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  1. Visual explanations of mathematics

    It is thought that Euclid wrote Elements in about 300 BC, but Oliver Byrne turned it into one of the true gems of visualization — and made it about 100 times more readable. By seamlessly combining…

  2. Model Metropolis

    Behind one of the most iconic computer games of all time is a theory of how cities die—one that has proven dangerously influential.

  3. A Brief History of In-Flight Meals

    Airlines are looking more and more to all-star chefs and leaving frozen food on the no-fly list.

  4. Kidnapping: A Very Efficient Business

    Kidnapping for ransom is almost always a deliberative enterprise. Kidnappers perform research, assess risks, manage costs, and, if they’re in it for the long term, build reputations.

  5. Death by PowerPoint: the slide that killed seven people

    We’ve all sat in those presentations.

  6. I found two identical packs of Skittles, among 468 packs with a total of 27,740 Skittles

    Introduction This is a follow-up to a post from earlier this year discussing the likelihood of encountering two identical packs of Skittles.

  7. How to hack the freeconomy

    The techies who figured out how not to pay for an Uber, or a mattress, ever again

  8. Could We Blow Up the Internet?

    Is it possible to take down the internet by physically attacking its infrastructure?

  9. Apollo astronauts left their poop on the moon. We gotta go back for that shit.

    What 50-year-old dirty diapers can teach us about the potential origins of life on Earth.

  10. The Dreams Of A Man Asleep For Three Weeks

    For three weeks I was stuck inside my own mind, subject to a seemingly unending series of dreams.