One of Nature's (many) marvelous tricks: "To survive frigid nights, hummingbirds cool themselves to record-low temperatures"
(Plus- van Leeuwenhoek)

Admire adaptation: roughlydaily.com/2020/10/24/th

Maps: King George III Topographical and Maritime Collections, digitized by the British Museum
@britishmuseum
(Plus- Creation, dated... Happy Birthday, Universe!)

Find your way: roughlydaily.com/2020/10/23/on

Some psychologists are increasingly confident that they can now measure-- and nurture-- wisdom, superseding the "speculations" of philosophy and religion: "The Science of Wisdom"
(Plus- Sartre demurs)

Savor sagacity: roughlydaily.com/2020/10/22/it

Visualize the changes between the Cryogenian Period and the present: "This Map Lets You Plug in Your Address to See How It’s Changed Over the Past 750 Million Years"
(Plus- Gignoux)

Go with the flow: roughlydaily.com/2020/10/20/th

Famously rejected by a host of publishers, it's now-- many, many editions later-- an iconic mystery: "The Agatha Christie Centennial- 100 years of The Mysterious Affair at Styles"
(Plus- A.J. Liebling)

Watching the detectives: roughlydaily.com/2020/10/18/i-

GPT-3, a machine-learning language model, wrote: "Are Humans Intelligent?- a Salty AI Op-Ed"
(Plus- the Great Beer Flood Disaster)

Hail our new robot overlords: roughlydaily.com/2020/10/17/i-

Astounding pix at "Photographing the Microscopic: Winners of Nikon Small World 2020"
(Plus- Boss's Day)

Get small: roughlydaily.com/2020/10/16/to

Learn why gauging whether or not we dwell inside someone else’s computer may turn on advanced AI research—or measurements at the frontiers of cosmology: "Do We Live in a Simulation? Chances Are about 50–50"
(Plus- Nietzsche)

Play the odds: roughlydaily.com/2020/10/15/si

Making better decisions: one of the most prevalent-- and insidious-- forms of selection bias, survivorship bias, illustrated: "How to armour a WWII bomber"
(Plus- W. Edwards Deming)

Thank clearly: roughlydaily.com/2020/10/14/ge

Knowledge is where you find it: "I Made a Linguistics Professor Listen to a Blink-182 Song and Analyze the Accent"
(Plus- Sid and Nancy)

Listen carefully: roughlydaily.com/2020/10/12/tr

A new interpretation of quantum mechanics suggests that reality does not depend on the person measuring it
(Plus- Joule)

Admiring amazing amateurs: roughlydaily.com/2020/10/11/re

206 projects, and counting-- some supplanted by newer Google services; some outmatched by competitors; and some... well, maybe just not such good ideas to begin with: "Killed By Google" @codyogden
(Plus- A Day in the Life of Cyberspace)

RIP: roughlydaily.com/2020/10/10/su

This man has spent quarantine making ridiculously meticulous miniatures of L.A. landmarks
(Plus- the Black Sox scandal)

Muse on the miniscule: roughlydaily.com/2020/10/09/id

A 17-year-old built one of the most popular coronavirus-tracking websites in the world, with over 30 million visitors a day. He explains why he turned down $8 million to put ads on his site.
(Plus- the permanent wave)

Prioritizing priorities: roughlydaily.com/2020/10/08/yo

A glorious online exhibition: "Data Visualization and the Modern Imagination" @DavidRumseyMaps @infowetrust
(Plus- Etch-A-Sketch)

Show *and* tell: roughlydaily.com/2020/10/06/th

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