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Jim’ll Paint It

Just a quick mention for this (in hindsight, not particularly well named) tumblr, which recently dived into my field of attention. Got something in your brain that you’d really like to see with your eyes? Just ask and if I like the sound of it I’ll paint it for you for free using incredibly high tech […]

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As brilliantly described by Andy Salzman on the Bugle Podcast this week, and as adequately transcribed for posterity by me. …at Bertie Beefcake’s Big Burger Bonanza in Mogadishu, the world’s first triple Michelin-starred burger van, owned by the former bodybuilder Bertram Harpoon, whose burgers include his signature thrice-slapshotted puck of ruthlessly-executed, guilt-free cow, served between two […]

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Spotted and sharing: Klaus Leidorf’s Aerial Archaeology. You can click the link for the details, but here’s the gist: Perched at the window of his Cessna 172, photographer Klaus Leidorf crisscrosses the skies above Germany while capturing images of farms, cities, industrial sites, and whatever else he discovers along his flight path, a process he refers to […]

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You want pure nature? OK, die young.

I spotted a nice little rant from Jeffrey Kluger on on anti-vaxxers. I hope that writing it was some sort of cathartic experience for Jeffrey, as while it carefully explains all the reasons that anti-vaxxers are foolish, short-sighted and downright wrong, it will have about as much effect as bringing a banana to a gunfight. […]

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Here’s what you see when you track global shipping by satellite

There’s recently been a bit of interest in the satellite tracking of global transportation. Remember when we showed you a visualisation of what the flights over Africa and the world looked like? And remember I mentioned that Marine Traffic was a great app for your mobile device? Well, combining those two ideas, gives you this: […]

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