It’s still a mystery – Pollution cuts the earth in half and so does global warming. NASA satellites are tracking just where, on the earth, the most greenhouse gases are being emitted?so countries can no longer plead ignorance about what’s going on within (or rising up from) their borders.

The most literate cities will surprise you! – A national survey measures a key component in America’s social health by ranking the culture and resources for reading in America’s largest cities, and two of them are in the same state.

The study identifies the top reading cities in this order: Minneapolis, Seattle, Washington D.C., St. Paul, San Francisco, Atlanta, Denver, Boston, St. Louis, Cincinnati, and Portland.

?But STRONG! – Having an imperfect body may come with some substantial benefits.The hormones that make women physically stronger, more competitive and better able to deal with stress also tend to redistribute fat from the hips to the waist, so in societies and situations where women are under pressure to procure resources, they may be less likely to have the classic hourglass figure.

Anthropologist Elizabeth Cashdan aims to explain a peculiar observation: women around the world tend to have larger waist-to-hip ratios?more cylindrical rather than hourglass-shaped bodies?than is considered optimal.

Will our next president take the United States out of the torture business? Human rights experts says that torture and political imprisonment are on the rise in many countries around the world and the United States is setting a bad example. A famous experiment?done in the past and replicated recently?may help explain why this is.