Erick Lopez

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10 reasons driving a supercar isn't as cool as you think

People dream about owning a Ferrari, a Lamborghini, a McLaren, a Pagani, or a Bugatti all their lives, from a tender young age right up until they experience that third or fourth midlife crisis. And though these storied brands make more domesticated, "practical" machines, it's the super-sexy …

Hubble View of a Galaxy Resembling an Atomic Nucleus

The spiral galaxy NGC 7252 has a superficial resemblance to an atomic nucleus surrounded by the loops of electronic orbits, and was informally dubbed …

Why Are American Women Dying in Childbirth?

You would be 10 times safer having a baby in Belarus than in the United States.<p>I'm 40 weeks pregnant and nearly 24 hours into labor, and there is vomit everywhere. Stomach acid and red Powerade splatter across the kitchen floor, up the walls and the refrigerator, leaving tiny bloodlike rivulets.<p>As …

The One Thing Nobody Wants to Admit About the U.S. and Canada

We're all thinking it, anyway.<p>Canadians and Americans like each other, and it's strange. Usually familiarity breeds contempt between nations. Think of the English relationship to the French, or the French relationship to the Germans, or the German relationship to the Poles, or the Polish …

Canada

This Animated Data Visualization Of World War II Fatalities Is Shocking

It’s difficult to conceptualize excessively large numbers, particularly when they pertain to human tragedies. But this highly-engaging animated data …

Data Visualization