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14 Data Visualization Tools to Tell Better Stories with Numbers

<i>By Rob Petersen, {grow} Community Member</i><p><b>If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it. – Peter Drucker</b><p>This succinct truth says you can’t know whether …

Try to spot the native ad on the cover of the newest issue of Forbes

<i>Forbes</i> magazine has crossed a line that many in the publishing industry view as sacred.<p>Try to spot the advertisement on the cover of its upcoming …

Amateur Astronomers Discovered A 120-Mile-Tall Plume Coming Off Mars

Almost nothing like it has ever been observed on the red planet before<p>On March 12, 2012, amateur skywatchers noticed something unusual coming off of Mars' southern hemisphere. It was an extremely bright plume, extending 120 miles or more into the Martian sky. Clouds, aurora, and other Martian …

Astronomy

7 Science-Based Reasons to Use Emoticons at Work

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>Do you remember seeing your first emoticon?<p>The first documented use of “:-)” dates back to 1982, when Scott Fahlman proposed that it be used as a “joke marker” on a message board for Carnegie Mellon University computer scientists. Here’s his …

Meet A Neurobiologist Who's Mapping The Human Brain

Cori Bargmann, co-chair of the BRAIN Initiative, envisions where the project is heading<p>Arguably more ambitious than the Human Genome Project or the Apollo program, the Brain Research Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies Initiative endeavors to demystify our least understood organ—and the one that …

How to Throw a Chinese New Year Dumpling Party

From wrappers and fillings to dipping sauces, all you need to know to make dumplings for Chinese New Year, courtesy of Beijing's Black Sesame Kitchen<p>Even before the metaphorical Chinese New Year's ball drops this Saturday night, families across China (and around the world) will already be stuffed …

Food & Dining