Who gave this telescope a lightsaber? Just kidding: this is, of course, the ESA's Optical Ground Station telescope in Tenerife, in the process of laser-tagging the International Space Station to establish a data connection. Read More >
We often look at disdain at the US and their large waistbands but this map shows that we aren't far behind them. Put together by Clinic Compare, it shows the percentage of the population in each country who are clinically obese.
It was announced last week that 2014 was the hottest year in Earth's recorded history. Bloomberg went through the data of this finding and from that we have this animated graph, which puts it into perspective just how much warmer our climate is compared to decades gone by.