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.
Peter Gorman's Intersections of Pittsburgh poster gave me a flash of horror, not least because the one at the end of my street is worse than all of them. He's made many just like it for all the tangled cities of the west, but few match the City of Bridges' innavigable abundance of multilayered road… READ THE REST
The Google Earth image depicts Vostok Island, a tiny coral island in the central Pacific Ocean. But why does it appear to be censored? What's going on there that They don't want us to see? The image has sparked a lively discussion on the r/GoogleMaps subreddit. The original poster comments that "it looks nothing like… READ THE REST
Build the Earth is a project with a simple yet rather grandiose aim: to recreate all of planet Earth in Minecraft. Our mission is to fully recreate the entire Earth in Minecraft at a 1:1 scale. One block in Minecraft equates to roughly one meter in the real world, meaning that this project will fully… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. If you or your pet love playing in the water outside, what are the chances you really know the quality of that water? Probably pretty low. Any and all kinds of… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. They may have floppy ears, a wet nose, and sneak garbage out of the trash can, but you still consider your dog a member of the family. And when someone you… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. There's something incredibly appealing about walking into your favorite coffee shop for a delicious cup of joe on your way to work or before a morning of errand-running. But if you… READ THE REST