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When High IQs Hang Out

“Genius” societies offer a social network for the top tier of test takers

February 23, 2015 — Lena Groeger

When High IQs Hang Out

“Genius” societies offer a social network for the top tier of test takers By Lena Groeger

June 27, 2014 — Lena Groeger

4 Medical Implants That Escaped FDA Scrutiny

A substantial number of risky devices are cleared for medical use without clinical testing, including some hip implants, surgical mesh, heart valve rings and defibrillator leads

April 30, 2012 — Lena Groeger and ProPublica

Poor Design Can Be Bad for Your Health

I have always been impressed by the design of the coffee grinder. Here you've got a supersharp metal blade spinning around in a buzzing blur and chopping the living bejesus out of those coffee beans...

December 12, 2011 — Lena Groeger

How where you live affects the life you prefer. Or not.

How do people value a better life? The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) recently released the Better Life Index, an interactive graphic that lets you rank 11 different dimensions (income, environment, life satisfaction, etc.) to see how different countries perform, and then "share" your ranking...

August 31, 2011 — Lena Groeger

Radiation levels explained: An exposure infographic

There’s been a lot of confusion and concern about radiation in the past few weeks. As part of the Building a Better Explainer project at N.Y.U.’s Studio 20, we decided to create a visual explainer of radiation levels, inspired by some recent presentations over at XKCD and Information is Beautiful.Both compare radiation doses from everyday activities (like eating a banana or flying across the country) to doses near the Fukushima plant, as well as other disasters like Chernobyl...

April 8, 2011 — Lena Groeger
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Scientific American Unlimited

Scientific American Unlimited