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Visualizing the Infinite Beauty Of Pi And Other Numbers

Thinking about the hugeness of mathematical numbers like pi can give you a headache, but visualising them can be a thing of beauty.<p>Math and art may appear, superficially, like two disparate fields, but they've been in conversation for millennia. One recent example of the synergistic possibilities …

Data Visualization

Starbirth in the Carina Nebula (High Res)

The Human Body: What It Is and How It Works, in Vibrant Vintage Illustrations circa 1959

Much of our inquiry into what makes us human focuses on understanding consciousness, yet we spend the whole of our lives in our physical bodies. As a lover of anatomical art and vintage science illustration, I was instantly enamored with <b>The Human Body: What It Is And How It Works</b> — a stunning …

Astrocytes (in red) are the most abundant cell in the brain and help support neurons (in green) by recycling old cellular byproducts and…

Astrocytes (in red) are the most abundant cell in the brain and help support neurons (in green) by recycling old cellular byproducts and regulating a healthy environment for neuronal function. Unlike other organs of the body where an injury results in a fibrous scar, the brain instead forms an astrocyte scar to promote neuron survival.<p><i>Image by Dr. Shelley Jacobs, McMaster University.</i>

Why So Many Men Kill Their Families On Sundays In August

A study of British "family annihilators" reveals some macabre data.<p>In what must be one of the darkest research projects we've covered, a British team has studied 32 years' worth of "family annihilator" cases, where one member of a family murders multiple others. Some patterns emerge from the 71 …

Genetic map of cancer reveals trails of mutation that lead to disease

The first detailed map of genetic faults that cause cancers is published today, offering profound insights into the disease.<p>The map describes more than 20 "genetic signatures", or patterns of mutation, that alone or in combination drive 30 different types of cancer, including brain, lung, pancreas …

Perseid meteor shower: Guardian readers' best pictures

Perseid meteor shower peaked over the last two nights with dozens of meteors shooting across the sky every hour. Guardian readers share their best images captured from gardens, mountains and archeological sites around the world. Did you witness the meteor shower? Add your picture via …

Scientists Achieve On-Demand Quantum Teleportation For The First Time

Quantum teleportation, more reliable than ever before, at greater distances than ever before.<p>Quantum teleportation has taken another step forward, thanks to two complimentary experiments, one from ETH Zurich and one from the University of Tokyo. The researchers have demonstrated the most reliable …

Gene study uncovers origins of many common cancers | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - Researchers in Britain have set out the first comprehensive map of mutational processes behind the development of tumors - work that should in future lead to better ways to treat and prevent a wide range of cancers.<p>In a study published in the journal Nature on Wednesday, …

How Geeks Have Evolved Over Time [Infographic]

Where Star Wars and Star Trek geeks share common ground.<p>Hundreds of years ago, the term geek wasn't as benign as it is today (high fives all around, gang). In 18th-century Austria-Hungary it was synonymous with freak--literally, used as the word for circus performers. Now, at worst, it's used to …

How language is literally losing its meaning

The Oxford English Dictionary has accepted a new definition for the word literally – and it's not the only word changing beyond recognition. It's enough to, like, make one despair<p>It is literally the biggest semantics story of the week: the informal use of the word "literally" – as a term for …

Will the Cuffin Be the Next Food Craze?

Mash The Best Guacamole | Men's Health

Look, it's not Guy Gourmet's line to stifle kitchen creativity (in fact, we've even printed recipes for crazier guacamole), but when it comes to making the freshest, creamiest, brightest-tasting guacamole ever, there's an important factor most people forget: You want to taste the avocado. Heavy …

Sesame Peanut Cucumber Salad

<i>Every Monday and Wednesday, we'll announce a new Wildcard winner: a recipe that may not have been entered in (or won) a contest, but a recipe that we've tested and loved.</i><p><i>Today: The salad you'll want to eat the rest of the summer.</i><p>WHO: Bob Vivant is a writer, recipe developer, and photographer in …

Welcome to the Newly Redesigned BonAppetit.com!

An overview of all the new, cool features on the recently redesigned BonAppetit.com<p>Those of you visiting BonAppetit.com this morning may have noticed that things look a little different around here. Are those photos bigger? Are the recipes easier to find? Has the whole place been reorganized, top …

Cooking

Red wine honey cake for a @nytdining video shoot, as food styled by @rebekahpeppler

Kimchi pancakes are crispy, a bit chewy, and full of the umami goodness of Korean-style fermented cabbage. Here's how to make 'em - http://thekitc.hn/16bidgL

Perseids 2013: Meteor shower peaks again on last night to enjoy show

Stargazers, you've got one more night to enjoy the Perseid meteor shower, one of the best meteor showers of 2013, so make the most of it.<p>The meteor shower is expected to put on almost as good a display Monday night into Tuesday morning as it did on Sunday night, and as you can see in the photo …

Meteor Showers

7 Awesome Photos Of The 2013 Perseid Meteor Shower

Stargaze without leaving your laptop.<p>Missed the peak of the Perseid meteor shower last night, or just want to compare shots? Check out these lovely photos, shared by folks in several places throughout the Northern Hemisphere.<p>The Perseids occur annually from July to August, peaking one night in …

The HistoMap – Four thousand years of world history

Giant’s Causeway | Northern Ireland (by Michael Breitung)

<b>Giant’s Causeway | Northern Ireland</b> (by Michael Breitung)

40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World

If you’re a visual learner like myself, then you know maps, charts and infographics can really help bring data and information to life. Maps can make …

Single Composite Made from Photo Sequences Shot over 2-4 Hours Show Slices of Time

Singapore-based photographer Fong Qi Wei believes that time is a dimension, and he explores that hypothesis by shooting cityscapes and landscapes …

Photography

Fotopedia – Fotopedia is Coming Soon

One of the coolest GIFs we've ever seen: a rotating, 3D nebula

Things that GIFs are good for, in no particular order:<br>1. Cats. This one, specifically.<br>2. IWDRM<br>3. Absolutely jaw-dropping 3D renderings of …

Cosmology

iCloud.com beta updated with iOS 7 design

The beta.icloud.com website has been redesigned to match the design of iOS 7. Removing the linen and other Forstall-era design elements, this is the first display of Apple bringing iOS 7 design elements to the web.<p>Before the introduction of iOS 7, the Bug Reporter tool was redesigned to look like …

Has the mobile balance shifted in T-Mobile and Sprint’s favor? UBS thinks so

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / ollyy<p>The time is ripe for T-Mobile and Sprint to take market share away from the dominant megacarriers …

Apple’s iPhone Supply Chain, Visualized: The Truth About Where iPhones Really Come From (Infographic)

Ever wonder where iPhones come from? Not in the “duh, they come from the Apple Store, you idiot!” sense – but the underlying truth about where the …