Analyze This!

Exploring science through data, graphs, visualizations and more. 

  1. Health & Medicine

    Analyze This: Does moderate screen time boost teen happiness?

    Computers, smartphones and TVs are everywhere. And scientists are trying to discover whether that’s a good thing for our well-being.

  2. Environment

    Analyze This: Not all races saw equal improvements in this air pollutant

    Levels of one U.S. air pollutant, NO2, have dropped over time. But neighborhoods with predominantly non-white residents saw smaller improvements than did those that were mostly white.

  3. Science & Society

    Analyze This: Seasonal hurricane costs have been rising sharply

    Scientists study past hurricanes to help them predict future risks. Better predictions can help communities prepare for monster storms.

  4. Health & Medicine

    Analyze This! Mosquito repellents that work

    Spray-on repellents are generally the best at keeping those blood suckers from making you their next meal, new data show.

  5. Animals

    Analyze This: A massive annual insect migration

    A study of seasonal insect migration gave some surprising results.

  6. Brain

    Analyze This: Sleep patterns vary widely across the world

    Data on four very different groups of people show that sleep patterns vary based on the local environment, the culture and daily schedules.

  7. Health & Medicine

    Analyze This: Real data on lead levels in school drinking water

    The metallic element lead can be toxic if ingested. To keep students safe, many schools now test their water. Some have found dangerously high levels.

  8. Planets

    Analyze This: The masses of planets

    Scientists discovered a solar system with planets that are similar in size and mass to Earth. Using data, we take a closer look at that similarity.

  9. Health & Medicine

    Analyze This: Zika and microcephaly

    Data from pregnant women with Zika in Colombia helped scientists probe whether Zika causes birth defects.