Free games and Flash games
KabeyokeRun between moving walls to save the girl. BOXINGA simple punching-based boxing game.Controlled with the keyboard. DICEWARSDice-based strategy game.
How every #GameOfThrones episode has been discussed on Twitter
Every Sunday night, fans of HBO’s Game Of Thrones (@GameOfThrones) know that Twitter is the place to come to talk about the crazy plot twists, how they feel about the characters’ latest shocking actions, share their own memes, and more. Each #GameOfThrones season inspires millions of Tweets. The richness and variety of these conversations inspired us to explore what the audience is talking about in more depth. And here’s where that exploration landed us: Figure 1. Season 6 Episode 5 “The Door” (click to see interactive)
A Newly Drawn Tree of Life Reminds Us to Question What We Know About the History of Earth
A recently released diagram of all life on Earth, the Tree of Life, contains a whole new branch, full of microbes — which appear to dominate Earth’s biodiversity. How did we miss this? Since Darwin’s day, scientists have worked to map all of life on a single tree to show how all forms of life on Earth evolved and are related.
Why childhood sweethearts no longer measure up – and six other ways dating has changed
For future generations, the question: “How did you and Grandad meet?”, will be answered with: “Tinder, obviously.” Within eight years, the internet has become the dominant way heterosexual couples meet. The latest How Couples Meet and Stay Together study by Stanford University found that 39% of heterosexual couples met through online dating or apps, up from 22% in 2009, when the study was last conducted. Life has been disrupted by technology, and so has dating. What else can we learn about how romance has changed?
Hip-Hop Is Turning On Donald Trump
A small black child holds a “Fuck Donald Trump!” poster as sirens ring out and a police helicopter patrols overhead. The rapper YG appears, both middle fingers raised, and emphatically raps“Fuck Donald Trump / Fuck Donald Trump”over and over again.
The Commons as a New/Old Paradigm of Human Flourishing
On June 21, I gave a presentation to a number of staffers and others at the Agence Française de Développement in Paris outlining my vision of the commons as an alternative vision of "development." The talk was entitled "Beyond Development: The Commons as a New/Old Paradigm of Human Flourishing." Here are my prepared remarks: I am grateful to be back in your lovely city, and I am grateful for your invitation to speak today about the commons as a new vision of “development.” As the planet reels from the slow-motion catastrophe of climate change, we are seeing the distinct limits of the prevailing paradigms of economic thought, governance, law and politics. While collapse and catastrophe have their own lurid attraction to many, the human species – and our governments – have a duty to seriously entertain the questions: What new structures and logics will serve us better?
Using Open Source Design to Address Climate Change
A growing movement that combines open source design with sustainability is creating an exciting alternative to profit-driven, proprietary sustainability products. As we face urgent issues like climate change, the ability of open source communities to quickly and inexpensively create solutions makes increasing sense. One project that clearly recognizes this big opportunity for impact is POC21, an international innovation network whose participants create open-source, sustainability-related products like the 30$ Wind Turbine, Aker (open source urban gardening infrastructure), and Faircap (open source portable water filter). Co-organized by Ouishare co-founder Benjamin Tincq, POC21 has brought together hundreds of designers, makers and organizers to “prototype the fossil free, zero waste society.” An open approach to design and production will allow for the biggest teams possible to create solutions in as little time as possible. 1.
U.S. and World Maps and Puzzles - Free Maps That Teach
US Geography Mega Quiz 1100 varied and interesting questions about the United States. The questions encourage the player to think and make connections using a map.
16 Captivating Data Visualization Examples
Data can be very powerful. If you can actually understand what it's telling you, that is. It's not easy to get clear takeaways by looking at a slew of numbers and stats.
Searching For Social Value: The Key Role Of NFP Provision
Every time Halton borough council buys a service, from housing support to specialist treatments, it aims to include one social value outcome. Social value - a way of purchasing services that recognises additional social, economic and environmental benefits beyond the direct buying of goods - is at the heart of the borough’s contracts. The Cheshire borough, which drafted its own charter and procurement framework for social value, has won government plaudits for its approach. The Office for Civil Society is currently showcasing providers with expertise in social value and/or impact management, to work with commissioners in practically applying the Public Services (Social Value Act) 2012. Recently the Office of Civil Society launched a series of case studies showing how providers apply social value. To get the most value out of public spending, commissioners are being asked to widen their horizons beyond the cost of a service and focus instead on the value of the outcomes delivered.