Dodo, Dataviz, Maize, Da Vinci, Elements
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The next de-extinction target: The dodo
John Timmer | Ars Technica | January 31, 2023
The startup Colossal announced plans to bring back the Dodo, a large flightless bird that inhabited the island of Mauritius before it went extinct in the late 17th century.
The winners of the World Dataviz Prize 2023
David McCandless | Information is Beautiful | February 15, 2023
Conducted in partnership with the World Government Summit, the 2023 competition focuses on the past, present, and future of society and governments.
What explains the unstoppable rise of maize in Asia?
Peter A. Coclanis | Aeon | January 10, 2023
Maize is arguably the most important crop in the world. It is also, along with sugar cane and palm oil, among the most controversial crops, particularly to critics of industrial agriculture.
500-year-old Leonardo da Vinci sketches show him grappling with gravity
Isaac Schultz | Gizmodo Australia | February 17, 2023
A team of engineers studying the writings of Leonardo da Vinci found evidence that he was working out gravity a century before its foundations were established by Galileo Galilei.
Two years ago
The origin of elements
Astronomy Picture of the Day | August 9, 2020
The featured periodic table is color coded to indicate humanity's best guess as to the nuclear origin of all known elements.