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The “Bart And Lisa” Theory Of Information Design

In a new book, Jennifer Daniel uses design to illustrate the origin stories of everything, from Big Bang theory to earwax.<p>When she was working as graphics editor for the <i>New York Times</i>, Jennifer Daniel and her team developed a philosophy they termed the “Bart and Lisa approach” to designing …

31 Books You Need To Bring To The Beach This Summer

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The Amateur Cloud Society That (Sort Of) Rattled the Scientific Community

Gavin Pretor-Pinney decided to take a sabbatical. It was the summer of 2003, and for the last 10 years, as a sideline to his graphic-design business in London, he and a friend had been running a magazine called The Idler. The Idler was devoted to the “literature for loafers.” It argued against …

What Google Learned From Its Quest to Build the Perfect Team

<b>Like most 25-year-olds,</b> Julia Rozovsky wasn’t sure what she wanted to do with her life. She had worked at a consulting firm, but it wasn’t a good match. Then she became a researcher for two professors at Harvard, which was interesting but lonely. Maybe a big corporation would be a better fit. Or …

Leadership

A Year in Search 2015

Here Are the Best Books of 2015 So Far

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9 Ways To Fall Asleep Faster (Without Counting Sheep)

<i>By Alex Orlov for Life by DailyBurn</i><p>If you feel wide awake when your head hits the pillow at night, you're not alone. Approximately 60 million Americans report having experienced insomnia in any given year, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Even worse, 40 …

Shag Harbour UFO incident

The <b>Shag Harbour UFO incident</b> was the reported impact of an unknown large object into waters near Shag Harbour, a tiny fishing village in the Canadian …

Webdriver Torso YouTube mystery clips' French connection

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/technology/1073000/1073349_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1529791713_ed1e80f94ed1100638093aced787fbc8<p><b>On 23 September 2013 at 14:45, YouTube user Webdriver Torso quietly uploaded a video.</b><p>The mysterious 11-second sequence of red and blue rectangles …

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The Markovian Parallax Denigrate: Unraveling the Internet’s oldest and weirdest mystery

Spam. It’s the Internet’s most resilient parasite. Millions of messages pollute the Web’s pipes every day. <i>Grow a monster penis. Lose 20 pounds. Help</i> …

The Mystery of Bouvet Island

Picture showing the west coast of Bouvet Island.<br>Credit to François Guerraz<p>The freezing subantarctic Bouvet Island is literally in the middle of …

Hawaii News Archive

By<p>POSTED: Friday, February 20, 2009<p>WAILUKU » The five men left Hana Bay on a fishing trip on a 17-foot motorboat on a calm morning.<p>But the weather …

The Lead Masks Case

It’s an almost perfect mystery case, with a great catchy name: <b>the lead masks case</b>. Two TV repairmen are obsessed about making contact with …

Ricky McCormick's encrypted notes

Two hand-written documents were found in the pockets of murder victim <b>Ricky McCormick</b> when his body was discovered in a field in St. Charles County, …

Isdal Woman

The <b>Isdal Woman</b> (Norwegian: <i>Isdalskvinnen</i>) is the name given to an unidentified woman who was found dead at Isdalen Valley in Bergen, Norway, on 29 …

Phantom Copters

<b>ON THE TRAIL OF THE PHANTOM FLIER</b><p>During the winter of 1973-74 British detectives were drawn into a cat-and-mouse pursuit of a phantom helicopter …

Sudarium of Oviedo

The <b>Sudarium of Oviedo</b>, or <b>Shroud of Oviedo</b>, is a bloodstained piece of cloth measuring c. 84 x 53 cm (33 x 21 inches) kept in the Cámara Santa of the …

Green children of Woolpit

"Green children" redirects here. For other uses, see Green children (disambiguation).<p>The legend of the <b>green children of Woolpit</b> concerns two children …

The Mysterious Case of Gil Pérez

Gil Pérez was a Spanish soldier of the Filipino Guardia Civil who allegedly suddenly appeared in the Plaza Mayor of Mexico City (more than 9,000 …

Irish Crown Jewels

The <b>Jewels Belonging to the Most Illustrious Order of Saint Patrick</b>, commonly called the <b>Irish Crown Jewels</b> or <b>State Jewels of Ireland</b>, were the heavily …

Chase Vault

The <b>Chase Vault</b> is a burial vault in the cemetery of the Christ Church Parish Church in Oistins, Christ Church, Barbados, best known for a widespread …

Lost Dutchman's Gold Mine

The <b>Lost Dutchman's Gold Mine</b> (also known by similar names) is, according to legend, a rich gold mine hidden in the southwestern United States. The …

Mary Reeser

<b>Mary Hardy Reeser</b> (1884–1951) of St. Petersburg, Florida was a suspected victim of spontaneous human combustion.[1]<p>On July 2, 1951, at about 8 a.m., …

Kelly–Hopkinsville encounter

The <b>Kelly–Hopkinsville encounter</b> (a.k.a. <b>Hopkinsville Goblins Case</b>, <b>Kelly Green Men Case</b>) was a claimed close encounter with extraterrestrial beings in …

Piri Reis map

The <b>Piri Reis map</b> is a world map compiled in 1513 from military intelligence by the Ottoman admiral and cartographer Piri Reis (pronounced [piɾi …

Man in the Iron Mask

This article is about an aspect of French history. For other uses, see Man in the Iron Mask (disambiguation).<p>The <b>Man in the Iron Mask</b> (French: <i>L'Homme</i> …

Spontaneous human combustion

For combustion not involving the human body, see spontaneous combustion.<p><b>Spontaneous human combustion</b> (<b>SHC</b>) is a term encompassing reported cases of …

Spring-heeled Jack

For other uses, see Spring-heeled Jack (disambiguation).<p>Not to be confused with Jack the Ripper.<p><b>Spring-heeled Jack</b> is an entity in English folklore …

Mothman

For other uses, see Mothman (disambiguation).<p>In West Virginia folklore, the <b>Mothman</b> is a legendary creature reportedly seen in the Point Pleasant area …