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Greeks Sailing by the Stars

Evaggelos Vallianatos | Posted 08.26.2014 | World
Evaggelos Vallianatos

The sun (Helios) was the divine king of the sky for the Greeks. According to the "Homeric Hymn" of Helios: The sun shines his light on both men and im...

Proof Google Just Triggered The Robot Apocalypse

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 12.17.2013 | Technology

On Friday, Google confirmed to The New York Times that it had acquired Boston Dynamics, an engineering company that has previously designed robots for...

Animal Automata

Atlas Obscura | Posted 01.25.2014 | Weird News
Atlas Obscura

Clicking gears and spinning flywheels have brought to life everything from impossibly detailed peacocks to roaring tigers. Feast your eyes on some of the world's most incredible automated beasts.

Penis Parks and Bone Stones

Atlas Obscura | Posted 01.25.2014 | Weird News
Atlas Obscura

Whether its a garden devoted to handmade likenesses, or simply nature accidentally recreating phallic imagery, sometimes it seems like there are penises everywhere. Take a look at some of the more phallic places across the world.

Kitty Collectors and Cat Museums

Atlas Obscura | Posted 01.25.2014 | Weird News
Atlas Obscura

If the Internet has served only one purpose in the world, it is most definitely to prove that people love cats. Take a look at some of the world's foremost kitten collections and realize that your precious pet video is just a shadow of these museums' devotion.

This Is Not Just Another Boring Atlas (IMAGES)

Posted 10.31.2013 | Books
Read More: Maps, Atlas, Books News

"Maps," written and illustrated by Aleksandra Mizielinska and Daniel Mizielinski, came out earlier this month from Big Picture Press, a new imprint of...

Atlas: Mapping Virtual Reality Onto The Real World

Turnstyle | Posted 10.02.2013 | Technology
Turnstyle

By Noah J. Nelson (@noahjnelson) Anyone who grew up watching Star Trek: The Next Generation has had one persistent dream: to one day stand on a holod...

Early-Warning System Aims To Stop Space Rock Surprises

Posted 02.27.2013 | Science

By: SPACE.com Staff Published: 02/20/2013 10:25 AM EST on SPACE.com After the close shave asteroid 2012 DA14 gave Earth last week and the unexpect...

World's Biggest Atom Smasher Gets Faster

Posted 12.18.2012 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 12/17/2012 01:02 PM EST on LiveScience The Large Hadron Collider is working more efficie...

WHOA: Have Scientists Found Two Higgs Bosons?

| Posted 12.15.2012 | Science

By Michael Moyer A month ago scientists at the Large Hadron Collider released the latest Higgs boson results. And although the data held few obvious ...

New Book Showcases Amazing Maps

Tim Wallace | Posted 12.08.2012 | Books
Tim Wallace

We need maps that people enjoy spending time with; maps that they'll voluntarily look at long enough to learn something.

Rubbernecking Recap: Project Runway Season 9 Premiere, "Come as You Are"

Holly Cara Price | Posted 10.02.2011 | Entertainment
Holly Cara Price

2011-08-02-Screenshot20110802at4.33.16PM.jpg We're back here once again, watching Heidi, Nina, and Michael Kors blithely destroy young dreams.

"I love John Galt!" (Atlas Shrugged: the Movie)

Ellis Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Ellis Weiner

Any movie version of Atlas Shrugged that is not itself a great big huge mess will have failed to remain faithful to its source, leaving me, for one, very cross.

The Offbeat Gift Book Of The Year? An Atlas Of 50 Uninhabitable Islands

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jesse Kornbluth

That impossible-to-please friend, that cranky relative, that coffee table begging for something more interesting than last Sunday's New York Times Mag...

14 Amazing Images From $5800 Atlas (PHOTOS, POLL)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Would you shell out $5800 for a book? It may be worth it in the case of a new collector's edition atlas called "Earth." The book weighs 63 pounds, sta...

GPS-fitted Marine Animals Help "Write" Atlas

Mother Nature Network | Bryan Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

In putting together an atlas for one of Earth's least understood marine ecosystems, the Patagonian Sea, scientists had a novel idea: What if it could ...

There Still Be Dragons: Be Wary of Modern Mapping Devices

Lise Waring | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Lise Waring

I've heard tales from visitors who arrived white knuckled in Telluride after their website of choice guided them here via a gnarly 4WD road in their Ford Fiesta rental car.

New World Atlas Shows Endangered Languages

AP | DHEEPTHI NAMASIVAYAM | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PARIS — Only one native speaker of Livonian remains on Earth, in Latvia. The Alaskan language Eyak went extinct last year when its last survivin...

Friday Talking Points [40] -- Obama Shines, McCain Whines

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Be careful what you wish for, John. That seems to be the message of the week for Senator John McCain. He took some campaign consultant's idea a few w...