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Springer Nature frontend playbook: house style guide

I like it when organisations share their in-house coding styles. This one from Springer Nature not only has guides for HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, but it also has a good primer on progressive enhancement.

Richard Dawkins, Mount Improbable: Play With Evolution

A lovely interactive demonstration of evolution, based on the original code Richard Dawkins used for Climbing Mount Improbable.

Tabletop Whale

Beautiful visualisations of science and nature.

Made with love by a designer with a molecular biology degree.

Why Americans Are the Weirdest People in the World

A truly fascinating and well-written article on how changes are afoot in the worlds of psychology, economics, and just about any other field that has performed tests on American participants and extrapolated the results into universal traits.

Given the data, they concluded that social scientists could not possibly have picked a worse population from which to draw broad generalizations. Researchers had been doing the equivalent of studying penguins while believing that they were learning insights applicable to all birds.

Camille Seaman Photography -The Last Iceberg Series II - NEW, The Last Iceberg, A Penguin's Life - NEW, The Big Cloud - NEW

Camille Seaman's stunning pictures of icebergs and clouds make me feel small and insignificant. But in a good way.

The Art of Jim Denevan

The circlemakers work with vegetation. Andy Goldsworthy works with the landscape. Jim Denevan works with sand.

wrapping up 2007 (28 December 2007, Interconnected)

A brilliant braindump by Matt Webb examining the weave of the Web and the nature of reality. Set aside some time to soak this up.

The Wisdom of Parasites. The Loom: A blog about life, past and future

Seeing a full-grown wasp crawl out of a roach suddenly makes those Alien movies look pretty derivative.