YouTube Bigger Than Ever

YouTube was founded in February 2005 by Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim, who were among the first employees of PayPal. According to Wikipedia “Hurley and Chen developed the idea for YouTube during the early months of 2005, after…

Math Anxiety Could Hurt Health Messaging, Shows Study

Though mathematics is one of the most important inventions in the history of humanity, many humans actually have an aversion to the subject. Researchers call this “math anxiety” and new research is showing that the condition can influence people in…

Slavery: A $32 bil. industry with 23.9 mil. employed

(image) We marvel at our technology, wear clothes as a means of status, indulge in our spices, and unfortunately, it’s nearly impossible not to live off the abundant 130 product types made by the hands of children and forced laborers.…

Violent Crime Rose Slightly in 2012, Says FBI

As Americans sort through the emotional wreckage of the recent Navy Yard shooting, the FBI quietly this week released crime statistics for 2012. While property crimes saw a decrease for the 10th year in a row, violent crime unfortunately saw…

You Can’t Really Appreciate The Internet Until You See Just How Big It Is

The Internet is a massive series of tubes network that we often take for granted in our everyday lives. It’s not often that we get to see just how big this network really is, but a new report gives us…

HIV Diagnoses on the Rise in Australia

Three annual reports on HIV and sexually transmitted infections in Australia released this week show a rise in HIV diagnoses. The reports were released at the Australasian HIV/AIDS Conference 2012 currently taking place in Melbourne. The reports show that new…

Poorest State in America Revealed by the U.S. Census Bureau

The U.S. Census Bureau recently released estimates from its 2011 American Community Survey showing that Mississippi is the poorest state in the U.S., with a median household income of only $36,919. Last month it was revealed by the U.S. Centers…

U.S. Census Bureau Releases First-Ever Public API

For the first time ever, the U.S. Census Bureau is making their giant database accessible to app developers with the release of a a public API. This will allow developers to work much of the government’s statistical and demographic information…

Grooveshark’s Beluga Offers Up Fascinating Insights Into Listeners’ Lifestyles

The music you listen to says a lot about you. While not strictly relegating you to a restricted definition, there does tend to be a correlation between personality types, lifestyles, and types of preferred music. If you’ve ever wondered what…

Is Google+ a Ghost Town? A New Study Reveals Weak User Engagement

To hear Google tell it, Google+ is growing into a major social network that will soon rival Facebook. The company loves to point out that more brands are adopting the social network and that the site now has over 170…