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Americans Think Climate Research Should Be NASA’s Top Priority Americans Think Climate Research Should Be NASA’s Top Priority

Most of us (understandably) associate NASA with rockets and space exploration, but the space agency also keeps an eye on our home planet. And it turns out the public is more supportive of NASA’s efforts to monitor Earth’s ever-warming climate than you might expect.

Poll: Americans Are More Afraid New Tech Will Take Their Jobs Than Immigration and Outsourcing Poll: Americans Are More Afraid New Tech Will Take Their Jobs Than Immigration and Outsourcing

A Gallup poll released Friday found that 53 percent of Americans see AI, robotics, and automation as a bigger threat to the nation’s jobs than immigration and outsourcing over the next 10 years. The poll, however, found telling gaps in how concerned various demographics were about new tech, with young and…

Barely Any Americans Could Answer All of These Basic Science Questions Barely Any Americans Could Answer All of These Basic Science Questions

Earth’s hottest layer is the core, we use uranium to build nukes, and ocean tides are created by the gravitational pull of the Moon. Like, duh! But did you also know that the boiling point of water decreases with increasing altitude, or that amplitude determines the loudness of a sound wave? Huh?

Go Complete XKCD's Random Quiz in the Name of Arbitrary Science Go Complete XKCD's Random Quiz in the Name of Arbitrary Science

Most surveys are written with the intent of finding something out. The XKCD survey, written by stick-cartoonist extraordinaire Randall Munroe, doesn’t have an end game — it’s just trying to collect random information from as many people as possible, and then find unlikely correlations.

Science Literacy Isn’t As Bad As The Statistics Make It Look Science Literacy Isn’t As Bad As The Statistics Make It Look

Read the catchy one-line statistics that circulate in the headlines and on social media and you’d be forgiven for thinking that public understanding of science is in a sorry state. Truth is, it’s not as bad it appears — a misconception fueled by the bad survey.

America Likes Science. It Does Not Like Scientists' Findings. America Likes Science. It Does Not Like Scientists' Findings.

Survey results published Thursday by the Pew Research Center in collaboration with the American Academy for the Advancement of Science indicate most Americans hold science in high esteem, while revealing huge opinion gaps between scientists and the general public over issues like GMOs and anthropogenic climate change.

What Are Americans Most Afraid Of? What Are Americans Most Afraid Of?

A recent survey asked 1,500 Americans what they fear most. The answers may surprise you.

How Different Countries Rank Humanity's Greatest Threats How Different Countries Rank Humanity's Greatest Threats

What do you think is the greatest threat facing the world? A new survey queries people in countries all around the globe and finds that how you answer may depend on where you live — and on your politics.

The Metallic Metals Act Shows People Always Bluffed About Politics The Metallic Metals Act Shows People Always Bluffed About Politics

A staple segment of partisan talk shows, or regular comedy shows, is sending a camera operator out on the street and demonstrate - via a quick survey - how little people these days know about politics. But political ignorance, covered by bluffing, is not a modern thing, as the Metallic Metals Act shows.

40% of Americans say astrology is science. Or did they mean astronomy? 40% of Americans say astrology is science. Or did they mean astronomy?

In a survey by the National Science Foundation, 40% of Americans said that they believed astrology was a science. But, is the issue not that Americans believe that horoscopes are scientifically defined, but that they simply misheard "astrology" as "astronomy"?

Here's What the Tip of the Washington Monument Looks Like Up Close Here's What the Tip of the Washington Monument Looks Like Up Close

The 129-year-old Washington Monument is enshrouded in scaffolding this month, as workers repair the structural cracks caused by a 2011 earthquake. But the scaffolds are giving scientists the chance to carry out other work, too: Like measuring the exact height of the aging monument.

Men Love Drone Strikes More Than Women Men Love Drone Strikes More Than Women

Though the use of drone strikes should still be an American moral crisis, the majority of America approves of the pilotless robotic missile strikes. And men overwhelmingly support the invisible killers compared to women.

Facebook Edges Out Toilets On Survey of "Things You Can't Live Without" Facebook Edges Out Toilets On Survey of "Things You Can't Live Without"

To urinate or update Facebook with pics from last night's drunken debauchery? That is the fundamental anatomical pop culture question for our time.

Survey respondents attribute Bible verse to Captain America Survey respondents attribute Bible verse to Captain America

Captain America: The First Avenger was a market coup for Marvel, as people are now inadvertently rewriting the Good Book in his star-spangled name. Reports The Christian Post:

Android Users 12% More Likely to Own Pets, and Other Pointless Survey Findings Android Users 12% More Likely to Own Pets, and Other Pointless Survey Findings

Normally we don't like to give much credence to PR stunt surveys, but Hunch polled 15,000 people—FIFTEEN THOUSAND—and found some surprising results. Did you know that iPhoners eat rice crispies, and Android-droids prefer Cheerios?

Apparently One Third of You Open Apps Before You Even Get Out of Bed Apparently One Third of You Open Apps Before You Even Get Out of Bed

I'll admit the first thing I do upon turning the phone alarm off is to fire up my emails and then Twitter. And that's all before I get out of bed! I stop short of actually replying to messages, though.

Google Mobile Survey Reveals Tablets Are Attacking Television Google Mobile Survey Reveals Tablets Are Attacking Television

We've heard it said backward and forward that tablets are eating into laptop sales, but rarely if ever do we hear much about the tablet's influence on TV watching. Turns out all those iPads are disrupting that experience too.

One in five British people believe Lightsabers are real — and half believe science can erase your memories One in five British people believe Lightsabers are real — and half believe science can erase your memories

In a sign that the line between science and science fiction is blurred in many people's brains (or just that you can get whatever result you want in a survey) a shocking number of Brits believe scifi tech is real.

Dry Cleaners Claim Over 17,000 USB Sticks Were Left in Laundries in 2010 Dry Cleaners Claim Over 17,000 USB Sticks Were Left in Laundries in 2010

Let's face it: 99.9 per cent of surveys are just inbox spam, dreamt up by PR agencies in need of a quick coverage fix for their demanding clients, and with such a small pool of respondees that you'd be better off asking your Facebook friends for their opinion instead. Not this one, though.

Survey Says: We All Hate 3DTV! Survey Says: We All Hate 3DTV!

After polling the U.S. a few months ago, Nielsen conducted a worldwide poll to gauge interest in 3DTV displays. SPOILER ALERT: less than 10 percent of those asked said they'll buy a 3D television in the next year.

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