Analyze This!

Exploring science through data, graphs, visualizations and more. 

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. Brain

    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.

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  7. 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.

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  8. 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.

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  9. 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.

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  10. Animals

    Analyze This: A massive annual insect migration

    A study of seasonal insect migration gave some surprising results.

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