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Maya Writing

The celebrated hieroglyphic writing system of the Maya was a sophisticated combination of pictographs directly representing objects and ideograms (or …

Hidden Gems: 5 beautiful, but lesser known typefaces

When you’ve been making and collecting type for over 100 years like we have, you accumulate a lot of typefaces. We combed through our libraries to …

A student found an ancient Canadian village that’s 10,000 years older than the Pyramids

For hundreds — perhaps thousands — of years, generations of the Heiltsuk Nation, an indigenous group in British Columbia, have passed down the oral histories of where they came from. The nation claims that its ancestors fled for survival to a coastal area in Canada that never froze during the Ice …

British Columbia

Type historian Ferdinand Ulrich shares the story of PMN Caecilia Sans

The making of the serif typeface PMN Caecilia from first sketches to usable fonts took more than seven years. Designed by Peter Matthias Noordzij, it …

Vintage Humanscale design manuals show nerdy beauty of ergonomics

Like da Vinci drawings for today’s designers, these references are analog tools for a digital age<p>Another classic design manual has joined the rush of lost publications being reintroduced to a new generation of creators via crowdfunding. But this time, the publishers believe they’re not just …

Mind, Matter And Materialism

Science and philosophy have a long, complicated history.<p>Both are human endeavors aimed at articulating the nature of the world. But where the line between them lies depends a lot on perspective and history. Questions that once lay firmly in philosophy's domain have now fully entered the realm of …

Humans selectively edit reality before accepting it, a review of decades of behavior shows

Knowledge is power, so the saying goes, which makes it all the more striking how determined humans are to avoid useful information. Research in psychology, economics, and sociology has, over the course of several decades, highlighted countless examples of cases where humans are apt to ignore …

Psychology

20 Best UX Patterns Tutorials

Are you a UX designer looking forward to creating professional-looking designs or just wanting to learn more about user experience? This amazing …

UX Design

The Contractor's Bag

Ever wonder what that fix-anything contractor is carrying around with them? Over at Cool Tools, residential contractor Paul Abueva shares his bag.<p>The …

Kickstart your data analysis career by mastering this premier visualization software (88% off)

Your dad always said, “Right tools for the right job.” When you’re working in the arena of data analysis, Tableau 9 is recognized as one of the leading tools for both assessing and presenting large number sets the right way. To do that job right, you can pick up training like this Data …

How the brain stores memories | Daniel Glaser

Memory loss is gradual but, unlike computers, we have inbuilt backups<p>Every week there is a new dementia study, raising hopes that we can find a way to halt memory loss. Interestingly, in any form of dementia our memories don’t vanish immediately but fade gradually – our memory systems have a …

Memory Loss

Why concrete is making an impact in kitchen design

<b>A timeless material, concrete is now increasingly being used indoors, even more so in kitchens. With an unique character, concrete kitchens are</b> …

Good Charts

Publication Date: <b>May 17, 2016</b><p>A good visualization can communicate the nature and potential impact of information and ideas more powerfully than any other form of communication. For a long time "dataviz" was left to specialists--data scientists and professional designers. No longer. A new generation …

Data Journalism for Researchers: Masterclass at the World Resources Forum

<b>By Stella Mikhailova, MSc in Sustainability and Management, University of Bath</b><p>Florian Ramseger is a product specialist at software company Tableau. This year he came to the World Resources Forum, an international conference that takes place annually in Davos, Switzerland, and brings together people …

Data Visualization

Great Scifi Movies You May Have Missed in 2016 (But Shouldn't Have)

It’s a holiday weekend, which probably means you have some down time. What better activity, while you’re digesting that leftover Turkey, than …

The definitive list of books every art-lover needs to own

Trace India’s journey through art. From books on Buddhist painting to anthologies on Modern art, <i>Vogue</i> picks 12 essential tomes

Your Comprehensive Guide to Probiotics

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Eating

Best of the visualisation web… August 2016

At the end of each month I pull together a collection of links to some of the most relevant, interesting or thought-provoking web content I’ve come …

Data Visualization

The Myth of the Sustainable City

<i>Excerpted from</i> America’s Most Sustainable Cities and Regions: Surviving the 21st-Century Megatrends<i>, by John W. Day and Charles Hall (with</i> …

Our brains use 4 steps to solve math problems — and the discovery might change education

Ever wondered how your mind deals with complex sums and multiplications?<p>A new study has imaged how the brain's activity levels change while taking on serious math problems, and reveals for the first time that there are four distinct neural stages involved in coming up with a solution.<p>Two different …

Mathematics

'White Trash' history reveals why class is crucial in U.S. election

<b>Nancy Isenberg</b>, an American history professor at Lousiana State University, has studied the role of class in the United States and her new book, <i>White</i> …

Road Trip Genius Calculates the Shortest Route Through 47 National Parks

The “Optimal U.S. National Parks Centennial Road Trip” map is the creation of road trip mastermind Randy Olson. The trip includes stops at all 47 …

Top 20 Roof Types: Costs, Design Elements, Pitch, & Shapes

The value of the roof over your home cannot be overstated. Sure, we all know it’s primary purpose is to protect us from stormy weather and prevent …

Home Improvement

60+ Free Books on Big Data, Data Science, Data Mining, Machine Learning, Python, R, and more - Artificial Intelligence

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Machine Learning

The deep roots of “white trash” in America: “Not only are we not a post-racial society, we are certainly not a post-class society”

<b>Nancy Isenberg (Penguin/Mindy Stricke)</b><p>Salon talks to Nancy Isenberg about America’s history of race, class, eugenics and the myth of social mobility<p>Kate Tuttle<p>July 9, 2016 8:30pm (UTC)<p>Nancy Isenberg’s book “White Trash” begins by looking at the characters in "To Kill a Mockingbird." Both the book …

5 Thought Experiments That Will Melt Your Brain

<i>Some science is too big, dangerous, or weird to happen in a lab.</i><p>By Evan Dashevsky<p>Albert Einstein famously made use of “thought experiments” (i.e. …

These Simple Hacks Will Make You Super Creative, According to Science

We can all learn to activate the creative side of our brain by doing these things.<p>Here's a riddle for you: A man has married 20 women in a small town. All of the women are still alive, and none of them is divorced. The man has broken no laws. Who is the man?<p>Most likely if you solved this one, it …

The Teflon Toxin — An Investigative Series by The Intercept

Illustration: The Intercept<p>While the dangers of PFOA and PFOS are widely known, very little is known about the other chemicals in their class, PFAS. …

10 stabbed, beaten at white nationalist rally in California

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Ten people suffered stab wounds and other injuries on Sunday after members of a white nationalist group that planned to rally …

Rights & Freedoms