Analyze This!

Exploring science through data, graphs, visualizations and more. 

  1. Materials Science

    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.

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  2. 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.

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  3. 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.

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  4. 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.

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  5. Climate

    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.

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  6. Earth

    Analyze This: Can you outrun these geological disasters?

    There's one geological disaster you probably can outrun, and a few others that are iffy.

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  7. Environment

    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.

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  8. Microbes

    Analyze This: These viruses are behemoths

    Scientists keep finding larger and larger viruses. Just how big can these microbes get?

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  9. Psychology

    Analyze This: The power in being understanding of your flaws

    Expecting nothing but perfection from yourself can lead to depression. Forgiving yourself after mistakes can lower your risk of feeling bad, a new study finds.

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  10. Climate

    Analyze This: Climate change could make food less healthy

    Levels of important nutrients are lower in crops exposed to high levels of carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas. How high? Try levels expected to be typical 30 years from now.

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  11. Animals

    Analyze This: Electric eels’ zaps are more powerful than a TASER

    Shocking! A biologist reached his hand into a fish tank and let an electric eel zap him. It let him measure precisely how strong a current it could unleash to defend itself.

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  12. Health & Medicine

    Analyze This: Flu vaccine’s protection varies

    Getting a flu shot every year is an important way to protect yourself and those around you — even if the vaccine isn’t 100 percent effective.

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