A Ripple of Hope [Comic]

Comic by Zen Pencils based on a quote by Robert F. Kennedy (1925-1968). [Source: Zen Pencils | Like “Zen Pencils” on Facebook | Follow “Zen Pencils” on Twitter] Advertisements

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A Brief History of Numerical Systems [Video]

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9… and 0. With just these ten symbols, we can write any rational number imaginable. But why these particular symbols? Why ten of them? And why do we arrange them the way we do? Alessandra King gives a brief history of numerical systems. [TED Ed]

Albert Einstein: Life is a Mystery [Comic]

Comic by Zen Pencils based on a quote by Albert Einstein. [Source: Zen Pencils | Like “Zen Pencils” on Facebook | Follow “Zen Pencils” on Twitter]

How Did Sony Start? (The Origins of Sony) [Video]

A fantastic video by the folks from ColdFusion telling the story of how Sony started. Check it out! [ColdFusion]

Comic Sans: The Man Behind the World’s Most Contentious Font [Video]

You remember Comic Sans. You know, that irreverent, off-kilter font that came pre-programmed on 90s versions of Microsoft Word? In fact, you probably have very strong feelings about that font. Here’s the story behind the most polarizing font ever made. [Great Big Story]

Toys Meet Data Analysis In Legonomics

It might feel as if some Lego sets are much worse value than others. But some dedicated numbercrunchers suggest the price per brick is largely stable across both sets and time. (Before the numbers, two rants as a Brit of a certain age. It’s Lego bricks, not Legos. And the only true Lego set is […]

Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett’s Good Omens To Get TV Adaptation

Amazon has confirmed Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett’s Good Omens will be adapted into a TV series to air next year. It’s appropriate timing as the 1990 novel is set in 2018. Something of a dream collaboration among sci-fi fans, it’s a comedic tale of an angel and a demon who try to stave off […]