Ali Molloy

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1984 v. Brave New World

In October of 1949, a few months after publication of George Orwell's dystopian masterpiece, <i>Nineteen Eighty-Four</i>, he received a letter from fellow …

How and Why Has "Mr Brightside" Never Left the UK Charts?

An Important Roundtable Discussion.<p>Nobody outside Las Vegas gave a shit about The Killers in 2003 when they first released "Mr Brightside". However, when the single was re-released in 2004 there was a global change of heart and ev-e-ry-body suddenly gave an enormous shit about The Killers. As a …

Scientists Sneak A Peek At How Ladybugs Fold Their Wings

Credit: University of Tokyo<p>With the help of high-speed cameras, CT scanners and some nail-art supplies, scientists in Japan have managed to catch a glimpse of the elaborate way that ladybugs fold their wings to tuck them away.<p>The research could have implications for everything from aeronautics to …

National Academy of Sciences

Carbon nanotube is so light it floats.

The wings of the Twin Jet Nebula

Thomas and Friends

Marty McFly Riding a Hoverboard Halloween Costume

Plain packets help smokers quit by killing brand identities

The proof is in the packaging. Making all cigarette packets look the same reduces the positive feelings smokers associate with specific brands and …

Motherboard Birthday Cake

Neil deGrasse Tyson Demonstrates a Rattleback

Bees are even smarter than we realized

In tests, the insects learned to use tools they would never find in nature.<p>You can now add bees to the rarefied list of tool-using animals, which …



Reversing Paralysis

<b>“</b>Go, go!” was the thought racing through Grégoire Courtine’s mind.<p>The French neuroscientist was watching a macaque monkey as it hunched aggressively …

Case Western Reserve University

How scientists proved the wrong man was blamed for bringing HIV to the U.S.

The Canadian flight attendant widely blamed for bringing HIV to the United States and triggering an epidemic that has killed nearly 700,000 people has been exonerated by science, more than 30 years after his death.<p>In a study published Wednesday in the journal Nature, researchers used newly …

Public Health

A Rebrand Goes Wrong in a Gentrifying Chicago Neighborhood

First known as “The Gentry,” a new project has residents in the mostly Hispanic neighborhood in Chicago’s Lower West Side feeling anxious.<p>In hindsight, maybe “The Gentry Building” wasn’t such a sensitive way to rebrand an old paint factory on Chicago’s Lower West Side.<p>The five-story red brick …

Urban Design

The World’s Least Efficient Type Machine Takes 30 Minutes To Write A Single “A”

Press down a letter on your keyboard, and your computer will fill your screen with it, in any font you want. It’s a process we take for granted, says Design Academy Eindhoven graduate Sooji Lee, who wondered what it would take for a human to reproduce type–or at least one typeface, Bodoni–as …

Design Your Employee Experience as Thoughtfully as You Design Your Customer Experience

Improving customer experience is often a top business priority, but what about employee experience?<p>Temkin Group reports a correlation between employee engagement and success in customer experience. In its 2016 Employee Engagement Benchmark Study, the firm showed that companies that excel at …

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Personal Data Is Beautiful in this Graphic Designer’s Year-End Reports

One man's year in review in stunning charts and graphs.<p>In 2005, graphic designer Nicholas Felton took 3,754 photos. In 2008, he took the subway 545 times. In 2009, he was 73.9% happy. “My Annual Report series is an attempt to graphically retell a year of my life using graphs, maps, and statistics,” …

Personal Data


Facebook users were much more engaged with fake election news than real news before the election

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg may be right that it's "extremely unlikely" fake news and hoax news on his social network affected the results of the …


dngrs:<p>7 Animated GIFs That Will Make You Instantly Understand Trigonometry<p>Trigonometry is the branch of math that studies triangles, with a …

Experiments In Processing.

Stop wriggling I'm trying to escape

The Problem With Flat Design, According To A UX Expert

Just because people like flat design doesn’t mean they get how to use it.<p>As a user experience expert at Nielsen Norman Group, Kate Meyer has watched a lot of people use a lot of websites. But her favorite quote comes from a young adult–under 25–talking recently about navigating a flat web design: …

The Search for Our Missing Colors

Each year, a group of experts at Pantone, the company best known for its exacting color-matching system, chooses and promotes a Color of the Year that aims to set the world’s fashion agenda—“a color snapshot of what we see taking place in our culture that serves as an expression of a mood and an …