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IN THE ANIMAL KINGDOM, WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE PROMISCUOUS?

Science News
August 13, 2018

There’s little consensus over the use of the word in scientific studies, an analysis shows.

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END OF THE RAINBOW? NEW MAP SCALE IS MORE READABLE BY PEOPLE WHO ARE COLOR BLIND

Scientific American 
August 9, 2018

The improved palette also avoids some of the problems existing data visualization schemes pose for people with typical vision. 

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STRANGE BEHAVIOR OF NEW ZEALAND QUAKE SUGGESTS HIGHER CHANCES OF 'BIG ONES' ELSEWHERE

Science
March 23, 2017

A reassuring rule of thumb about earthquakes is breaking down.

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VIRTUAL REALITY HAS A MOTION SICKNESS PROBLEM

Science News
March 7, 2017

People prone to nausea may opt out of immersive experiences.

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19TH-CENTURY SCHOOLGIRLS WERE INCREDIBLY GOOD AT DRAWING MAPS

National Geographic
July 27, 2016

Many schools required students to trace or re-create maps in order to learn skills that may have helped them later in life.

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WHAT MARS MAPS GOT RIGHT (AND WRONG) THROUGH TIME

National Geographic
October 19, 2016

From the first map of Mars in 1831 to a new gravity map released in March, cartography has shaped how we understand the red planet.  Read Article

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FOUR MILLION COMMUTES REVEAL NEW U.S. 'MEGAREGIONS'

National Geographic
November 30, 2016

As economic centers grow in size and importance, determining their boundaries has become more crucial. Where do you fall on the map? 

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THE ADORABLE MAPS TODAY’S CARTOGRAPHERS MADE AS KIDS

National Geographic
February 22, 2017

Here’s how eight mapmakers got their start, growing from youthful enthusiasts into successful professionals. 

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END OF THE RAINBOW? NEW MAP SCALE IS MORE READABLE BY PEOPLE WHO ARE COLOR BLIND

Scientific American 
August 9, 2018

The improved palette also avoids some of the problems existing data visualization schemes pose for people with typical vision. 

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MUSINGS OF A YOUNG ARTIST, CLASSIQUE JOURNAL

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DUBLIN ESSAY, CUIK MAGAZINE

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EMOTIONAL BREAK PLAY REVIEW, TREVIEWS.COM

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