi drivers are the people most likely to be murdered while working ...
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Obese Americans

American men are weighing in at an average of 196 pounds—16 pounds more than in 1990, a new Gallup survey has found.The average weight for women jumped 14 pounds—to 156 pounds— over the same period. Gallup estimates 62 percent of ...
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Man Bitten By Shark Goes To Pub

A New Zealand man who was bitten by a shark calmly stitched up his own wounds, then joined his friends at the pub while still bleeding and drank a beer before heading to the hospital. James Grant was spearfishing when the ...
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How We Police

Number of U.S. States that allow the death penalty:  31 Proportion of U.S. police departments that are using body cameras: 1 in 3 ...
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Heatwave In India

A farmer sits on his parched land in the village of Gauribidanur in India’s southern Karnataka state on May 26, as a brutal heat wave continued to blister the country, claiming at least 1,100 lives and causing roads to melt ...
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WORLD’S MOST COMMON HEALTH COMPLAINTS

A major Gates Foundation- backed study found that over 95% of people in 2013 lived with a health problem. The leading issues varied across the 188 countries surveyed: U.S. Back pain Ireland Major depressive disorder Saudi Arabia Diabetes Iraq Iron-deficiency anemia ...
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Weight Gain In America

The average American woman now weighs 166.2 pounds, about the same as the average American man weighed in the early 1960's.  Over the same time period, U.S. men have gained nearly 30 pounds, from 166.3 in the '60's to 195.5 ...
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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 ...
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