Before-and-after images show how Chinese officials have destroyed Tibetan villages and forced residents into government housing. More than 2 million Tibetans have been forcibly moved to new housing since 2006, according to a new report from Human Rights Watch.
via Pocket http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2013-06/satellite-photos-reveal-forced-relocation-tibetans
Recycled newspapers: Good for the planet, good for preventing head injury. Most safety gear isn’t exactly fashionable, and these helmets are no exception. As a consolation, though, at least you’re saving the environment in addition to your bean: They’re made of recycled newspaper.
via Pocket http://www.popsci.com/technology/article/2013-06/strap-paper-pulp-helmet-make-your-bike-ride-even-more-eco-friendly
Scientists accidentally discover a new way to isolate gold that is much safer than existing processes, which use toxic cyanide. Gold, precious forever but especially lately, is a tricky metal.
via Pocket http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2013-05/cornstarch-replaces-cyanide-clean-new-gold-extraction-method
Death reporting in the U.S. requires an underlying causeâ€”the event or disease that lead to the death. This chart represents all those listed in the CDC database as â€œaccidental poisoning,â€ â€œintentional self-poisoning,â€ â€œassault by drugs,â€ and â€œpoisoning with undetermined intent.
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No matter how smart we think we are, humanity continues to be fooled by simple marketing tricks. Various experiments have found wearing the color red is more likely to get you a date. Another new study suggests that a green hue can convince you that a candy bar isn’t really that unhealthy.
via Pocket http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2013-03/people-connect-green-packaging-healthy-food-even-candy-bars