Here is a gallery of National Geographic’s 52 best images of the year—curated from 91 photographers, 107 stories, and 2,290,225 photographs.
Some are, as always, absolutely amazing. Some are not so much. For a global collection of pictures, it’s surprising to find the word “Yellowstone” mentioned 13 times on the page.
This one is my favorite:
Of those with people in them, I liked this one:
Just came back from a business lunch, where I was the skinniest dude at the table. My 125 kg were far from the 175 kg of the biggest guy there … Now that’s something that doesn’t happen every day.
Congratulations, gamer girls—you’re officially at the top of the food chain when it comes to games. A new study released by the Entertainment Software Association has revealed that adult women now occupy the largest demographic in the gaming industry. Women over 18 made up a whopping 36 percent of the gaming population, followed by adult men at 35 percent.
Teenage boys, who are often stereotyped as the biggest gamers, now lag far behind their older female counterparts, making up just 17 percent of the gaming demographic.
I don’t think you can control people. I don’t think you manage people. I think you give people a direction, you give them the resources, you lead by example. That goes from top to bottom, then I think people will manage themselves, they will motivate themselves.
John Schnatter, the founder and current CEO of Papa John’s International Inc.
Admixture map – genetic atlas of human admixture history
I would love to see a longer version of this.
Via Official Google Blog.
Just loved it … hilarious!
While I accept that curtains are usually the key to community accord, in this instance they would need to be constructed of eight-inch-thick lead sheeting. Last night, with my curtains closed and bedside light off, I read a book. Wearing sunglasses. Under a blanket.