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The Most Popular Posts on and Other Stuff We Liked This Past Week

Our most popular posts, plus science experiments on Vine and the wealthiest person in each state.
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Every week, we share with you our top posts and some of our favorite reads from across the Web. Get all of this—and more—directly in your inbox by signing up for our twice-weekly newsletter.

Health-related stories dominated last week. Ebola reigned, while pediatric emergency care and nutrition in impoverished communities filled out the list. Check out our top posts for the week ending on August 11, 2014:

1. The Scariest Virus: Ebola Is Back, and It’s Worse Than Ever

2. How the Other Half Lifts: What Your Workout Says About Your Social Class

3. Why You Should Be Alarmed About Pediatric Emergency Care in the U.S.

4. The Origins of the Chemtrail Conspiracy

5. Why Are So Many Low-Income People So Overweight?

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Plus, some fun picks from around the Web. What we clicked on this week:

  • This mesmerizing Vine account puts simple science experiments to classical music. Click, scroll, be amazed, repeat.

  • In two interactive infographics, Movoto shows the wealthiest person in each state, and what wealth distribution looks like in the U.S. It's worth a click, even if the zooming wealth dots give you a weird financial vertigo.