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.

Suzanne OConnell, Professor of Earth & Environmental Sciences, Wesleyan University • conversation
July 28, 2020 ~10 min

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3 questions to ask yourself next time you see a graph, chart or map

Visualizations can help you understand data better – but they can also confuse or mislead. Here, some tips on what to watch out for.

Carson MacPherson-Krutsky, PhD Candidate in Geosciences, Boise State University • conversation
July 24, 2020 ~8 min

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