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The Woman Who Made Science Beautiful

Where others sought separation, Maria Sibylla Merian saw connection.<p><i>Updated on August 2, 2016</i><p>It was silkworms that first captured 13–year–old Maria Sibylla Merian’s attention. She would later graduate to a wider set of creatures, watching caterpillars, pupae, butterflies, and moths for days, weeks, …

Kenny’s Window: Maurice Sendak’s Forgotten Philosophical Children’s Book About Love, Loneliness, and Knowing What You Really Want

“A wish is halfway to wherever you want to go.”<p><i>“I don’t write for children,”</i> <b>Maurice Sendak</b> (June 10, 1928–May 8, 2012) told Stephen Colbert in his last on-camera appearance. <i>“I write — and somebody says, ‘That’s for children!’”</i> Having fallen in love with his work as an adult myself — none of it made …

Charles M. Schulz, Civil Rights, and the Previously Unseen Art of Peanuts

“My husband and I keep pertinent Peanuts cartoons on desks and bulletin boards as guards against pomposity.”<p>For half a century, <b>Charles M. Schulz</b> (November 26, 1922–February 12, 2000) made an art of difficult emotions while delighting the world with his enormously influential <i>Peanuts</i>. The 17,897 …

17 “Twilight Zone” Episodes To Watch If You’ve Never Seen “The Twilight Zone”

*Rod Serling voice* You're traveling through another dimension...

10 Years In The Making, Nicholas Felton Files His Final Feltron Report

Through the lens of self-quantification, the data viz guru recounts how much the world has changed in just a decade.<p>For the past decade, interface designer and data viz expert Nicholas Felton has been publishing a highly influential yearly project called the Feltron Report. It’s a beautifully …

Data Visualization

On saying "no": creativity, self-care, privilege, and knowing your limits

Austin "Steal Like an Artist" Kleon has posted a fantastic meditation on the idea that "creative people say no" -- the idea that you have to say no …

Emily Dickinson's Words, Visualized

How do we perceive the world? It's a question that neuroscience has sought to tackle, but which poets and artists have pursued for even longer. The Fundamentals of Neuroscience, a MOOC from Harvard University, is presenting a series of artistic ruminations on the nature of sensation called <i>Poetry of</i> …

Artist Maude White Creates Intricate Scenes by Snipping Away at Paper

Maude White snips away tiny bits of paper to reveal incredibly intricate scenes. The artist, based in Buffalo, New York, brings imaginative animals and fanciful panoramas to life with her lacy, hand-cut designs. She calls her technique “paper carving.” Most of her creations are cut from plain white …

How to Tell a Great Story

We tell stories to our coworkers and peers all the time — to persuade someone to support our project, to explain to an employee how he might improve, or to inspire a team that is facing challenges. It’s an essential skill, but what makes a compelling story in a business context? And how can you …

Using “Serial” To Explore Whether The Law Is Truly Objective

“<i>Here’s an idea...</i>”<p>If you’re familiar with PBS’ <i>Idea Channel</i> and its mercurial host Mike Rugnetta, you know that after those introductory words, …

15 Questions To Ask Your Kids To Help Them Have Good Mindsets

Your mind is the most powerful tool you have for the creation of good in your life, but if not <i>used</i> correctly, can also be the most destructive force …

Self-help

Google Puts Online 10,000 Works of Street Art from Across the Globe

<i>Circling Birdies</i> by Cheko, Granada Spain<p>Since last we wrote, Google Street Art has doubled its online archive by adding some 5,000 images, bringing …

How fairytales grew up

With Hollywood spending millions on new versions of age-old characters, from <i>Frozen</i>’s Snow Queen to Cinderella, fairytales are more popular than ever. But they’ve had to adapt, with lots of dark twists and no more sweet, biddable girls<p>“Forget villain,” the producers of <i>Frozen</i> declared when …

Neil deGrasse Tyson: a Billion-Year Journey to Stardom | GOOD

Sesame Street is the perfect TV show

<i>For most of the history of television, the barrier to syndication—and to profitability—has been 100 episodes. The shows that have made it to that</i> …

Sesame Street

How to Tell a Great Story

We tell stories to our coworkers and peers all the time — to persuade someone to support our project, to explain to an employee how he might improve, or to inspire a team that is facing challenges. It’s an essential skill, but what makes a compelling story in a business context? And how can you …

Geometric Paper Birds and Animals by Estudio Guardabosques | Colossal

<p>Feast your eyes on this phenomenal geometric paper sculpting from Estudio Guardabosques, a multidisciplinary design studio out of Buenos Aires, …

Understanding Umami

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: Which ingredients carry that fifth taste -- and the best ways to cook with them.</i><p>A long, long time ago, only four tastes ruled the culinary world: sweet, …

Bicycle Street Art by Mart Aire | Colossal

<p>I’m completely in love with these bicycle murals from Argentinian artist Mart Aire who began painting on the streets of Buenos Aires in the 1990s at …

Theo Jansen’s Walking ‘Strandbeest’ Sculptures Available as 3D Printed Toys | Colossal

<p>Artist Theo Jansen has created several 3D printed models of his famous walking sculptures called <i>Strandbeests</i>. There are currently four different …

A Supercut of Centered Shots in Wes Anderson Films | Colossal

<p>Watching any film by Wes Anderson it’s impossible to ignore the director’s obsessive visual aesthetic. From his harmonizing use of color to …

Watch A Life-Size Elephant Sculpture Take Shape Out Of A Single Sheet Of Paper

Last December, we heard about artist Sipho Mabona’s quest to fold a life-size origami elephant out of a single sheet of paper. And now he’s finally done it–and we’ve got the video to show how it was done.<p>“White Elephant,” as the project is called, started with a sheet of paper, albeit one that’s 50 …

Art

Classic paintings of world cities meet Google Street View – in pictures

Following on from his amazing series last week, here are Halley Docherty’s latest collages for us – well known historical paintings of city scenes around the world, from Istanbul to Saint Petersburg and Tokyo to New York, superimposed on to Google Street View

23 Children's Books You Need To Read Again As An Adult

With help from The New York Public Library's Youth Materials Specialist, Betsy Bird, we put together a list of 23 books worth giving a second read.

This Guy Wants To Fold A Life-Sized Origami Elephant

Just watch those paper cuts–they’ll take off a limb.<p>Sipho Mabona is an origami artist with a singular vision. He wants to spend several weeks of his life folding a life-sized elephant at an art museum in Beromünster, Switzerland.<p>“My main goal is to change people’s perception of origami. Mostly it’s …

Big in Japan: A Guide to the Films of Animation Master Hayao Miyazaki

On February 21st, <i>The Wind Rises</i>, director Hayao Miyazaki’s 11th, and supposedly final, feature film hits American theaters. The movie is a departure …

Anime

100 Books Everyone Should Read Before They Die

Many of the books are 20th century classics or recent bestsellers — the oldest book on the list is Jane Austen's 1813 masterpiece "Pride and Prejudice." It also spans multiple genres, with adult fiction, nonfiction, children's, and young adult novels such as "The Hunger Games" and "Harry Potter" …

Sally Seltmann - Catch of the Day [Official Video]

Artist Gives Old Books a Second Life By Making Sculptures Out Of Their Pages

These beautiful 3D sculptures of paper take a whole new look at the idea of a “pop-up” book. Pennsylvania-based artist Jodi Harvey-Brown alters old …

Art