American plants that have gone extinct

The world is facing an extinction crisis, and it has ramifications for our backyards. Stacker used a database of extinct plants published in Nature this past June (Humphreys et al. 2019) to develop a list of 21 plants that were lost to science here in America.

States with the fastest growing clean energy production

While other countries are adopting carbon taxes and building fleets of electric buses, the U.S. is mired in political turmoil and led by a president who denies the urgent reality of climate change. For now, most clean energy developments happen on the state and local level.

States with the highest cancer rates

Cancer affects every American, whether directly or indirectly. But some regions of the country are more hard-hit than others. Stacker used CDC data on the incident rates of cancer in every state to examine how this disease is impacting the nation.

Popular science myths debunked

Stacker investigated the gap between science and culture to compile 30 of the most common now-disproven scientific hypotheses that many Americans still believe today.