Sunday, October 21, 2018
Perspective

T-Rex, meet pigeon beak

$2.8 billion

is what gun injuries cost in emergency room and hospital charges in the United States each year, according to a study published last week in the journal Health Affairs. This doesn't count victims who died before reaching the hospital.

110 million

is the number of sexually transmitted infections in the United States at any given time, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control.

of the more than 33,000 gun deaths that take place in the United States every year are suicides, according to statistics compiled by FiveThirtyEight.com.

24-hour

rhythms are the pattern on which all organisms, including humans, operate. The Nobel in Physiology or Medicine was awarded last week to researchers who discovered the molecular underpinning of every living organism's 24-hour biolological clock.

1%

of the U.S. population is taking in more than 20 percent of the nation's income today.

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