Mathematical conjecture generates beautiful lifelike form

The deceptively simple Collatz Conjecture is one of mathematics' most difficult puzzles. Alex Bellos shows off a cool rendering by Edmund Harris that looks like a beautiful life form from the sea. Read the rest

The Assassination of Yogi Bear by the Coward Boo-Boo

If you've seen the trailer for the upcoming Yogi Bear 3D CGI atrocity, you may have had fleeting fantasies about the scenario Edmund Earle created. Rarely do concept and execution (!) come together this seamlessly, though. Video link. (via @PaulScheer) Read the rest