Analyze This!

Exploring science through data, graphs, visualizations and more. 

  1. Animals

    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.

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  2. Animals

    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.

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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Climate

    Analyze This: How hot will it get?

    Temperatures are rising because of human-caused climate change. But some places with get hot faster than others.

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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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