These days, we are treated to glorious images of the cosmos through astrophotography and sophisticated three-dimensional visualizations of the universe. In the early centuries of astronomy, however, our visions of the cosmos often took the shape of diagrams—representing what we believed about our solar system.
Society places a bizarre amount of weight on when a writer or artist creates their first truly successful work—blame our obsession with youth or tiger moms or whatever. Still, it's interesting to see if there's a correlation between your age and the best work of your career there's—this diagram helps us do just that.
Virtually everything in the Universe is driven by math, though it's often very difficult for us to see it. An illuminating new video by Yann Pineill and Nicholas Lefaucheux corrects this by aligning mathematical equations and complex diagrams alongside the day-to-day machinations of the world around us.
The Enlightenment gave us many foundational ideas: Gravity! Democracy! Infographics! Wait, what? Yep. One of the age's lesser-known byproducts was the niche field of "graphical statistics," aka data visualization. And it's made more of an impact on our world that you might imagine.
If you had lived in a time and place where phrenology was a popularly accepted science, would you have been considered a paragon of virtue or would the lumps on your head cast you as a jealous, avaricious lout?
Ugh, it never fails. No matter the size of the group, you always seem to get stuck sitting next to someone you'd rather not be—an overtly intoxicated uncle at your brother's wedding, a co-worker that believes closed-mouth chewing is more suggestion than rule, or the girl you wish you hadn't started a conversation with…
Our modern era doesn't just celebrate stories about gods and demi-gods — we have a whole host of new mythic figures that we obsess about, from Luke Skywalker to Superman to Captain Kirk. But who owns these legends?
Is your personal information safe on the internet? Is there such a thing as online privacy? To answer life's big questions like these, I always like to turn to a trusty Venn diagram.
Some time ago, Apple uploaded the CAD diagrams for potential iPhone, iPad or iPod case manufacturers. It took Core77 alotta time and patience to overlay them on the product photos, but they were worth waiting for.
With the imminent release Rock Band 3, keytars have been on my mind a lot lately. Then again, when are they not? Anyway, here's the world's all-time greatest keytar-platypus Venn diagram to get you through the weekend.
The good people at Flowing Data uncovered this old graphic which they dubbed the "Engineer's Guide to Drinks." The name's fitting: unless you're an engineer these diagrams will probably leave you more frustrated than inebriated.