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Monday, July 28, 2014
This is an elevation map of some place called Middlesex.

We think it looks like a taco.

For more interesting and pointless maps, check out our Data Mine blog.

This is an elevation map of some place called Middlesex.

We think it looks like a taco.

For more interesting and pointless maps, check out our Data Mine blog.

Friday, July 25, 2014
Even famous gangsters registered for the WWI draft.

Here’s a few of our favorite draft cards, from Charlie Chaplin to Babe Ruth.

Even famous gangsters registered for the WWI draft.

Here’s a few of our favorite draft cards, from Charlie Chaplin to Babe Ruth.

Thursday, July 24, 2014
THROWBACK THURSDAY: Here’s what U.S. News & World Report predicted about the future of electronics, including driverless cars and other technology, in June 1960.

THROWBACK THURSDAY: Here’s what U.S. News & World Report predicted about the future of electronics, including driverless cars and other technology, in June 1960.

Would you wear this?

This device, dubbed the iTime, is Apple’s new smart watch/fitness monitor, according to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Read>

Would you wear this?

This device, dubbed the iTime, is Apple’s new smart watch/fitness monitor, according to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Read>

Monday, July 21, 2014
This is more than just a chair.

It’s a beacon of hope.

How can the swivel chair can single-handedly save America’s education system? Read>

This is more than just a chair.

It’s a beacon of hope.

How can the swivel chair can single-handedly save America’s education system? Read>

Tuesday, July 15, 2014
For 25 years, U.S. News has been ranking the nation’s top medical centers.

Here’s a spread from our first Best Hospitals ranking in 1990. For the 2014-15 data, which was released today, click here.

For 25 years, U.S. News has been ranking the nation’s top medical centers.

Here’s a spread from our first Best Hospitals ranking in 1990. For the 2014-15 data, which was released today, click here.

Thursday, July 10, 2014
THROWBACK THURSDAY: Back in 1959, imitation was the sincerest form of flattery. If we had it, the world wanted it.

A report last week, however, revelead that people no longer view the U.S. as the greatest nation of the world.

THROWBACK THURSDAY: Back in 1959, imitation was the sincerest form of flattery. If we had it, the world wanted it.

A report last week, however, revelead that people no longer view the U.S. as the greatest nation of the world.

This is a face House Speaker John Boehner made while discussing the border crisis today.

What is this emotion, exactly?

This is a face House Speaker John Boehner made while discussing the border crisis today.

What is this emotion, exactly?

Nothing has taken place down there that I’m not intimately aware of. This is not theater. President Barack Obama on his refusal to visit the Texas border with Mexico
Wednesday, July 9, 2014 Tuesday, July 8, 2014
OKAY. Who left the smallpox in the storage closet?

A government scientist cleaning out an old storage room at a research center near Washington made a startling discovery last week — decades-old vials of smallpox packed away and forgotten in a cardboard box. Read more>

OKAY. Who left the smallpox in the storage closet?

A government scientist cleaning out an old storage room at a research center near Washington made a startling discovery last week — decades-old vials of smallpox packed away and forgotten in a cardboard box. Read more>