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The Hidden Patterns Created by Animals in Flight

5 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Designer Eleanor Lutz used high-speed nature footage, Photoshop, and Illustrator to map the wingbeats of five different species. The result is a visually arresting confluence of art and science that reveals the patterns hidden in animal flight. Trust us on this one – you'll want to see this. Read more...

Kissinger crafted plans to 'clobber' Cuba

The man still advises the high and mighty. Frances Robles is reporting at The New York Times: Nearly 40 years ago, Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger mapped out secret contingency plans to launch airstrikes against Havana and “smash Cuba,” newly disclosed government documents show. Mr. Show More Summary

Maps Of Modern Cities Drawn In The Style Of J.R.R. Tolkien

6 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The maps J.R.R. Tolkien drew to accompany his tales are their own form of story, sketching out the boundaries of his imagined worlds. But could our own, real cities be just as dramatic a fantasy setting? The answer is yes. Read more...

Jimmy Carter says he 'could have wiped Iran off the map'

Former President Jimmy Carter says that if he’d been more “manly” in his response to Iran and the U.S. hostage crisis, he might have defeated Ronald Reagan at the polls in 1980.

Here Where Job Growth Is Booming

Trulia's chief economist Jed Kolko tweeted out maps showing how the job market is doing in US metropolitan areas. We were interested by this long-term map, showing how metro area job markets have changed over the last two decades. Metro...Show More Summary

This Map Was Made By Charting Every Single Street and Road In the US

9 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Migration is a mainstay of American culture—the perpetual dream of manifest destiny started with wagons and ended with, well, this: 240 million individual roads and streets, mapped onto a single image by the good folks at Fathom Information Design. Read more...

Tom Sawyer: the Big Read

9 hours agoOdd : Boing Boing

Lucas writes, "Through Oct, the Lewis & Clark Library of Montana hosting a Big Read of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Running a vast series of events throughout the month, each will be tracked on a special adventure map to represent the experiences that shape us and our understanding of the classic novel." Read the rest

HAMAS ON CAMPUS – US Collegiate Terrorist Supporters Exposed in New Video

The Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) is Hamas on Campus. The SJP is an organization dedicated to wiping Israel off the map. Today the words and values of Hamas are repeated and promoted on campuses across the United States. … Continue reading ?

Depressing Map Thing: Mapping How LA's Rich Decide Where Everyone Else Lives

Los Angeles is a city divided up unequally among the rich and the not-rich, just like every other city, but the pattern of those divisions is the reverse of the pattern in...

Tweet an Innovative Idea for Exploring a New City to Win a Trip to London

As advances in technology improve our everyday lives, they also make traveling more convenient. From jetlag-reducing apps and traffic maps to currency calculators and paperless tickets, gadgets are cutting costs and saving time every...Show More Summary

'Texts From Your Ex' Perfectly Maps Out The Awkward Phases Of Your Breakup

When you get that really weird/annoying/horrible text from your ex, you don't have to just complain about it to your friends. Thanks to a newly-formed Instagram account, "Texts From Your Ex," you can submit that crazy text and broadcast it to the account's nearly 75,000 followers (as of Oct. Show More Summary

'Texts From Your Ex' Perfectly Maps Out The Awkward Phases Of Your Breakup

When you get that really weird/annoying/horrible text from your ex, you don't have to just complain about it to your friends. Thanks to a newly-formed Instagram account, "Texts From Your Ex," you can submit that crazy text and broadcast it to the account's nearly 75,000 followers (as of Oct. Show More Summary

The Emerging Market That's Not on the Map

Investors and innovative companies have long been obsessed with emerging markets and for good reason. While growth was once a worthy objective, today's imperative is fast growth, and there are few better ways to achieve it than getting into new markets first. Show More Summary

The Carbon Map

Click for a pretty cool and interactive video infographic. Source: The Guardian

CDC: DEADLY Enterovirus D68 Sweeping Across US – May Have Killed More Children

A child with a staph infection and Enterovirus D68 has died in Rhode Island, the state’s health department announced today. The child passed away last week. An earlier map of the Enterovirus D68 outbreak before it was diagnosed in Rhode … Continue reading ?

The border patrol’s love affair with drones, in one map

Ten years ago, the nation had 10,000 federal agents patrolling the border. Now, that figure has more than doubled. But we haven't just added manpower to the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) force. We've also added drones. Nine of them, to be exact. In the last three years alone, CBP drones spent an average of 16 hours […]

The border patrol’s love affair with drones, in one map

11 hours agoTechnology : Post Tech

Ten years ago, the nation had 10,000 federal agents patrolling the border. Now, that figure has more than doubled. But we haven't just added manpower to the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) force. We've also added drones. Nine of them, to be exact. In the last three years alone, CBP drones spent an average of 16 hours […]

Destiny update 1.0.2 live, fixes Engram decryption

12 hours agoEntertainment / Video Games : CVG

Strikes also given boosted rewards, and crucible map rotation fixed. Bungie has released Destiny update 1.0.2, which addresses a number of the game's most widely discussed issues.Click here to read the full article

Here Are The States Whose Capitals Are Also Their Largest Cities

In most states, the capital of the state is NOT the biggest city in the state. Using a data set from the US Geological Service that includes location and 2010 Census population data, we made a map showing every state's capital and largest city. Show More Summary

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