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Nebra Sky Disk

The Nebra sky disk, one of the oldest concrete depictions of cosmic phenomena, was created in the first millennium BCE, roughly 1,000 years later than previously assumed, according to new research by German scientists. The Nebra sky disk. Image credit: Dbachmann / CC BY-SA 3.0. The Nebra sky disk is …

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Foursquare Location Data

As third-party cookies disappear, one of the candidates to replace them is mobile-location data. It can be used to understand real-world customer behavior, purchase intent, brand affinity and as a versatile targeting tool for online and mobile campaigns. But the quality and accuracy of location data has been a contentious …

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Feedback optimization: A user-first approach to SEO

A user-first approach to SEO In my last post, I shared how UGC (User Generated Content) helped my nonprofit client create authoritative articles that 1.) saved both of us loads of time and 2.) crushed it in search and social. (Update: that same client’s organic blog traffic is now up …

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Active Methane Seep

Scientists Discover Antarctica’s First Active Methane Seep A team of marine ecologists from Oregon State University has described the formation and development of a new methane seep — a location where methane escapes from an underground reservoir and into the ocean — in the Ross Sea, the High Antarctic. The …

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Mobile First Indexing

Google delays mobile-first indexing deadline to March 2021 Google announced Wednesday that it has decided to give webmasters, SEOs, developers and developers more time to prepare for the mobile-first indexing switchover. The deadline has been moved from September 2020 to March 2021. Previously. Google in early March, before all the …

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App Store Downloads

The U.S. App Store’s downloads have surpassed China’s downloads for the first time since 2014. According to data from Sensor Tower’s Q2 2020 report, out today, the U.S. App Store saw 27.4% year-over-year growth in the quarter, compared to the 2.1% growth for the China App Store. During the quarter, …

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Telomere To Telomere

Researchers Produce First ‘Telomere-To-Telomere’ Sequence of Human Chromosome A team of U.S. and U.K. scientists has generated the end-to-end gapless DNA sequence of the human X chromosome. A telomere is the end of a chromosome that protects the interior of a chromosome from damage during cell division. Image credit: Darryl …

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Exposed Planetary Core

Astronomers Have Discovered the First Exposed Planetary Core Most of what we know about planetary cores is conjecture, on account of the fact that we live on top of ours and have extremely limited access to all of the others. Since none of the planets whizzing around our own star …

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Windows 10 PC With 5G

Verizon’s Lenovo Flex 5G Is the First Windows 10 PC With 5G Connectivity   Verizon has been pushing its millimeter-wave 5G for over a year now, but the multi-gigabit speeds possible with this network is of limited usefulness on a smartphone. A computer, though? You might actually want to use …

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Eerie Green Glow

Astronomers Detect Eerie Green Glow on Mars for the First Time The red planet is looking a bit less red today, but that might be a good thing. European Space Agency (ESA) scientists operating the Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO) have snapped a photo of Mars with an eerie green glow …

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