What Is Cancer, Anyway?

Without a doubt, if you were to walk outside and ask someone, anyone on the street: Would you give 5 years of your life to cure cancer?, they’d invariably say Of course! But I have some unfortunate news for you- there is no one disease called “cancer”, and there won’t be just one cure.

Cancer is just a result of the way we’re built, and has hundreds of known environmental causes, from viruses to bacteria to exposure to chemicals. The root cause of cancer is something that can’t really be fixed, and it’s something we’re all susceptible to: clerical errors in our genetics.

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What You’re Really Watching During An American Football Game

Football

Let’s do a little math:

In 2009, the median salary of a NFL player was $770,000. When divided by the number of regular season games (16), that works out to be an average of $48,125 per game. When you look at this chart and see that “game time” hovers around 11 minutes, you get a figure–$4,375 per minute of moving on a field–that is, to put it mildly, shocking.

How Long Would You Last In Space Without A Space Suit?

It’s not necessarily one of life’s most burning questions, but it’s certainly interesting to consider. Exploring the mechanics of space and human biology, Today I Found Out provides an answer that is less “Gravity” and more grounded in reality.

5 Extreme Protests You Won’t Believe

Extreme Protests Kent State

Source: Slate

In a way, every major event in history can be reduced to a tale of power struggle and protest. Successful protests have struck down reprehensible policies like Apartheid, and brought attention to previously unknown issues like the many missing indigenous women in Canada. The extreme protests featured here cover a wide array of issues in different ways. From disturbing public art displays to physical backlashes, these protests shocked the world for a number of reasons. And once you learn about them, you’ll find them difficult to forget.

Kent State, Ohio

Urban Outfitters Kent State

Source: WDSU

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