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A compilation of work. Warning: this is a little outdated.
Since 1985, male life expectancy in U.S. counties has either improved or remains unchanged. However, some counties in the nation’s heartland have seen a significant decrease in female life expectancy, shown in orange on the map below.
Roller coaster designers are experts on the physics of flinging people through the air in safe but terrifying ways. “It’s the illusion of danger,” said Rob Decker, who has collaborated on more than 30 roller coasters. Here’s a look at the forces at work and why they make us scream.