Exploring science through data, graphs, visualizations and more.
Analyze This: Perfumes from everyday products collect in distant ice
Common scent-bearing chemicals are trapped in ice cored from Europe’s tallest peak. Dig into the data to find a story behind that pollution.
Analyze This: Hurricanes may help lizards evolve better grips
Lizards have larger toepads in areas that tend to have higher hurricane activity. This suggests high winds select for those that can hang tight.
Analyze This: Shimmering colors may help beetles hide
Delve into data showing how brilliant colors that shift as a viewer — or predator — moves may help iridescent insects blend in.
Analyze This: Amphibian populations are on the decline
The chytrid fungus has been wiping out amphibians around the world. Scientists have tallied up the declines and found that the fungus is responsible for dozens of extinctions.
Analyze This: Do exotic woods make better guitars?
When comparing the sound of guitars made from rare and costly woods to those made with common, cheaper alternatives, guitarists couldn’t tell much of a difference.By Sid Perkins
Science & Society
Analyze This: Most teens have been cyberbullied
Name-calling was the most common type of six types of cyberbullying that surveyed teens reported.
Health & Medicine
Analyze This: Most teen girls don’t meet guidelines for daily exercise
Girls trail boys in the amount of exercise they tend to get each day regardless of race.
Health & Medicine
Analyze This: A good reason to drive with an adult in the car
Teens are much safer drivers during their “learner” stage, when there’s an adult in the car. Once they get a license and begin to drive solo, they exhibit more reckless behaviors.
Analyze This: How hot will it get?
Temperatures are rising because of human-caused climate change. But some places will get hot faster than others.
Analyze This: Can you outrun these geological disasters?
There's one geological disaster you probably can outrun, and a few others that are iffy.
Analyze This: Beauty products are big sources of urban air pollution
In cities, a larger share of urban air pollution comes from the use of bath products, cleansers and more than does the burning of fossil fuels.
Analyze This: These viruses are behemoths
Scientists keep finding larger and larger viruses. Just how big can these microbes get?