Posted to Reddit's Data is Beautiful subreddit (cf.), this animated map shows the growth in life expectancy for children born since 1960. Things get better, slowly. I'd expected to see declines in some parts of the world, and there are some temporary setbacks -- post-Soviet Russia drowning in the 1990s and subsaharan Africa at the height of the AIDS crisis, for example -- but it appears that nowhere is worse off now than in the past.
New York City was vandalized in OpenStreetMap, and as a result renamed as “Jewtropolis” in Snapchat and other applications that ultimately depend on the service for mapping. The company called it an act of “vandalism” and said it was working with its partner Mapbox to “get this fixed immediately”. In a statement, Snap said the […]
The Ancient Earth Globe is an interactive 3D globe that depics the Earth at various points in geological history from 750m years ago until now. Here it is 300m years ago. Late Carboniferous. Plants developed root systems that allowed them to grow larger and move inland. Environments evolved below tree canopies. Atmospheric oxygen increased as […]
The East Cut is a neighborhood in San Francisco invented by a branding agency. Such things usually wither on the local-business bullshit vine, but thanks to Google Maps, it’s now the plain reality of that part of town. Another in Detroit is now known by a mispelling, made by the mysterious cartographers who run the […]
The human eye is a beautiful, incredible thing, but it’s far from perfect, especially when it comes to examining objects up close. Capable of magnifying objects up to 1,000 times, this portable microscope camera lets you see wonders hidden to your regular vision, and it’s on sale today for $38.99. Don’t let its compact size fool […]
There’s no shortage of apps available for your Mac, and, while it’s great to have options, this overabundance makes it difficult to find the apps worth installing on your computer. Thankfully, there’s the Pay What You Want: The Ultimate Mac Bundle ft. 2Do to simplify the process, which boasts 10 of the best Mac apps out […]
Sleek, minimalist, and convenient, Apple’s AirPods are a popular pick for those looking to upgrade to Bluetooth audio, but not everyone can afford the hefty $160 price tag. Whether you’re on a budget or just want something a little different, we’ve rounded up four pieces of audio gear that make for convenient Bluetooth listening, and […]