I still don’t understand the relative size of planets. The universe is too big and my sense of scale is too small to fathom such large numbers. I wish someone would explain it to me like I was five years old. What? Avi Solomon used fruit illustrations to roughly show a relatable scale? Nice. [via Boing Boing]
Planets as fruit to show scale
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Mapping When and Where People Start their Commute
For commuters, the farther away you live from the workplace, the earlier you have to leave your house to get to work on time. How much does that start time change the farther out you get?
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It’s in the details of 100,000 moments. I analyzed the crowd-sourced corpus to see what brought the most smiles.
Happiness and Health
When one goes down, so does the other. If only there were a way to keep more people healthy.