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The Secret Ways Airports Tell Us Where to Go

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As humans have developed cities and built environments, we have also needed to develop ways to find our way through them. Signage goes back at least as far as the Roman Empire where they constructed "milestones" along their roadways.
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This mesmerizing map shows the world's buses and trains moving in real time

Swiss-German IT firm GeOps has collaborated with the University of Freiburg on an interactive map of the world's major mass transit systems, incorporating public data feeds (like the MTA's) offered...
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A Brooklyn Woman's Colorful Quilt, Illustrating Her Experience of the Civil War 

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Lucinda Ward Honstain, resident of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, pieced and sewed this quilt in 1867. It depicts her view of life before, during, and right after the Civil War. The quilt is familiarly known as the “Reconciliation Quilt,” and it fetched the record highest price for a quilt at auction ($264,000,...
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Richard Feynman’s Ode to a Flower: A Short Animation

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A rose by any other name would smell as sweet, but couldn't one's appreciation of that aroma get a boost from understanding the science behind its existence? So theoretical physicist Richard Feynman argues from beyond the grave in 'Ode to a Flower', a short animation by Fraser Davidson.
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How we see the world allows some things and not others to show themselves.

 

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Vintage circus posters - in pictures

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Jaap Best devoted his life to collecting vintage circus posters. From creepy clowns to performing cats, here are the best of them
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The Cities Science Fiction Built

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When we look at the future city in SF film, we are really looking at our own city. We just don’t know it yet.

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These 24 Stunning Reflection Photos Will Turn Your World Upside Down

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You have probably never heard of this art-form, but you will know all about it soon, because of the quality of pictures it creates. Reflection Photos ...
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These maps depict the world's news in real time

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An experimental tool to understand the world.

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Sameer Mohamed's curator insight, May 27, 8:49 AM

I think this is an interesting representation to show how the ability to have access to news and internet is the new most important thing to have to get word out. Now if you can speak English and have a computer with internet access you can.

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This map allows people to understand the flow of news from around the world. We can use it to see where and what is happening and chart it to connect trends for example Syria and France are large because of the recent happenings with terrorists and terror attacks.

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OldNYC

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OldNYC shows 40,000 historical images from the New York Public Library's Milstein Collection on a map. Find photos of your apartment, work, or favorite park!
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Global Maps

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Our Global Maps section seeks to provide a global picture of where countries stand on rights, laws, and policies affecting human health, development, well-being, and equity that governments can implement to make a difference in the quality of people’s lives. Use this section to compare countries and identify the leaders and laggards, successes and setbacks within many important policy areas.To date, our research team has analyzed detailed information on constitutional rights, laws, and pub
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The Hare of Inaba (1892)

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Japanese folktale involving a mistreated hare, a bridge of crocodiles, eighty mean brothers, one good brother, and a beautiful princess.
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10 stunning portraits from the 2015 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

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The competition is fierce.
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A 16th-Century GIF Tour of the Inside of the Brain

tGerman physician Georg Bartisch's book Ophthalmodouleia, That is the Service of the Eye, published in 1583, includes 91 wood cuts illustrating then-current principles of ophthamology. The Duke University Library's Tumblr recently featured this GIF made from one of the wood cuts, which tours the reader through the skull and brain using a series of...

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Hypnotizing Time-Lapse Animation: Trails End

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Randy Halverson is an amazing astrophotographer, whose gorgeous photos and time-lapse animations have graced this blog numerous times. His time-lapses show landscapes lit by the setting Sun, roaring thunderstorms, and of course the night sky wheeling overhead … and his newest, Trails End, is magnificent. He’s posted a trailer for...
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The Amazing Colors of China’s Buddhist Temples

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When Colin Miller flew to Chengdu, China, this November, it wasn’t with the intent of making a series of photographs of Buddhist temples and monasteries. But when he started traveling Sichuan province with friends who lived in the region, he was immediately drawn to the bastions of color standing out...
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Here's Every Meteorite Fall on Earth in a Single Interactive Visualization

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Ever wonder how many meteors have hit Earth? The Meteoritical Society is doing its best to keep track. And Javier de la Torre, co-founder of CartoDB, is helping us see the pure volume of hits (into the tens of thousands). His interactive visualization shows a heatmap of hits all over the world, letting you explore where and when meteorites fell, as well as their size and classification.


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Laura Brown's curator insight, May 25, 4:14 PM

I wonder how much of this is biased by the lack of reporting (or over reporting) in some areas. 

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50 Years of 'Avengers' Comic Book Covers Through Color

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A survey of the colors of more than 50 years of Marvel's 'The Avengers' covers reveals a shift to a more complex, cinematic palette

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Guilhes Damian's curator insight, May 21, 1:19 AM

A fascinating interactive visualization of the last 50 Years of Avengers comic book covers through color http://bit.ly/1c6qklM ;

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The Music of Avant-Garde Composer John Cage Now Available in a Free Online Archive

The Music of Avant-Garde Composer John Cage Now Available in a Free Online Archive | Navigate | Scoop.it
You don't know avant-garde music unless you know John Cage. And now we have another rich, easily accessible online resource that can help us get to know John Cage better.
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Five Trillion Pieces Of Plastic Are Floating In An Ocean Near You [Interactive]

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And even more lurks below the surface
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Sequence 4 : Doyle, Arthur Conan, Sir, 1859-1930. The return of Sherlock Holmes IX, manuscript, [ca. 1904]. fMS Eng 63. Houghton Library, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass. Harvard University Lib...

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5-Minute Animation Maps 2,600 Years of Western Cultural History

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Schich, an art historian at the University of Texas at Dallas, took Freebase (Google's 'community-curated database of well-known people, places, and things') and gathered data on 150,000 important artists and cultural figures who lived during the long arc of Western history (6oo BCE to 2012).
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Data Download

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The WORLD Policy Analysis Center is pleased to provide public access to its data on constitutional rights, laws, and policies. To date, the following databases have been made available for public access:Gender Data, in partnership with McGill University’s Maternal and Child Health Equity (MACHEquity) research program. This database contains information on laws and policies that shape women’s and girls’ social and economic opportunities throughout the life course. Areas addresse
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WATCH: A Universe in a Nutshell — The Physics of Everything, with Michio Kaku | Big Think

WATCH: A Universe in a Nutshell — The Physics of Everything, with Michio Kaku | Big Think | Navigate | Scoop.it
Professor Michio Kaku delivers a glimpse of where science will take us in the next hundred years, as warp drives, teleportation, and time travel converge with our scientific understanding.

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See how much the world has changed since the day you were born with the BBC's new website

See how much the world has changed since the day you were born with the BBC's new website | Navigate | Scoop.it
From how many times your heart has beaten to your age in Mercury years.
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