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The Friendship That Made Google Huge
The company’s top coders seem like two halves of a single mind. Illustration by David Plunkert One day in March of 2000, six of Google ’s best engineers…
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Two new fun and gorgeous books by National Geographic / Boing Boing
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National Geographic’s Almanac 2019 is a fun, illustrative guide to the natural world and breakthrough sciences and, with 400 pages of stunning, evocative images, celebrates some of the most amazing places, events, and facts about Earth’s history. Opening to a random page you may be surprised with the lifecycle of tardigrades, the logistics of eating insects, or the history of Timbuktu; for someone who enjoys picking up facts about niche subjects, this book satisfies any wandering impulses or curiosities they may have.

The almanac doesn’t go into exhaustive detail about any one topic but covers an incredible range of scientific concepts, processes, and findings. The text is paired with amazing photographs and fun infographics, providing visual learners or less scientifically savvy readers with easy ways of understanding intricate ideas and data. It is effortless and enjoyable to learn from this book, especially since you can thumb through to any page, find an interesting topic or image, and dive right in. Anybody interested in facts and photographs of the natural world and sciences will love this book, simply because it covers a little bit of everything.

A larger coffee table book, Space Atlas, Second Edition: Mapping the Universe and Beyond refines the scope of topics to space and astronomy. Full of charts, maps, and stunning photographs, the Space Atlas is a deeply informative and beautiful book. It is well-bound and lays flat so no small details are lost in the binding, which is important when looking at a two-page spread of a planet or trying to read the names of peaks, valleys, and craters on a moon. Anything notable in space gets a proper treatment in this book and the depth of information is incredible, all while remaining accessible and easy to understand. For anyone interested in space this is an excellent book that gives a complete coverage of the universe.

The Almanac 2019 and Space Atlas are both visually striking books, rich with fun facts and easily comprehensible data. Being able to quickly learn about cave systems, vikings, or the first missions into space is rewarding and addicting, but taking the time to closely read a single, well-researched topic shows the deep knowledge and care it took to make these books.

Image: Courtesy National Geographic Almanac 2019
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APOD: 2018 December 7 - December s Comet Wirtanen
Coming close in mid-December, Comet 46P Wirtanen hangs in this starry sky over the bell tower of a Romanesque church. In the constructed vertical panorama, a series of digital exposures capture its greenish coma on December 3 from Sant Llorenc de la Muga, Girona, Catalonia, Spain, planet Earth. With an orbital period that is now about 5.4 years, the periodic comet's perihelion, its closest approach, to the Sun will be on December 12. On December 16 it will be closest to Earth, passing at a distance of about 11.6 million kilometers or 39 light-seconds. That's close for a comet, a mere 30 times the Earth-Moon distance. A good binocular target for comet watchers, Wirtanen could be visible to the unaided eye from a dark sky site. To spot it after dusk on December 16, look close on the sky to the Pleiades star cluster in Taurus. via NASA
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“When I say ‘enemy of the people’, I don’t want anyone to take it so seriously that they believe that American journalists are our actual enemy or should be in any danger. They are doing their job, and they should be safe.” Not an actual quote from POTUS
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Trump’s EPA plans to lift CO2 limits on coal power plants - Vox
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