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The Conversation: U.S. weekly news quiz
From the editors at The Conversation, an independent news organization based in Boston that publishes articles written by academic …
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20 of the biggest insects in the world

Stacker compiled a list of 20 of the biggest insects in the world using a variety of news, scientific, and other sources.

20 of the strangest natural phenomena in America

From features in national parks to regional quirks, Stacker compiled a list of 20 of the strangest natural phenomena in the U.S.
The deadliest accidental explosions ever recorded
PIUS UTOMI EKPEI // Getty Images Civilization needs an ever-increasing quantity of resources in order to sustain its activities, …
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Parachuting to Mars: Safe Exploration of the Red Planet
(BPT) - Two years ago, NASA’s Perseverance Rover landed on Mars, an aerospace feat helping prepare the mystery planet for …
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70 photos from the '70s that show how the world was changing
Keystone/Hulton Archive // Getty Images All told, the 1970s were a chaotic decade. At home, the countercultural revolution of the …
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Colleges with the most Olympians since Tokyo 2020
lazyllama // Shutterstock According to the National Collegiate Athletics Association, about 75% of the Team USA roster in the 2020 …
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Odds of 50 random events happening to you

Stacker reveals the true odds of rare instances, such as bowling a perfect game or living to be 100.

23 astronomical events to look out for in 2023

Stacker compiled a list of 23 astronomical events to observe in 2023 using a variety of news and scientific sources.  

The largest lottery jackpots in US history

Stacker compiled a list of the 15 largest lottery jackpots in U.S. history from news reports and lottery press releases. 
Things you should know

US presidents who were elected for a second term, ranked

Stacker dug through the data of C-SPAN's most recent ranking of all U.S. presidents based on a 10-point scale devised by academics to rank those chief executives who served more than one term in office.

People think they should talk less to be liked, but new research suggests you should speak up in conversations with strangers

We found that people tend to think they should speak about 45% of the time to be likable in a one-on-one conversation with someone new. However, it appears speaking up a bit more is actually a better strategy. Quinn Hirschi, University of Chicago The …

Why are some people mosquito magnets and others unbothered?

It’s rare to attend an outdoor party in warm weather without hearing people complain about mosquitoes. They swat away, sit in campfire smoke, cover up with blankets and eventually just give up and go indoors. On the other end of the spectrum, there are plenty of people who don’t seem bothered by mosquitoes in the slightest.

Sleeping fish? From sharks to salmon, guppies to groupers, here’s how they grab a snooze

A large group of yellowfin tuna swimming off the coast of Italy. Like all fish, they sleep, but it’s not like human sleep. Giordano Cipriani/The Image Bank via Getty Images Michael …

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7 common types of anti-transgender legislation that have passed or failed in the last 10 years
Kevin Dietsch // Getty Images On March 2, 2023, Tennessee passed a law criminalizing drag performances—the first of its kind …
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States where the most Jan. 6 rioters were arrested
Bill Clark // Getty Images Leading up to the riot in which supporters of then-President Donald Trump attempted to storm the U.S. …
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The Nigerian Prince and 8 other common cybercrime characters
fizkes // Shutterstock "My Dear, a fortune is awaiting you … but it's locked in an overseas account …" Sound familiar? You …
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People in these 20 industries donated the most money to Donald Trump
Evan El-Amin // Shutterstock Former President Donald Trump announced shortly after the midterm elections in November 2022 that he …
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10 groundbreaking inventions and the women who created them
Cynthia Johnson // Getty Images The world's first computer programmer, Ada Lovelace, was born in 1815 to the poet Lord Byron and …
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States with the most active-duty military members
Melissa Sue Gerrits // Getty Images The largest army in the world as of 2022—with about 2 million active members—belongs to …
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Biden greenlights Alaska drilling project and extends new protections to the state's North Slope
Andrew Lichtenstein/Corbis via Getty Images On March 13, the Biden Administration approved the controversial Willow oil project. …
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The US surpasses 100 mass shootings in 2023—here's every event mapped
Ron Adar // Shutterstock Since the start of 2023, the United States has averaged more than one mass shooting per day. The Gun …
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States looking to end daylight saving time changes
Zephyr_p // Shutterstock Daylight saving time has become a recurrent topic in public debates over the last few years. For over a …
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The impact of changing liability on the social media experience
Anna Moneymaker // Getty Images In February 2023, two cases were argued in front of the Supreme Court that could change how social …
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