All the gold in the world visualized in 3D

You are looking at the top government gold reserves stacked in 400-ounce Gold bars, according to Demonocracy—a ranking headed by the United States, Germany and the International Monetary Fund. But how much gold has been mined through the entire history of the world? Here's what it looks like, compared to the Statue of… » 2/04/14 7:45pm 2/04/14 7:45pm

Watch how scary fast an epidemic would spread disease across the world

If you want to put on a surgical mask, rubber gloves, goggles, ear muffs and trap yourself in a plastic bubble after watching this terrifying video of how fast an epidemic would spread across the world, well, I'd totally understand. Because it's crazy fast. Using the world's air transportation network, theoretical… » 12/13/13 12:09am 12/13/13 12:09am

Watch how the major religions have conquered the entire world

Christianity. Islam. Judaism. Buddhism. Hinduism. All the major religions have basically competed with each other in an epic, historical game of Risk. Who can gain the most converts? Which religion is the most right at being right? Who has the most color on the board? Those who start strong early can flame out, others… » 11/21/13 10:45pm 11/21/13 10:45pm

This Crazy Program Turns Wikipedia Into 3D Models of the Real World

Google puts a lot of work into creating a virtual map of the world with Street View, sending cars and backpackers everywhere with huge cameras. But what if a computer program could do all that automatically? Well, there's one that can. All it needs is Wikipedia and Google Images. » 10/02/13 4:00pm 10/02/13 4:00pm