Category Archives: Death

Human Extinction Is Extremely Likely: Scientists

And people don’t seem all that bothered by the possibility. Kristin Houser of Futurism – Forget for a moment nuclear weapons, biological warfare, and the slew of other ways humanity could cause its own destruction. If you take into account … Continue reading

Posted in Controversial, Death

What the data says about gun deaths in the USA

John Gramlich of Pew Research – The recent mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio – along with a spate of shootings in Chicago – have brought renewed attention to deadly gun violence in the United States. – … Continue reading

Posted in Big Data, Death, Guns and gun control

In Hong Kong, Playing Tennis With Tear-Gas Grenades

Nicholas Kristof of the New York Times – “If we die, well, we were going to die anyway.” Continue…

Posted in Death, Democracy

‘We are dropping like flies.’ Ex-fighter pilots push for earlier cancer screenings

Tara Copp of McClatchy Washington Bureau – Former Air Force and Navy fighter pilots are calling on the military to begin cancer screenings for aviators as young as 30 because of an increase in deaths from the disease that they … Continue reading

Posted in Cancer, Death, Investigation

New Orleans Searches For The Truth: Race Does Make a Difference

Ben Casselman of FiveThirtyEight – Cities have made great strides in reducing murders of young men. The next step will be much harder. Nationally, the murder rate among young men has fallen much more slowly than violent crime overall. The … Continue reading

Posted in African-American, Death, Thought-Provoking Analysis