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Let This Gorgeous Chart From 1944 Teach You About Electromagnetic Radiation

Everything you need to know about electromagnetic waves in one poster<p>Reflection, refraction, diffraction, oh my! Dive into the wonderful world of electromagnetic radiation--i.e., the energy that travels through space in waves, like x-rays, microwaves and good old visible light.<p>Lawrence Livermore …

The predictions through the years that turned out to be spectacularly wrong

As George Osborne confounds the economists who doubted his austerity measures, we look at confident predictions through the years that turned out to be spectacularly wrong.<p><b>Stock Market Crash</b><p>American economist Irving Fisher confidently predicted that "stocks have reached what looks like a …

Your Guide To Glowing Creatures [Infographic]

A map of the color, size, and function of bioluminescent things<p>"Bioluminescent" is the preferred adjective for animals and fungi and bacteria (and bacteria-powered lamps!) that naturally glow. Information designer Kanny Yeung mapped those species in an expansive infographic that breaks down the …

Ellen Page Wants to Make a Kitty Pryde Movie With Joss Whedon – /Film

Seven years after <i>X-Men: The Last Stand</i>, <b>Ellen Page</b> has stepped back into her black leather suit to reprise the role of Kitty Pryde for <i>X-Men: Days of</i> …

Comics

Edgar Wright's 'Ant-Man' Moved Up From Fall to Summer 2015 – /Film

We’re going to see <b>Edgar Wright</b>‘s Marvel movie a few months earlier than originally planned. <b>Ant-Man</b>, the first film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe …

‘Community’ Season 5: Joel McHale Bashes NBC Promotion in Comedy Central Spot

Whether by 'Community' creator Dan Harmon's antics, or a communicable decline in quality for season 4, the NBC cult comedy has long struggled with …

Comedy

Hook Me Up To This Impractical Virtual Reality Suit Right Now

Explore a castle from the safety of your very own castle, probably.<p>The Oculus Rift is one of the most immersive gadgets we've ever seen--just strap the glasses onto your face and you're transported to a virtual world. But if that's somehow not enough, you can help fund PrioVR, a set of sensors that …

Drones Are Now Delivering Packages In One Chinese City

Like robot courier pigeons, with about the same carrying capacity<p>After a user on the Chinese social media site Weibo posted about seeing flying robots with the SF Express logo, the delivery company admitted that it has begun trials of package-delivery drones in the city of Dongguan in southeast …

Why Futurama Was The Greatest Show About The Future Ever Aired

R.I.P. Futurama, we'll miss ya<p>The first time I saw <i>Futurama</i>, the long-running (but off-and-on) animated series from <i>Simpsons</i> creator Matt Groening, I was a kid watching it on summer afternoons at my grandmother's house. I don't think I'd ever laughed that hard--not at its colossally influential older …

Environment: News & features

The Underground Map of the Elements

Crossing the periodic table with a London Underground map highlights some key characteristics of the chemical elements<p>The periodic table is an awesome piece of information organisation. By following one cardinal rule – all elements appear in order of their atomic number – and then carefully …