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A daily high-resolution image of Earth

Planet monitors Earth with hundreds of satellites, and after six years, they‘ve built out their pipeline to piece together a full image on the daily. At Planet, we‘ve been pursuingTags: satellite, space

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Looking for patterns and structures from the sky

Photographer Bernhard Lang takes pictures in small planes and helicopters, pointing his camera towards the ground. In the ongoing project Aerial Views, he focuses on patterns and structures, which makesTags: photography, physical

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Based on your morals, a debate with a computer to expose you to other points of view

Collective Debate from the MIT Media Lab gauges your moral compass with a survey and then tries to debate with you about gender bias using counterpoints from the opposite sideTags: bias, morality

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Switching Jobs

Some people stay within the same field, and others shift gears to something completely different. See how your job compares.Tags: work

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Looking to Shift Your Career Path? Here‘s Where People with Your Job Went

Some people stay within the same field, and others shift gears to something completely different. See how your job compares.Tags: work

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Importance of form and survey design to gain an accurate picture

Lena Groeger, writing for Source, shifts attention upstream from analysis to the design of forms in the data collection process. Whether you‘re filling out a form or building it yourself,Tags: forms, Lena Groeger

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The words used by men and women to write about love

Josh Katz, Claire Cain Miller, and Kathleen A. Flynn for The Upshot plotted words used in essays above love submitted to The New York Times, focusing on a comparison betweenTags: love, Upshot, words

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Every tax cut and increase in House Republicans‘ bill

The House Republicans will vote on a tax bill soon that adds about 1.4 trillion to the federal debt. Alicia Parlapiano and Adam Pearce, reporting for The New York Times,Tags: New York Times, scrollytelling, taxes

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How generative music works

Generative music comes from the design of a system that produces notes that follow a set of rules. Tero Parviainen provides a detailed, interactive explainer for how this works inTags: music

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Changing internet markets for sex work

The internet changed how sex workers and clients find each other and how the former does business. Allison Schrager, Christopher Groskopf, and Scott Cunningham, reporting for Quartz, delve into actualTags: Internet, sex

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3-D tube chart of global CO2 concentration and temperature

Because you can never have enough time series charts that show increases of CO2 and temperature over decades. By Kevin Pluck: Differing from the variations we‘ve seen before, time isTags: animation, climate change, temperature

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Google maps street-level air quality using Street View cars with sensors

Google equipped their Street View cars with air quality sensors and sent them around several California areas. We‘re just beginning to understand what‘s possible with this hyper-local information and today,Tags: air quality, environment, Google

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