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Marie Tharp’s seafloor

“She was given a large dataset of echo-sounding data – profiles of depth to the seafloor collected by research vessels traversing the oceans. The data were presented on rolls of paper, tens of meters long, and Marie was given the […]

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The curious case of haunted house pricing.

This is about real haunted houses, not the Halloween variety. “Exploiting the unique institutional setting of Hong Kong’s real estate market, we uncover a curious ripple effect of haunted houses on the prices of nearby houses. Prices drop on average 20% for […]

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AI magic makes century-old films look new

I came here for the colorized and sharpened San Francisco, a Trip down Market Street, and it was great. There is also upgraded old footage from France, Japan and the Moon! | learn more

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Nine kings in one photo, 1910

“At King Edward VII funeral, were nine kings, who were photographed together in what very well may be the only photo of nine reigning kings ever taken.” Link to The Colour of Time book. | learn more

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The (not failing) New York Times.

A decade ago, the NYT was in rough shape. The business has really turned things around and found its way in the digital age. NYT now has 4x more subscribers than they did at their print-era peak. Presented in slide […]