Ideas in visual form
For those of us young enough to have grown up in a world in which the internet has always been a thing, these maps of the web from 10-15 years ago are practically relics from an ancient time.
Today is the 658th anniversary of the most significant seismic event in the record history of Central Europe. A magnitude 7.0 earthquake decimated the Swiss town of Basel and leveled every church within 30 km.
Photo of astronaut Reid Wiseman taken by fellow ISS crewmember Barry E. Wilmore.
A peek at Manhattan before the skyscrapers (though not before the relentless hustle-bustle).
Sunrise at Lake Laanemaa, Estonia. Photo credit: Heino Ruiso / Wikicommons
Photo credit: Tuxyso / Wikimedia Commons / CC-BY-SA-3.0
Seventy-two years ago, a pair of real-life Rosies assemble a bomber at the Douglas Aircraft Company in Long Beach, Calif.
One-hundred years ago, this youngster was likely shouting out headlines related to the Battle of Warsaw or the Boston Braves' victory in the first ever World Series sweep.
Deep in the heart of the Karakum Desert, a burning field of natural gas attracts curious tourists who seek to lay eye on a fire that has been burning continuously since 1971.
The website for the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary features an terrific interactive exploration of the region's many wrecks.