I Know Where Your Cat Lives is a data experiment that visualizes a sample of 1 million public pics of cats on a world map, locating them by the latitude and longitude coordinates embedded in their metadata. The cats were accessed via publicly available APIs provided by popular photo sharing websites. The photos were then run through various clustering algorithms using a supercomputer at Florida State University in order to represent the enormity of the data source. This project explores two uses of the internet: the sociable and humorous appreciation of domesticated felines, and the status quo of personal data usage by startups and international megacorps who are riding the wave of decreased privacy for all. This website doesn’t visualize all of the cats on the net, only the ones that allow you to track where their owners have been.
Monkey: What was Beethoven’s favorite fruit?
Empathetic monkey: I don’t know, what?
Monkey: BA-NA-NA-NAAAAAAAAAAA!!!
Sign of empathy: These monkeys mimic faces

The ability to mimic the facial expressions of others is thought to be linked to empathy. It’s known that humans and orangutans “ape” each other in this way, but gelada monkeys appear to do it too, a new study shows.

(photo by P.F. Ferrari via Science on NBCNews.com)

Monkey: What was Beethoven’s favorite fruit?

Empathetic monkey: I don’t know, what?

Monkey: BA-NA-NA-NAAAAAAAAAAA!!!

Sign of empathy: These monkeys mimic faces

The ability to mimic the facial expressions of others is thought to be linked to empathy. It’s known that humans and orangutans “ape” each other in this way, but gelada monkeys appear to do it too, a new study shows.

(photo by P.F. Ferrari via Science on NBCNews.com)

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Two of my favorite people. Thanks to Seattle and the Service Board for helping me to find them.

kadotlil:

Some people make you feel better just by being there. Why don’t I spend more time with @mstrmarz gotta fix that.

#blackandwhite
#instagramhub #iphoneonly #instapopular #instaaddicts #instaswagg #instaholic #followers #followme #lifestyle #iphonesia #picoftheday #igdaily #igers #instagood #intsaswagg #instamood #iphonegrapher #instafamous #pic #photo #instagold (at Espresso Vivace)

Two of my favorite people. Thanks to Seattle and the Service Board for helping me to find them.

Southern exposure for auroral lights

A picture from the International Space Station, provided Saturday by Dutch astronaut Andre Kuipers, shows southern lights between Antarctica and Australia.

"We can actually fly into the auroras," space station resident Don Pettit said recently. “It’s like being shrunk down and put inside of a neon sign.”

(photo by ESA/NASA via PhotoBlog)

Southern exposure for auroral lights

A picture from the International Space Station, provided Saturday by Dutch astronaut Andre Kuipers, shows southern lights between Antarctica and Australia.

"We can actually fly into the auroras," space station resident Don Pettit said recently. “It’s like being shrunk down and put inside of a neon sign.”

(photo by ESA/NASA via PhotoBlog)

The other image of Mr. Cook hugging Coco was the one that made the rounds, but this was the picture that stuck with me the most from last week’s tornadoes. When a dog looks frightened, things must be pretty scary.
A friend in need

Greg Cook passes his dog Coco to Donnie Watts through a window of his tornado-destroyed home in Limestone County, Ala., on March 2. Cook rushed home after the winds had stopped to find his house and dozens of others destroyed, but his chocolate Labrador survived.

(photo by Gary Cosby Jr. / AP via msnbc.com)

The other image of Mr. Cook hugging Coco was the one that made the rounds, but this was the picture that stuck with me the most from last week’s tornadoes. When a dog looks frightened, things must be pretty scary.

A friend in need

Greg Cook passes his dog Coco to Donnie Watts through a window of his tornado-destroyed home in Limestone County, Ala., on March 2. Cook rushed home after the winds had stopped to find his house and dozens of others destroyed, but his chocolate Labrador survived.

(photo by Gary Cosby Jr. / AP via msnbc.com)