An algorithm driven world is dehumanising – but by understanding this we can call for a more equitable and human use of data.
Nov. 12, 2020 • ~22 min
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Charles Darwin's theory about the formation of atolls is elegant, but doesn't reflect key information: sea level. Researchers now correct his work.
Oct. 13, 2020 • ~12 min
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Disaster preparation and evacuation procedures weren't made for social distancing. The pandemic means response decisions are now fraught with contradictions.
Aug. 26, 2020 • ~6 min
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Marie Tharp pioneered mapping the bottom of the ocean 6 decades ago – scientists are still learning about Earth's last frontier
Born on July 30, 1920, geologist and cartographer Tharp changed scientific thinking about what lay at the bottom of the ocean – not a featureless flat, but rugged and varied terrain.
July 28, 2020 • ~10 min
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Visualizations can help you understand data better – but they can also confuse or mislead. Here, some tips on what to watch out for.
July 24, 2020 • ~8 min
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Methane emissions have reached the highest levels on record, researchers say. And more than half of all methane emissions now come from human activities.
July 17, 2020 • ~10 min
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A new dashboard shows the disparities in how COVID-19 affects different income levels, various racial groups, and those with other health conditions.
July 6, 2020 • ~5 min
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A new global map shows trouble spots for air pollution containing tiny particles called at PM2.5 that can make their way deep into your respiratory system.
June 30, 2020 • ~7 min
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