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Science

How much of our DNA is useless junk?

At least 75 percent of the human genome consists of non-functional, junk DNA. The functional portion of the human genome probably constitutes only about 10 to 15 percent of our overall DNA.

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Economics

US Stock Market Grew 3 Times Faster Under Obama Than Trump

U.S. stocks gained 21% for the first two years of the Trump administration. versus 71.2% in the first two years of the Obama administration.

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Drug War

What is the cause of the opioid crisis?

Deaths from opioids have increased by 753% since 1999, but deaths from cocaine and methamphetamines have increased by approximately 456% during this same time.

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Statistics

What was the population when the United States was established?

There were about 2.5 million people living in the United States’ original 13 States in 1776.

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Politics

Has political power become more decentralized over time?

Over the last 60 years, the number of democracies has doubled and the number of autocracies has been cut in half.

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Economics

How much money is there in the world?

In 2017, the entire world produced about $127.8 trillion of wealth (GDP). 

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Statistics

How much time do people spend consuming news?

The average American spends about 70 minutes per day consuming news.

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Economics

What percent of economists support protectionist tariffs?

0% of economists expressed support for tariffs in a recent poll.

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Terrorism

How many Americans are killed by terrorists?

3,222 Americans have been killed in terrorist attacks from 9/11/2001 through 12/31/2016, including perpetrators and excluding deaths in Afghanistan and Iraq. 3,081 of these deaths occurred on American soil. 2,902 of these deaths occurred during the attacks on September 11, 2001. This is an average of 214 deaths per year. As of August 2016, the […]

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Health

How many people have Alzheimer’s disease?

Worldwide, nearly 44 million people have Alzheimer’s or related dementia. An estimated 5.8 million Americans of all ages are living with Alzheimer’s disease in 2018. The NIH spent $1.9 billion on Alzheimer’s research in 2018. This comes out to $327 per victim.