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March 31, 2014
20:23 // 2 weeks ago
March 30, 2014
The past few months have revealed an American obsession with drones that touches nearly every aspect of modern life. Unfortunately for vulnerable civilians in other countries, we’re obsessing over the wrong drones.
The more drones we worry about, the less we care about what matters, Vanity Fair’s Kia Makarechi writes on the new drone age we are entering. source
19:37 // 2 weeks ago
February 23, 2014
This is what the East Coast of the United States could look like in a few hundred years, according to a graphic artist who put together a map of the world after 260 feet of sea rise. Go see what your region of the world would look like - Another writer and artist put together images of what your city would look like if it were drowned. 

This is what the East Coast of the United States could look like in a few hundred years, according to a graphic artist who put together a map of the world after 260 feet of sea rise. Go see what your region of the world would look like - Another writer and artist put together images of what your city would look like if it were drowned. 

13:31 // 1 month ago
December 15, 2013
15:30 // 4 months ago
December 9, 2013
No, the next Nelson Mandela of the world is rotting in a jail cell tonight, just like Mandela nearly withered for 27 years on Robben Island. Or he is on someone’s terrorist watch list, or she is segregated and searched every time she travels through an international airport. Somewhere, government spies are reading the emails of the next Nelson Mandela. They are tracking his cell phone and listening to his calls, or monitoring her meetings with their undercover cops.
Philly.com writer Will Bunch nails it on the head, discussing who could be the next Mandela for America or across the world. 
14:50 // 4 months ago
8:20 // 4 months ago
November 25, 2013
11:12 // 4 months ago
November 18, 2013
csmonitor:

U.S. health care vs. socialized health care in 5 countries: The US spends almost twice as much on health care as countries like Canada, Japan, and most in Western Europe. 
Graphic: Jake Turcotte Research: Allison Terry

Take a look at the slides they put together from the OECD Health Data. Found that out of the estimated $8,500 Americans spend on healthcare per capita, the government covers about 47.8% of that cost. In other countries, the government covers more and total costs are lower. 

csmonitor:

U.S. health care vs. socialized health care in 5 countries: The US spends almost twice as much on health care as countries like Canada, Japan, and most in Western Europe. 

Graphic: Jake Turcotte Research: Allison Terry

Take a look at the slides they put together from the OECD Health Data. Found that out of the estimated $8,500 Americans spend on healthcare per capita, the government covers about 47.8% of that cost. In other countries, the government covers more and total costs are lower. 

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14:20 // 5 months ago
November 17, 2013

A time lapse video of all 2053 nuclear explosions from 1945 to 1998. Just watch. It also interestingly puts the nuclear arms race into perspective. 

14:18 // 5 months ago
November 11, 2013
15:30 // 5 months ago