Weekend Links: Photos That Restored Our Faith in Humanity

We all could use this. Matt Stopera gathered up photos of 26 moments that restored our faith in humanity this year.
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In light of all the misinformation flying around yesterday, Slate wonders if machine-learning algorithms could help debunk Twitter rumors before they spread.
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Short but brilliant timelapse of a spider making a web. "By taking one photo every four seconds, a photographer was able to capture one of nature's greatest phenomenons."
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Stephen Colbert enlists the men of "Downton Abbey" to perform new scenes from "Breaking Bad" in … Breaking Abbey! (language warning in the vid).

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But wait, there's more: Someone has done a video compilation of all 5 seasons of "Breaking Bad" (or you can choose which ones you want to see to avoid spoilers) in the style of "The Wire." I have no words for its beauty.
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Beautiful ice sculptures made … by nature! From Cindy, some always lovely close-ups of snowflakes.
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From Dave: Historical Figures in ACTION POSES! Need I say more? I love this.
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What Google would have been like in the 1960s. If you have the patience, many cool effects await …
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Because sometimes you just need to look at pictures of a ridiculously adorable kitten. That's what the internet was invented for after all, right?
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Does this sunlight make me look fat? What is the weight of sunlight?
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TASCHEN
Everything You Need to Know About Food in One Book
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If you find yourself mixing up nigiri and sashimi at sushi restaurants or don’t know which fruits are in season, then this is the book for you. Food & Drink Infographics, published by TASCHEN, is a colorful and comprehensive guide to all things food and drink.

The book combines tips and tricks with historical context about the ways in which different civilizations illustrated and documented the foods they ate, as well as how humans went from hunter-gatherers to modern-day epicureans. As for the infographics, there’s a helpful graphic explaining the number of servings provided by different cake sizes, a heat index of various chilies, a chart of cheeses, and a guide to Italian cold cuts, among other delectable charts.

The 480-page coffee table book, which can be purchased on Amazon for $56, is written in three languages: English, French, and German. The infographics themselves come from various sources, and the text is provided by Simone Klabin, a New York City-based writer and lecturer on film, art, culture, and children’s media.

Keep scrolling to see a few of the infographics featured in the book.

An infographic about cheese
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An infographic about cakes
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An infographic about fruits in season
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