Ever gone to the store and been so overwhelmed by all the product choices that you felt “decision paralysis,” that sensation where you can’t decide what to buy? Ironically, almost everything you buy or want to buy is actually controlled by only 10 corporations. The Illusion of Choice chart, posted to Reddit, is making waves… Continue reading The 10 Corporations that Rule Them All
The world’s biggest food brands are notorious for creating less-than-stellar working conditions for farmers and abusing water and land rights. Increased consumer and political pressure, though, is leading to gradually improving conditions and transparency among the world’s ‘Big 10’ food companies like Nestle, PepsiCo, Unilever and Coca-Cola. Through its Behind the Brands campaign Oxfam is… Continue reading How Do the Big Food Companies Score When It Comes to Social Responsibility? [CHART]
Earlier this month, NASA scientists discovered clues that suggest some form of liquid water exists on Mars. But what if Mars was full of flowing oceans and a rich carbon dioxide-filled atmosphere like Earth? That’s exactly what software engineer Kevin Gill visualized using data from NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter and the Mars Orbiter Laser Altimeter.… Continue reading What Would Mars Look Like if It Still Had Water?
Over 200,000 people have submitted applications for a one-way trip to Mars with the Dutch company Mars One. The company plans to start Mars’ first permanent human settlement, and it’s looking for astronauts to start settling the planet. You might even be able to help choose which aspiring astronauts will win a trip to Mars.… Continue reading Over 200,000 People Apply to Die On Mars: Who Would You Vote off the Planet?