maps
Tracking an Ebola Outbreak in a City Without Maps

If you Google Map Guéckédou, the Guinean city smack dab in the Ebola virus's deadly domain right now, you'd see just an abstract blotch of beige and yellow. Zoom all the way in on satellite view, and you can barely make out the outlines of buildings. Don't even think about trying Street View. Google Maps simply reflects the state of mapping in parts of Guinea. There are no good maps of Guéckédou—until the good folks of the internet help create one. Read More >>

science
You're More Likely to Die on Your Birthday

Surrounded by friends and family, celebrating with good food and drink, birthdays are happy occasions that we all look forward to. But new research suggests that, of all days, we're most likely to die when we're celebrating the passing of another year of our life. Read More >>

health
You Are All Getting Cancer!

What else is new, right? But seriously, if like many of us you sit on your bum all day, your chances of cancer are higher than if you peppered your workday with, say, a Nerf war or a few push-ups. Read More >>

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