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How America became the most powerful country on Earth, in 11 maps - Vox

We take it for granted that the United States is the most powerful country on Earth today, and perhaps in human history. The story of how that came to be is long, fascinating, complex — and often misunderstood. Here, excerpted in part from "70 maps that explain America," are maps that help show …

The Year’s Most Awesome Photos of Space | WIRED


The 12 most important moments in science in 2014

Virgin Galactic’s Spaceship Two crashed – and then, 300m miles away, Philae landed on a comet. From the distant origins of humans to our future on the planet, 12 leading scientists pick their key moments and stories of the year<p>1 The West Antarctic ice sheet enters irreversible decline<p><b>13 January</b><p>In …

Philip Evans: How data will transform business

Matthew Carter: My life in typefaces

Jackie Savitz: Save the oceans, feed the world!

Billy Collins: Two poems about what dogs think (probably)

Naomi Oreskes: Why we should trust scientists

Which country does the most good for the world? | Simon Anholt

Janet Iwasa: How animations can help scientists test a hypothesis

Tim Berners-Lee: A Magna Carta for the web

How not to be ignorant about the world | Hans and Ola Rosling

Nancy Kanwisher: A neural portrait of the human mind

One more reason to get a good night’s sleep | Jeff Iliff

The 18 Best Infographics Of 2014

2014 saw stellar examples of the power of data visualization to shed light on nearly any subject, from politics to dogs.<p>You could sift through piles of dense data sets in an attempt to understand the trends and discoveries that emerged in history, psychology, current events, and even fictional …

The Definitive Reading List of the 14 Best Books of 2014 Overall

I consider my annual best-of reading lists a kind of Old Year’s resolutions in reverse — unlike traditional resolutions, which lay out an aspirational list of priorities for the new year, these represent a look back at the books that proved themselves most worth prioritizing over the setting year. …

The Top UX Predictions for 2015

<b>As we mentioned last week when we gave you the top UX trends of 2014, it's been a big year for experience design.</b> 2015 shows all signs of being an …

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The Top UX Trends of 2014

<b>This was another big year for experience design.</b> Biggest one yet? Sure, why not. There were too many developments, surprises, and shakeups to count, …

23 Incredible Benefits Of Getting More Sleep

If you have a few days off over the holidays, one of the best things you can possibly do with your time is work on fixing your sleep habits.<p>Our sleep problems are so bad that the CDC refers to them as "a public health epidemic."<p>While a tiny percentage of the population does just fine on little …

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The Best Data Visualizations of 2014

It's always tough to pick my favorite visualization projects. I mean, it's a challenge to pick and rank your favorite anything really. So much …

See author Thomas Pynchon's handwritten edits to his 'Simpsons' script

Famed — and incredibly reclusive — author Thomas Pynchon no less than shocked fans when he came out of hiding to make two separate celebrity appearances on <i>The Simpsons</i> in 2004. As you might have expected, his appearance was anything but ordinary: not only did his character appear with a paper bag …

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

12 min read<p>This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like …


The best of 2013 for designers

In 2013, we covered a ton of new apps, resources, and more for designers and developers. In fact, we covered hundreds of resources!<p>So rather than you …

Web Design

Covering Christmas

Gather ’round, gather ’round, and warm your toes by the screen. It’s a handpicked selection of <i>New Yorker</i> Christmas covers.

Ten of the world's most mind-blowing landscapes

Gazing at a remarkable view for the first time is one of travel’s greatest thrills – and these 10 landscapes are among the most mind-blowing we’ve ever seen.<p>Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA<p>Yellowstone National Park has an embarrassment of astonishing sights, from the thundering waterfalls of …

Buddha Had It Right: Relax The Mind And Productivity Will Follow

Eastern thought and meditation are pushing ever-closer to the mainstream. Today, many ancient teachings coincide perfectly with modern research on improved mental agility.<p>“The great enigma for psychologists and philosophers is the mind.”<br>–Bhante Wimala<p>Several decades ago, the term ‘mindfulness’ used …