This Cool Animation Explains U.S. Arctic Policy In Just Two Minutes

The Arctic is warming faster than anywhere else on the planet. And as it does so, many nations — especially those with Arctic coastlines — are assessing opportunities for establishing new trade routes and tapping into the region's vast reserves of offshore oil and gas. » 4/02/14 9:20am 4/02/14 9:20am

Hypnotic xkcd animation compares the frequency of various events

Here's a mesmerizing piece of data porn that is sure to keep you staring at your screen. Randall Munroe of xkcd uses a series of GIFs to compare the frequencies of events from births, deaths, and heartbeats to the eruption of Old Faithful to someone in Denver ordering a pizza. » 2/17/14 1:20pm 2/17/14 1:20pm

All the studios and the Marvel heroes they own in one handy graph

If you're not a professional nerd, it can be tough remember which studios have the rights to which Marvel comics characters, especially since Marvel Studios only has some. So the Geek Twins have made this handy (and adorable) chart to help you keep 'em straight. I totally forgot Universal had Namor. Get on that, guys. » 2/12/14 12:20pm 2/12/14 12:20pm

We're Buying More PC Games Than We Can Play


As another Steam Holiday Sale comes to a close, I have spent roughly $100 to purchase 22 games. In the past 2 months I have picked up 3 Humble Bundles. Not a month ago I spent around $50 on 11 games in the Steam Fall Sale. By the time the next Steam Holiday Sale rolls into town I will be lucky if I have played half of… » 1/03/14 1:35pm 1/03/14 1:35pm

Game of Thrones Season 3 recapped through hilarious infographics

It's been less than a week since the Game of Thrones third season finale, and everyone is still delivering their postmortems on everything from the role of power in the series to its uncomfortable racial themes. Vulture, on the other hand, has taken a goofier route, explaining Season Three through the blood magic of… » 6/15/13 8:00am 6/15/13 8:00am