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Video: Largest 3D map of the universe reveals hints of new physics | New Atlas

“Astronomers have produced the largest 3D map of the universe, which can be explored in an interactive VR video. In the process, they’ve uncovered some tantalizing hints that our understanding of physics, including the ultimate fate of the cosmos, could be wrong. … If you feel up for an existential crisis, check out this VR fly-through video and remember that each of these blurry blobs of light is an entire galaxy, each containing millions of stars and billions of planets.”

Dice Cream - The future of ice cream is coming, and it’s square-shaped [Partner]

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The best (and worst) cities for clean transit | Axios

“The San Jose, California; New York and San Francisco metro areas reign supreme on a new index ranking cities by the impact of local transportation on greenhouse gas emissions. The Transportation Climate Impact Index, created by transportation intelligence firm StreetLight Data, ranks cities by a variety of transportation-related emissions factors. They include overall vehicle miles traveled (VMT), vehicle fuel efficiency, EV penetration, transit ridership, cycling, walking, truck miles traveled and VMT change over time.”

Google explains why it shows Reddit & forum threads in search so often | Search Engine Roundtable

“Google's Search Liaison, Danny Sullivan, explained that while SEOs hate to see Reddit and other forum threads show up so often in the Google Search results, searchers like seeing them. … ‘If you search for some news event, people generally don't expect to type in the topic and add “news” at the end. They expect we'll show news-related content naturally. Same thing with forum content. If they're looking for help, for example, about why their smart window blinds are disconnecting from an app, they may appreciate both what a manufacturer has to say, what some blogger that has reviewed them might say, as well as what people who have used them and shared on a forum have to say.’”

Tykr - Investing shouldn't feel like a gamble [Partner]

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The emergent complexity of Hexopolis: a strategy game with infinite possibilities | Boing Boing

“I recently finished Jesse Schell's book The Art of Game Design. In it, he discusses innate versus emergent complexity in games. Innate complexity comes from long and difficult rulesets (often the type with many exceptions and edge cases) that are essential to the game running correctly. … Emergent complexity can be found in games like Go or Chess where the ruleset itself isn't complex, but the complexity comes from the vast amount of game states and possibilities in each match. Hexopolis is, without a doubt, a game with an incredible amount of emergent complexity. Game developer Andrew Coeytaux has stated that he was inspired by ‘design by subtraction, Occam's Razor, [and] emergent gameplay’ among other concepts, and this comes through very clearly. I was extremely impressed by the potential of the simple game.”

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