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11 images that capture the incredible vastness of space

1) The sun is incomprehensibly huge<p>We all know the sun is big. But this image, part of a great series on the size of astronomical objects by John Brady, underscores that it's vast on a scale that's simply impossible for our puny human minds to understand. We think of the Earth as a big place: …

Astronomy

What happens when some people don't get vaccinated? - Vaccines, explained - Vox

Card 1 of 10<p>Why are vaccines so important?<p>Card 2 of 10<p>What happens when some people don't get vaccinated?<p>Even a small number of unvaccinated people can make it much easier for a disease to spread and survive.<p>There is a concept in science called "herd immunity," which refers to the idea that a lot …

Why Do Many Reasonable People Doubt Science?

There’s a scene in Stanley Kubrick’s comic masterpiece <i>Dr. Strangelove</i> in which Jack D. Ripper, an American general who’s gone rogue and ordered a nuclear attack on the Soviet Union, unspools his paranoid worldview—and the explanation for why he drinks “only distilled water, or rainwater, and only …

Health costs in 2013 grew at slowest rate since 1960

• Health costs grew 3.6 percent in 2013 — the slowest rate since the government started keeping track in 1960.<br>• This is the fifth straight year of slow health cost growth.<br>• It's not totally clear what's driving the slowdown: It could be an after-effect of the recession — or it could be a sign of a more …

Ten Videos That Explain How Cars Work

Want to know how all the complex systems work in your car? Turn to these fantastic videos made by the carmakers themselves.<p>10.) How Drum Brakes Work, …

Sports Cars

Proving Galileo: Brian Cox gets the drop on physics.

One of the funny things about being a human is that our intuition can steer us wrong, even on things that should be pretty obvious, things we see …

Can sabermetrics thrive on television broadcasts?

Those who watched the advanced metrics themed broadcast on Fox Sports 1 during Game One of the NLCS universally agreed that they would have preferred …

Let's watch Trevor Bauer employ effective velocity

<i>"Hitting is timing, pitching is upsetting timing." – Warren Spahn</i><p>Pitch sequencing, at its most basic form, is the art of mixing one’s pitches and …

Smart Chart: It's Never Been a Better Time to Be Rich

<i>This post first appeared at</i> Mother Jones.<p>We’ll be posting a new chart on the current state of income inequality every day for the next couple of …

In conservative media, Obamacare is a disaster. In the real world, it’s working.

Before Obamacare launched, conservative outlets warned that the law would collapse as insurers shunned the overpriced, overregulated insurance exchanges. "More Insurers Drop Out Of Exchanges," warned Fox Business. "Three Major Insurers Flee California's Obamacare Exchange," said HotAir.com. "The …

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40 maps that explain the Middle East

40 maps that explain<br>the Middle East<p>40 maps that explain the Middle East<p>by Max Fisher on March 26, 2015<p>Maps can be a powerful tool for understanding the world, particularly the Middle East, a place in many ways shaped by changing political borders and demographics. Here are 40 maps crucial for …

Orszag: It's time for some optimism about health care spending

<i>Peter Orszag served as director of the Congressional Budget Office from 2007 to 2008, then as director of the Office of Management and Budget from 2009 to 2010. He is currently a vice chairman at Citigroup but, during his time in the Obama administration, worked on the Affordable Care Act. He</i> …

John Oliver shows how to debate climate deniers

That climate change is occurring, and that humans are the primary cause, is beyond dispute at this point. Surveys have found that 97-98 percent of climate researchers and 97 percent of climate papers expressing a position on the subject agree with the consensus view that human-generated greenhouse …

Want to know about the organization's top pitching prospects? Go to the man who knows them best: Their catcher - Giants Extra

Catcher Jeff Arnold was sitting in the home dugout at Scottsdale Stadium on Friday when Ryan Vogelsong gave up a leadoff triple in the third inning. …

San Francisco Giants’ bullpen has surprise contender

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — When asked about the young starting pitchers the Giants invited to camp, Brian Sabean was careful not to raise expectations, …

Everything You Need To Know About Arduino

You Got an Arduino. Now What?

Click here for Philip’s post-Christmas Arduino message<p>Welcome to Get Started with Arduino: A Hands-On Introductory Workshop!<p>Along with the sight of a Christmas tree forlornly losing its needles in the corner, one of the great tragedies of the post-Christmas daze is the sight of an Arduino that’s …

Global warming: Still blowing along.

I’ve written many times about the so-called pause in global warming. The claim is that the rise in temperatures on Earth has flattened since 1998, …

Economics is liberal: Chris House on conservative economics.

Chris House has a somewhat odd post in which he argues that unlike in most other academic disciplines, in economics the facts have a conservative …

Global Temperature: the Post-1998 Surprise

Given how rapidly global temperature was rising prior to 1998, what’s the most surprising thing about global temperature <i>since</i> 1998?<p>Most who call …

The Town Of Mormon Island Reemerges Under Folsom Lake

RebelMouse vs. WordPress VIP

After building the product for Huffington Post, and owning the product and engineering groups at AOL after we were acquired, it was clear to me there …

Circuit Scribe, A Pen for Drawing Electrical Circuits With Conductive Ink

Circuit Scribe is a rollerball pen created by Electroninks that can draw operational circuits on paper with conductive silver ink. The project is …

An Obamacare "Loser" Speaks Out ... About Not Being an Entitled Douche

Now we hear from ACA “loser” TPM Reader <i>BW</i> …<p>Since it’s been estimated that about 3% of the US population will end up “losers” under Obamacare, I …

Health Care

Most of Those Outraged by Obamacare Enjoy Big Taxpayer Subsidies Themselves

iStock<p>Why do conservatives have such a visceral hatred of a market-based expansion of health care coverage once championed by the Heritage Foundation …