Jamie xx - Gosh music video

I’m feeling this space-themed music video after all of the recent space news and moon gazing.

The video was directed by Erik Wernquist and the photography is credited to “NASA/JPL/University of Arizona/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio,” which kinda makes me want to track down the original sources.

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Young Arctic ice

Each year more and more of the Arctic is comprised of “young ice.”

This animation tracks the relative amount of ice of different ages from 1987 through early November 2014. The first age class on the scale (1, darkest blue) means “first-year ice,” which formed in the most recent winter. (In other words, it’s in its first year of growth.) The oldest ice (>9, white) is ice that is more than nine years old.


How to split up the U.S. according to Facebook profiles

Pete Warden analyzed 210 million Facebook profiles and identified 7 distinct geographic clusters.

Some of these clusters are intuitive, like the old south, but there’s some surprises too, like Missouri, Louisiana and Arkansas having closer ties to Texas than Georgia.

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