Seen in → No.158
- So far John Gruber has the best take on the Twitter purchase of Revue, I thought I’d add some of my own ideas, and bring back an old one from Jon Evans. (Twitter, credit card attached, curation, less friction, feeds, and newslettering.)
- 🗺 😍 😍 😍 Fantastic artful data, with detailed pan and zooms available. Data Visualization and the Modern Imagination. “Data visualization leapt from its Enlightenment origins and into the minds of the general public in the 1760s. It cast more powerful spells throughout the following century. By 1900, modern science, technology, and social movements had all benefited from this new quantitative art.”
- 🇯🇵 😍 🌳 The Tokachi Millennium Forest, a landscape for a thousand years. “Twenty-five years ago, a Japanese businessman began to offset his company’s carbon by funding a landscape to last for a thousand years. The project is bold and fascinating, with a head start on all the wilding and replanting that are now hot news. The carbon to be offset is generated by his business as a newspaper publisher. ”
- 🇯🇵 🐦 🤯 Large-Billed Crows in Tokyo pay more attention to an unfamiliar language than to the local Japanese, without prior training or rewards. (Via Sean Bonner.)
- 🚙 ⚡️ What we need are way fewer cars, not just electric ones. Still, the first chart is especially telling. Electric Cars Are Better for the Planet – and Often Your Budget, Too. “New data published Thursday shows that despite the higher sticker price, electric cars may actually save drivers money in the long-run.”
- 🎬 🎥 For the list but mainly for the great edit of the countdown. The 25 Best Films of 2020.
- 🦑 🐙 🦐 🤩 Fantastic, whimsical paintings. Mysterious Marine Ecosystems Populate Rich Paintings by Robert Steven Connett.
- 🇺🇸 🌳 🧮 This single number—the social cost of carbon—could reshape our climate future. “Experts say that revising the value assigned to the social cost of carbon to once again be in line with science will allow the Biden Administration to craft stricter greenhouse gas regulations across myriad sectors of the economy and ultimately help meet its climate policy goals.”
- 🇺🇸 🌌 TESS’s Southern Sky Panorama. “Constructed from 208 TESS images taken during the mission’s first year of science operations, completed on July 18, the southern panorama reveals both the beauty of the cosmic landscape and the reach of TESS’s cameras.”