A massive experiment in virtual archeology has led to the mapping of 3,000 acres around Stonehenge, and with it the discovery of a host of new information about the area, including over a dozen previously unknown monuments, National Geographic reported. The Stonehenge Hidden Landscape Project, led by researchers at the University of Birmingham and the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute in Austria, has spent four years using an array of technology — aerial photography, laser scanning, airborne imaging spectroscopy, magnetic prospection, ground-penetrating radar, electromagnetic induction, and more — to uncover the landscape around Stonehenge without actually unearthing it.
Self Portrait - Robert Rauchenberg.
Jehanne / Saint Joan of Arc — Henri Pierre Hippolyte Dubois, 1873.
Self-Portrait in Spherical Mirror, M C Escher
Wait But Why has a fantastic series of graphs that aim to help us wrap our heads around the enormous timescales on which forces like history, biology, geography and astronomy operate. By carefully building up graphs that show the relationship between longer and longer timescales, the series provides a moment’s worth of emotional understanding of the otherwise incomprehensible.
Ethan Zuckerman — founder of Geekcorps and Global Voices — is an activist who puts his money where his mouth is. For decades, he’s undertaken heroic efforts to foster a global dialog using the Internet, taking practical steps to network netheads from all over the world, giving them the…
Van Leo, self portrait 1943
“I’d rather have a bottle in front of me, than a frontal labotomy.”