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New Map of Earth’s Animals

Naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace, a contemporary of Charles Darwin, constructed a map of the world’s animals. Now that map has been updated, with new information gleaned over the past century about where the Earth’s animal species live. It includes data on 20,000 species of mammals, birds, and amphibians.   The global map data can be used [...]

The Missing Links: How to Win at Battleship

The ’40s Were a Wild Time In honor of National Bike Month, the good people at LIFE.com dug up these photos of variations on the bicycle from the 1940s. * There’s A Giant 860-Mile Wide Sphere of Water Sitting on Top of the Midwestern United States In this picture – which illustrates what all of the Earth’s water looks [...]

The Art of Akira

[YouTube Link] Joe Peacock (previously on Neatorama) has been collecting Akira cells and production art since he was 14 years old, and now he has collaborated with ToonSeum to show the entire world why Akira is the pinnacle of Japanese anime: No other film has ever looked like Akira, before or since. It’s stunningly fluid and detailed [...]