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The Easiest Way To Understand How Bad California's Drought Really Is

California’s drought problem is bad and shows no signs of letting up. This clever chart imagines the state as a one-dimensional line to show just how bad it is compared to recent history.


Here's Why Better Data Deals Are The New Competitive Frontier For Australia's Telcos

Data for mobile devices is the new frontier for the major telcos as the mobile phone market in Australia stagnates.


People In Melbourne Sleep More Than Anyone Else, According To Jawbone

People in Melbourne get the most, those in Tokyo the least. No, get your mind out of the gutter: we’re talking about sleep here, and how much of it the inhabitants of certain cities manage to actually get.


A Fantastic (Fake) Fitness Tracker Tells You What You're Running From

The FuelBand is dead but who cares, really. Because who needs a fitness tracker that tells you how much you already ran? Now, thanks to The Onion, we have Nike’s new +Runlogic, which can tell you exactly what you’re running to escape.


OKCupid: We Experiment On You, Deal With It

“Experimenting on people” makes most of us feel uncomfortable, like we’re rats in a lab being prodded with weird devices and fed food that makes our organs bloated. But today, OKCupid tried to put that notion to rest — or at least, it tried to explain that services need to experiment on you in order to make their products better.


World Map Created By Plotting Out Each Terrorist Attack Since 1970

It’s incredibly sad that we can basically paint the map of our world just by using the locations of all terrorism acts since 1970. The brightest parts of the map show the areas of the world that have to deal with so much tragedy. The darkest parts are ‘safe’ because so few people live there.


Why You Should Never Use Pixelation To Hide Sensitive Text

Pixelation is great for hiding faces and covering up nakedness, but it’s not good for disguising text. It’s so bad, in fact, that it might not even protect you at all.


New Super Software Tracks Every Cell In An Organism As It Develops

Imagine if we could track every single cell in an organism as it develops. The sheer volume of information about how life forms and works would be invaluable for scientific research. The only problem is the startling amount to computational power it would take to crunch that much data. At least until now it was.


How Much Underwear To Pack For Your Trip, Visualised

Knowing how much underwear to pack for a trip can be fraught with problems: how many pairs do you need for a long trip, and what happens if there’s… an accident? This chart will help you know exactly what to pack.


Yahoo's Developing A Map Algorithm To Find The Most Beautiful Route

Sometimes you want to get from A to B as quickly as possible — but what if you want to savour the journey? Well, Yahoo has been working on an algorithm that can plot the most beautiful route, for those days when time is less of a concern.