If the U.S. Were Graded Using the UN's Index For African Development, Here's What We'd See

Five variables are taken into account: life expectancy, income per capita, school enrollment, percentage of high school graduates, and percentage of college graduates.

Scientists Have Found Evidence of the Big Bang — 3 Graphs Explain Why This Is a Huge Deal

It's being called the biggest discovery in astrophysics in a long time.

These Might Be the World's 4 Newest Countries by the End of the Year

Over the next few months, four regions will hold votes on whether or not to become independent.

There Was a Worldwide 'White Man March' This Weekend — No One Showed Up

Good news! Apparently the slogan "Diversity = White Genocide" just doesn't have mass appeal.

23 Lies You'd Believe About New York if You Only Saw It in Movies

It's so great that every 20-something lives in a spacious one bedroom.

In “The Year of the Bush,” This Woman’s Brazilian Is Guilt-Free

Shave it or save it — your nether regions should not infuence your feminist credentials.

What a Real Irish Person Thinks About How Americans Celebrate St. Patrick's Day

In America people eat corned beef. In Ireland people do not. Ever.

This List of the 100 Most Famous People in History Only Has 8 Women on It

This is why we need a women's history month.

GOP Shows How NOT to Reach Millennials, Using These Hilarious Hipster Ads

The GOP is after the hipster voting block, but they still don't understand what a young, diverse voter looks and sounds like.

100,000 Australians Protested Against the Government Yesterday — 12 Photos Explain Why

Called #MarchinMarch, the peaceful demonstrations overtook St. Patrick's Day celebrations and showed how people really felt about the country's leaders.

6 Photos Show How Chicago Turns Its River Green For St. Patrick's Day

Organizers say it's leprechaun magic. That is, of course, a lie.

Why It Matters When Katy Perry Calls Herself A Feminist

She may be confused about what exactly it means, but that's OK.

Everything You Need to Know About What Just Happened in Crimea

Putin's signed the treaty. Now what?

How America's 11 Most Dangerous Cities Are Tackling Crime With 21st Century Tech

Reality moves one step closer to RoboCop and private companies are helping to drive the change.

Anti-Semites Vandalized a Swedish School, and the Community Responded Perfectly

This is how to teach students to respond to hate.

There Should be Payback to the Victims of the Government's Mindless War on Drugs

Victims of all colors and backgrounds have suffered because of our government's ignorant marijuana policies.

8 Shows Proving It's Only the 'Golden Age of Television' for White Men

TV's doing great; women not so much.

22 Songs Only True New Yorkers Will Understand

Music for everything from unexpected express trains to Bloomberg-hating.

Wyoming GOP Wants to Censor Science by Stopping Public Schools From Teaching Climate Change

They argue that reality needs to be in-line with the state's oil and coal-fueled economic interest.

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The environment needs you to be more informed.

Snowden's Pandering to Entrepreneurs Proves What He Doesn't Know About Data

He would have had a better chance with policy makers.

Eating Meat Won't Kill You, Despite What Some Scientists Say

A new study has linked how much meat people eat and their risk of dying from all causes, especially cancer. But there are some holes in the research.

The Covert $40 Million Business That We Desperately Need to Talk About

An increasing number of poor, low-level offenders are thrown in jail because they can’t keep up with excessive fees added by private probation companies.

This Surprising Study Shows the Harsh Truth About Succeeding as a Woman in the Startup World

Investors care more about gender than ideas.

Guinness Pulls Out Of NYC St. Patrick's Day Parade in Bold Protest for LGBT Rights

"Guinness has a strong history of supporting diversity and being an advocate for equality for all."

6 Smart Ways to Navigate the Messy Business of Being an Ally

Check yourself before you wreck yourself, my friends.

Millennials Aren't Abandoning Religion — Religious Institutions Are Abandoning Us

A Pew study on millennials and religion left many searching for answers, but few recognize what's really going on.

An Engineering Company Is Creating a Robot Army, Inspired by Nature

These robots want to make laborious tasks easier in the factories of the future.

San Francisco Is Getting a Spectacular Rainbow Upgrade

There's more pride in these crosswalks than in most American cities combined.