Our takeaway from a new study on HPV? We all seem to have forgotten about HPV.
Sure, The Avengers took in over $700 million worldwide since its release on Friday, but how much would the movie's destruction of midtown Manhattan cost if it happened in real life?
Our takeaway from a new study on HPV? We all seem to have forgotten about HPV.
Was it worth it for Mad Men to drop a reported $250,000 to play The Beatles' "Tomorrow Never Knows" as the end of Sunday's episode? We're guessing it was.
Now that there's a company out there willing to make you Wikipedia famous, for a price, we get an idea of how much an entry in the Internet's de-facto library costs. Turns out it's $300.
Normally our minds would be boggled at the thought of a mere rip costing millions of dollars, but when it's in a Pablo Picasso masterpiece, it starts to make sense.
Today, the American Lung Association released its State of the Air 2012 report, on the quality of the air in the U.S., and as these things tend to go, the good news is always tempered with some bad.
Just how bad is it out there for young college graduates? Bad. Really bad.
The polar bear has a become an (insufferably cute) symbol of global warming -- meaning we were extra keen on reading into a new study, published in Science, on the genetic origins of these Coke-drinking cuddlers, looking for insight on how climate change will affect them.
Reason No. 453 to never ever ever! send a sext? There's a significant chance that you'll end up sending your sexplicit message to the wrong person.
That Leon Panetta has spent an incredible $860,000 to fly between his day job in Washington and his home in Northern California since taking office may not exactly be his fault, but even the thrifty secretary of defense himself this week can't help but notice the irony of that flight bill.
Want another sign that this winter was more like a spring and this spring is more like a summer? Just look at the Boston Marathon, a usually great sporting tradition in the great sports town, made slightly less great this year when only 22,426 of the 26,716 registered runners showed up for the sweltering race today.
America, we've told you this before. You've put on a few these past few decades. And beside those new pairs of jeans you had to buy, we now know just how much your ever-expanding waist is costing you in yet another way: Doctor's bills.
Sure, it's an informal survey, but a New York Times reporter's finding that eight black college students he spoke to have been stopped by police a collective 92 times is still a disturbing reminder of how the NYPD wields its stop-and-frisk tactics too heavily against the city's minorities.
The incredible $1,000-a-day windfall one man named "Steve" claimed to make by spamming Pinterest users turned out to be just that -- not very credible.
iPads are often heralded as the future of newspapers and magazines, which may very well be true, but be sure to remember that journalism in tablet-form is still pretty young. Case in point: news apps on the iPad still make a fraction of the revenue that print circulation does.
The import of Supreme Court decisions usually can't be fully felt until years after they're made, but there's one early sign that the case deciding the fate of the Affordable Care Act will be a doozy.
Ron Paul may be dead-last among the major GOP candidates in the all-important delegate count, but he's winning the Republican race in at least one place: Web traffic.
There's some sad news for Gail Collins this morning. While 68 percent of voters agree with The New York Times columnist that it is not "humane to put your family dog in a kennel on the roof of your car for a long car trip," 62 percent also say they wouldn't hold it against Mitt Romney.
By one study's measure, slightly more than half of all the Internet's traffic comes from computers not being used by fleshy humans that might actually purchase products.
A group of economists has found that women who had better access to the Pill were earning 8 percent more than those who didn't by the time they reached age 50.
Giving yet another cause for pause in the constitutionally dubious detainment of suspected terrorists at Guantanamo Bay, a relatively small portion of those released -- 16 percent -- go on to become terrorists again.
For a respite from the usual way North America's biggest rivalry plays out, today we learn which nation, the United States or Canada, goes on the Internet most.
On February 29, 2008, Michelle Birnbaum gave birth on her own birthday, meaning that four years later we would get to read about how unlikely it was for this mother-daughter pair to share a Leap Day birthday.
Today in depressing statistics, we have the number of meth labs busted in West Virginia so far this year. Unfortunately, it is a lot.
We're pretty big Calvin and Hobbes fans here, so if we had the money we think we might have paid more than $107,550 for an original Bill Watterson watercolor of the philosophical six-year-old and stuffed tiger duo.
Yet again, we're shown that gay marriage is one of those topics on which social and fiscal conservatives don't quite align.
If you follow Washington politics, something you've likely suspected can now be confirmed. According to a new analysis, most ex-staffers of U.S. representatives going lobbying worked for corporations.
Proving yet again that the Internet offers free alternatives for things one used to have to pay for (see: the newspaper), a new report today says that cell phone networks lost $13.9 billion worth of revenue to free social media apps in 2011.
Those searching for more signs of "how far American has come" from its ugly racist past have a new statistic to latch onto today.
It's surely a fact that the Catholic Church's higher-ups don't want to hear, but it's one that the White House has heralded in his defense of the new (and today, amended) requirement for Catholic employers to offer insurance that covers contraceptives.
Today's confirmation that the job market is tough (especially for young people), we learn Americans in their late 20s are moving back in with mom and dad at the very high rate of 34 percent.
The president has granted 408 media interviews with journalists in his first three years in office, exactly three times as many as his predecesor, according to a study cited by The New York Times.
Unfortunately for President Obama (and the TV networks that carried his State of the Union address), all his oratory skill could stop more than as quarter of viewers from tuning out right away, opting mainly for (sigh) sitcom reruns and college basketball.
There's some sour news today for high schoolers who just finished their college applications.
Bubble or not, tech employees in Silicon Valley seems to be doing pretty well.
Exemplifying a problem created by France's generous vacation and overtime rules the employees of the Hopital Vaugirard in Paris have accumulated 2 million days off, reports NPR's Renée Montagne on Morning Edition.
At the Consumer Electronics Show today, we've learned this somewhat astonishing stat -- even by Google's standards.
Americans Occupiers in Zuccotti Park made famous phrases like "the 1 percent" to protest wealth disparity within the U.S. -- but the rest of the world can throw that term right back at us.
Quick: What's Mitt Romney's real first name? (No Googling!) If you didn't guess "Willard," you're in the same boat as 94 percent of America that somehow still doesn't know all that much about a guy who's been running for president for five years.
The New York Times has raised its price from $2 to $2.50 (or "to 2.50 from $2" if we go with The Times's style) for non-Sunday issues beginning today.
Meet "Antonio C," the name court documents give to a nearly century-old Italian man looking to divorce his wife of 77 years.
Rats and roaches and other assorted vermin aren't knocking New Yorkers like they used to, as the average life expectancy of a newborn today in New York is 2.4 years higher than the national average.
Hope you have a Merry Christmas, America, because you've been extremely naughty at the mall this year.
At least you can say this about Ron Paul: he puts this money where his gold-loving mouth is.
According to a new study in Pediatrics, somewhere between 30.2 and 41.4 percent of 8- to 23-year-olds in the U.S. will be arrested before their 23rd birthdays.
Earning $45,000 or less annually per household is the U.S. Census Bureau's threshold or calling someone "low-income," and according to the bureau's latest figures, 48 percent of U.S. citizens fall into this category.
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