1. latimes:

    This gif shows the progression of California’s drought since 2011. See it unfold more slowly with these 188 maps.

    Had fun making this 


  2. Basically


    via foodwineandawesome

    Y’it’s been!

    (Source: nineteenletterslong.com)



  4. If only.


    The transit map Theodore Twombly would have used to get around L.A.’s subway system of 2020-something.

    [Graphic: Geoff McFetridge and Untitled Rick Howard Company LLC]

    (Source: thisiscitylab, via theatlantic)


  5. globalpost:


    To celebrate our gratitude for every one of you, here are 9 GIFS that explain how we feel right now.

    (via priyankaboghani)


  6. globalpost:

    Here’s the short version: The United States invaded Iraq in 2003, claiming that Saddam Hussein had both weapons of mass destruction and connections to Al Qaeda. He had neither.

    Today, though, like a self-fulfilling prophecy, one of those justifications is reality. Al Qaeda in Iraq now exists, and it is as strong as ever.

    Iraq: 49 steps to failure in one crazy chart

    Click here to see a larger version


  7. globalpost:


    Photo: a child with members of the Muslim community attending midday prayers at Strasbourg Grand Mosque in France on the first day of Ramadan, July 9, 2013.

    Top pictures from the past 24 hours.

    The Grand Mosque of Paris has fixed the first day of Ramadan as Wednesday, splitting with the French Council of Muslim Religion (Conseil Francais du Culte Musulman or CFCM), which determined it would begin on Tuesday.

    Credit: REUTERS/Vincent Kessler 

    Ramadan Kareem!


  8. Ha.

    (Source: linksfromsara, via apsies)


  9. Food for thought


    The United Nations’ latest estimates say at least 93,000 people have died in Syria.

    Look at 3 ways to understand the magnitude of that

    Follow our live blog for developments on Syria


  10. thedailywhat:

    Fixed That For You of the day: NSA’s Ugly Slideshow Gets a Makeover

    You’d think the National Security Agency could afford a decent designer with their vast resources and classified budget, but as you may have already noticed, the recently leaked slideshow on the PRISM program suggests quite the contrary. So freelance designer Emiland De Cubber took it upon himself to help out the clandestine agency with their horrible design choices by redoing the entire presentation, which is available for public viewing on the presentation site SlideShare. After learning it the hard way that they can’t always keep their top secrets remain top-secret, perhaps the NSA won’t skimp on that part of the budget next time around.

    (via ilovecharts)