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This Animated Data Visualization Of World War II Fatalities Is Shocking

It’s difficult to conceptualize excessively large numbers, particularly when they pertain to human tragedies. But this highly-engaging animated data …

Data Visualization

How Libraries are Advancing and Inspiring Schools and Communities

Nearly 700 kids and teens per day pour through the library’s second floor, which is dedicated to youth. Not only are kids enticed by the 3-D printer …

5 Dystopian Trilogies Better Than 'The Hunger Games'

With the unending details and minor dilemmas of modern day living, there is an ensnaring simplicity to the fictional task of survival. Perhaps it's callous to love dystopia, to soak up stories where the characters are much worse off than you are, but the fiction shelves of bookstores are littered …

6 Awesome Zen Stories That Will Teach You Important Life Lessons

Outpatient Spending Is Catching Up To Hospital Expenditures

For decades now, policymakers have been trying to slow down the growth of healthcare costs. For much of this time, a large part of that effort was directed at hospital spending. American hospitals are extremely expensive, and take care of patients with the most severe illnesses. So if we’re going …

Adventure: Backpack Hunting In The High Sierra

With an average annual hunter success rate of 7%, the D7 hunting zone of the Sierra Nevada mountains in California is one of the toughest regions to …

America's Coolest Roller Rinks

<i>Photo Credit: Oaks Park</i><p>Let's face it: Even if rollerblading seems cooler, and ice skating more graceful, nothing beats old-school roller skating. Plus, for kids trying it for the first time, it's much easier to pick up roller skating in an afternoon. And while the number of rinks around the U.S. …

10 of the world's best nighttime adventures | CNN Travel

The Power Of Empathy, Animated

Dr. Brene Brown’s poignant and popular talk on the “Power of Vulnerability” comes to life in a clever new animation.<p>Dr. Brene Brown’s 2010 TED Talk on “The Power of Vulnerability” has gotten nearly 12.5 million views online. And it’s no wonder: Brown delivers insights into human connection, …

Into The Tunnels: Exploring The Underside Of NYC

Urban explorer Steve Duncan goes underground, examining the hidden infrastructure of major cities all over the world: their tunnels, subways and sewers. Late in 2010, NPR's Jacki Lyden joined Duncan and a group of subterranean adventurers in New York. (This story originally aired on <i>All Things</i> …

Apocalypse 101: Take the Free Walking Dead Online Course From UC Irvine

A lot of words come to mind when you think about AMC's zombie show <i>The Walking Dead</i>: thrilling, gruesome, horrific. "Educational" isn't typically one …

Smartphone Servo

Smartphones have become our primary interface to the network world, and increasingly, to the real world as well. I call this project GlueMotor, because it works like “glue” for putting gadgets together under smartphone control, providing a very easy way to build simple servo-controlled machines.<p>To …

Articles of War

Articles of War is, I have to admit, one of the best animated short films not produced by a major studio I have <i>ever</i> seen (and as you know, here at …

US drones programme 'risks legalising al-Qaeda'

A British lawyer leading a United Nations inquiry into CIA drone strikes has compared them with al-Qaeda attacks and has claimed that America’s covert programme risked legitimising terrorism.<p>Ben Emmerson, QC, said the strikes were illegal under international law. Relatives of the victims of …