The odds of dying: Ranking the chances of death by James Fransham, Lloyd Parker, Robert Jones and Phil Kenny

What are the chances of dying from firearms in America... versus lightning or a bee sting? When the asteroid DA14 sailed close to Earth in February 2013 (without impact), it inspired The Economist's research department to identify the odds of other mortal calamities and graphically represent them in a chart. Thankfully, this required an extremely deep scale -- that is, the chances of dying by an astroid impact are low.