Light pollution map is exactly as promised, and works like Google Earth: scroll, zoom and bring up various different datasets and legends to make sense of it all. I'm always stuck by that dead-straight transition between light and dark in North America, from Winnipeg to Austin. That mystery metropolis in North Dakota? Oilfields!
What do Sri Lankan graphic artists know about America's future that Americans don't? [via] READ THE REST
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
Skewers are about as primal an instrument as man has ever devised. In fact, a stick with a fashioned tip for just that type of open-flame cooking was found at a campsite believed to date back over 300,000 years. With all that research and development time, it would be easy to imagine that pretty much… READ THE REST
Even in this new age of home offices and remote employment, we still haven't really advanced the state of desk decor much, have we? The walls around you may have changed and your boss may have to Zoom you rather than casually eyeball your productivity during a judgmental walk-by, but the immediate desktop environment probably… READ THE REST
STEM jobs are expected to increase to more than 9 million next year, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. With job markets still recovering from the COVID shutdowns and seismic shifts in scores of industries over the past year, it's no wonder that many parents are getting smart and deciding to get their… READ THE REST