Lorena Rivera

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Do Our Bones Influence Our Minds?

In the mid-nineteen-nineties, a young French geneticist and physician named Gerard Karsenty became curious about a mysterious protein, called osteocalcin, that is found at high concentrations in the skeleton. He worked with mice that had been engineered to lack the substance, expecting to find …

Now We Have Proof Reading Literary Fiction Makes You a Better Person

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>English teachers have long claimed reading books makes you a better person, maybe because their …

Mapmaker, Artist, or Programmer?

Put Your Cat On The Map (The Interactive Map of the World’s Cats That Really Exists)

Cat lovers, the day we have been waiting for has finally arrived!<p>A Cat Map pinpointing the exact locations of all of the world’s housecats is now live courtesy of the Zoological Society of London.<p>Well, actually, it doesn’t include <i>all</i> of the world’s cats…yet. There are just over 3,000 on the map …

Maps

20 Gritty Photos From The NYC Subway In 1973

These 40 year old photos provide a glimpse into a now romanticized era of the city's history.

Size matters

HOW to depict Britain’s extraordinary North-South political divide? An article in this week’s issue did so with words, but showing it graphically was …

Berg’s “Inception”-Like Map of NYC Gets A Reprint

There’s no shortage of interesting cartography to be found on the web, but rarely do you come across a map that gives you a whole new way of seeing the world. <i>Here and There</i>, which we first saw back in 2009, was one of those maps–a pair of radical projections that unfurled Manhattan before you like …

Maps

Get Lost in These 19 Fascinating Maps

In the simplest sense of the word, a map is a spatial representation of something. It provides us with a sense of context, scale and location. Maps …

Oh the Places You'll Go: 38,000 Historical Maps to Explore at New Online Library

The Digital Public Library of America announces the addition of a vast treasure trove of maps.<p>More than three decades ago, David Rumsey began building a map collection. By the mid-90s he had thousands and thousands of maps to call his own -- and his alone. He wanted to share them with the public.<p>He …

Exploration of how much geography is needed in metro maps

Terrence Fradet of Fathom Information Design ponders whether metro maps suffer or benefit by leaving out geography. Geographic accuracy is good, but …

Why the new Google Maps is the most honest form of cartography

At its annual developer conference yesterday (May 15), Google announced a complete overhaul of its maps. Among other things, changes include a cleaner interface, integrated Google Earth, and maps that learn as you use them. If you search for a curry, it will suggest other South Asian restaurants. …

Maps
Wikipedia

Places Journal

Rem Koolhaas, the Smithsons, Venturi and Scott Brown … and Thomas Hardy? The famed 19th-century author was actually a radical architect whose Wessex …

Subjective Cartography

2012's Year in Maps

Architizer Journal: The Official Architizer Blog

A glimpse into the process behind DRAW Architecture's impeccable work.<p>Submit your very best architectural works for a chance to be published internationally by Phaidon.<p>Submit your best work today: The extended entry deadline is May 25th!<p>The phrase "less is more" has never been more apt.<p>Delta …

Architecture

8 Vacation-Perfect Looks For Whatever Your Destination

Creative Director Joe Zee reveals suitcase-filling strategies for whatever destination (or temperature) you'll be dressing for<p>Creative Director Joe Zee reveals suitcase-filling strategies for whatever destination (or temperature) you'll be dressing for

Pt 1: Moroccan ceramics and the moulding of tradition

Lonely Planet author John Vlahides learns the time-honoured process of pottery making in Fez, a city known for its rich history of craftsmanship.

Ceramics

Pt 2: The secret powers of Sufi sounds

Arabic folk music has evolved over the centuries, but Moroccan mystics still use it to chase away evil spirits and heal the sick.

Loneliness

The return of Kashmir

Newfound peace comes to a divided paradise, where life’s pace is set by echoing calls to prayer and the gentle paddling of colourful canoes in glistening Dal Lake.<p>In India, miles of concrete dominate the crowded urban landscape. But in the remote northern region of Kashmir, the summer capital of …

Pakistan

Welcome to Agra

In the Agra train station, a little boy — no older than seven or eight — approaches us; he holds a plastic shopping bag in one hand and a sick baby …

Listen to The Sufis’ new psychedelic pop: “Alone” and “No Expression”

I like to think every kid had, as I did, a handful of friends in high school who would spend hours spinning Pink Floyd, The Beatles, and Velvet …

Daft Punk (action figures) are playing at my house, my house

With the release of their comeback album <i>Random Access Memories</i>, Daft Punk have all but permeated our culture. They’ve topped charts and adorned …

Fun. to Perform at White House's Salute to the Troops on July 4th

Obamas will host Grammy winners at special Independence Day concert<p>Fun. will add another milestone to their high-profile year when they perform at …