September 2018

1.7 million drowned by Hurricane Florence

Horrific no matter what species you’re talking about. A tragic result of factory farming.

Mapping people

A fascinating map where country size is scaled by the number of residents. What defines a country’s importance? Its GDP; its military, its resources? More than anything, the most important attribute of a country is its people–who are they, where are they, and how many of them are there? Population density will define not only…more

10 minutes from dinosaurs

Fascinating breakdown of exactly how the asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs hit, and how scientists figured that out. Notably, if the asteroid hit 150 miles away, it wouldn’t have caused gypsum to vaporize in the atmosphere, and most animal life worldwide (including dinosaurs) would have survived. If the meteorite had arrived ten minutes earlier,…more