radar.weather.gov's "full loop" depicts the whole of the contiguous United States and is thereby useful for your winter weather anxiety needs regardless of where you reside. Above is a detail of the horrid weather currently being endured by Florida.
A few weeks ago, I wrote a post here about the bizarre meme of a fake Avril Lavigne song that started to appear on lyric websites, and eventually spawned its own covers. Several readers commented that it reminded them of "Trap Streets" — a cartography practice where a mapmaker marks their intellectual property by including… READ THE REST
Another fun video by Xyla Foxlin. She has memorialized a road trip and relocation west with a map made of wood grown in each state she passed thru. Welcome to California. Hopefully she builds 100,000 tiny homes. READ THE REST
Clive Barker's novel Cabal (filmed as Nightbreed) is about a man searching for Midian, a ghost town somewhere in the wilds of Alberta, Canada. There, a refuge for the monstrous and outcast among us may be found. The location is mysterious and vague, like its biblical inspiration. You're not supposed to find Midian if you… READ THE REST
For a kid, STEM has almost become like eating your vegetables or cleaning your pet's litter box. Your parents might say it's necessary, but that doesn't mean you'll to enjoy it. But like many ideas that take root in a young mind, they aren't always correct. The reality is that STEM and STEM-related activities aren't always… READ THE REST
Parents love their kids… but no matter how much they dote on the little rugrats, a few common kid statements are bound to prompt an eyeroll every time. Like, "Are we there yet?" Or, "That's not fair." Or the ultimate sticking point moment when they're hit with the ultimate, non-negotiable fallback of the two-year old,… READ THE REST
You've probably got at least one person in your life that just absolutely doesn't get technology. Outside of surfing the web or answering their phone, they have little to no idea how all those microscopic creatures hiding inside their computer and other electronic devices make magic happen on the screen. Not everybody gets tech like… READ THE REST