One Chart Proves That There's Still Hope for Humanity


Two historic events took place Wednesday. At around 10:30 am EST, scientists landed an unmanned probe on a distant comet between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter, the first time a spacecraft has ever landed on the surface of one.

Which one received more attention? If you said Kardashian, you're actually wrong: According to social media analytics service Topsy, Twitter is far more interested in a historic moment in space exploration than the bare booty of a reality star.

And despite the fact that most readers clamor for smart reporting on serious topics, the data say otherwise "Ask readers what they want, and they'll tell you vegetables," wrote the Atlantic's Derek Thompson. "Watch them quietly, and they'll mostly eat candy."

We can only hope.