Analyze This!

Exploring science through data, graphs, visualizations and more. 

  1. 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.

    By
  2. 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.

    By
  3. 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.

    By
  4. 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.

    By
  5. 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.

    By
  6. 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.

    By
  7. Climate

    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.

    By
  8. 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.

    By
  9. Animals

    Analyze This: A massive annual insect migration

    A study of seasonal insect migration gave some surprising results.

    By
  10. 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.

    By