It’s difficult to conceptualize excessively large numbers, particularly when they pertain to human tragedies. But this highly-engaging animated data visualization by Neil Halloran makes WWII-related deaths all too comprehensible.
Humans love to hear about ancient history, but they aren't always that great at preserving it. Here are some of the worst, most thoughtless, and just plain dumbest ways that humans have wrecked their own heritage.
To celebrate David Bowie's 68th birthday earlier this year, Artist Helen Green made this very fun illustration of David Bowie showing him change throughout the years in animated GIF form. Bowie has inhabited so many different hairstyles and faces and styles that he almost looks like a different person each time.
If you're looking for the perfect font, but can't seem to find it, you might be able to make it. Metaflop Modulator makes it easy to create custom fonts simply by adjusting some sliders.
If you've ever wondered why the ancient structures of Rome have endured for millennia, when our own modern concrete is susceptible to cracks and crumbles, well, now you have your answer. Researchers recreated the Roman recipe and discovered that the formation of a certain kind of crystal in the concrete is the reason…
Ron Miller's new coffee table book The Art of Space is a gorgeous history of scientific illustrations, full of retro rockets and stunning planetscapes. It's also a glimpse back at the cutting-edge astronomy of yesteryear. We've got a gallery of some of the most striking work from the book.