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As your trusted friend, we’re here with the “Reader’s Digest version” of social issues that impact the world around you. From gun violence statistics to the history behind the black power fist, and how to be an LGBTQ ally, our explainers will break it all down.

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This Is What Hurricane Categories Really Mean

Hurricanes are dangerous no matter the category, but there's a major difference between a tree branch snapping and that entire...




The U.S. States Most Prone to Natural Disasters

Driven by climate change, natural disasters across the United States are getting more extreme, more costly, and more deadly.

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What Could Happen if the U.S. Postal Service Stopped Delivering Mail

It would mean more than the end of the Restoration Hardware catalogs...


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Do Viruses Spread at the Gas Pump?

Viruses can live up to 72 hours on gas pump handles, keypads and other high-touch surfaces in public spaces. Here...

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19 Coronavirus Myths You Should Stop Believing

Learn to separate fact from fiction when it comes COVID-19. We asked medical experts about the most common myths surrounding...


What Exactly Is Space Junk—And Can It Be Cleaned Up?

Litter isn't just a problem here on Earth.


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13 Ways Coronavirus Is Different From All Epidemics Through History

We've seen a variety of pandemics and epidemics throughout history but COVID-19 is something else entirely.


What Could Happen If Glaciers Continue to Melt

Once upon a time, we couldn't have imagined a world without ice. But as we're watching glaciers melt before our...

There’s an Eighth Continent Underwater—and 12 More Mind-Boggling Discoveries Scientists Made i...

These are exciting times, with amazing scientific breakthroughs happening every day that promise to help improve our health, decode the...