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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