Designer and data visualization expert Manuel Lima has been watching with interest as the network has emerged as a powerful way to visualize many of the things going on in the world around us. Here, he shares some of his favorite graphics.

Dustin Yellin ocean lady creature

When Dustin Yellin was eight years old, he buried a dollar bill, a pen and a fork inside a box, with the specific idea that aliens might find it in the future. It’s unclear what would happen then or, indeed, what happened to the box, but it did start Yellin on an artistic journey of discovery, one in which he still merrily makes boxes. Take a spin through the work (and mind) of a singular artist.

Pluto and its largest moon, Charon, could be considered a double planet. The balance point between them is between them in space, not within Pluto, so they're orbiting together around a point in space. This is our first mission to a double planet.

Planetary scientist Alan Stern explains why he believes new close-up pictures of Pluto prove beyond doubt that it should have its planet status reinstated. Also, close-up photographs of Pluto!

Formula E, the world’s first fully electric racing series, has cars that swish rather than scream — and all the┬ádrivers drive the same design of car. Driver Nicolas Prost shares the secrets behind a very modern contest.

Plunge into the deep Balinese jungle and you might suddenly find a bamboo building soaring above you. Made from a frankly unlikely building material, the ethereal structures are the brainchildren of designer Elora Hardy and her team. Take a look.


Nathalie Cabrol looks for life on Mars by studying extreme places on Earth, where the atmosphere is thin, ultraviolet radiation is high and the temperature is varied. See photos from her expeditions.

Get an inside look at the design process behind Fuji Kindergarten, a school where trees grow through classrooms and the roof is another place to play.