Orbitrack (Apple/Android)- a very cool app which helps you identify man-made objects in the sky when they’re nearby, is FREE for today (Sunday) only! I got it on Android. It’s normally a fiver. Get to it!
This article is based on John Burn-Murdoch’s interview with Sky (video here). He says: “If you look at the UK as a whole, the UK is now very slightly behind Spain for the worst mortality rate… If we changed that and looked at England alone, England is now actually the highest in the world.”
Pretend to be in a British forest for a few minutes! Sweet relief! This is a really nicely illustrated audiovisual journey through a forest over the course of a day. I can’t vouch for how good the bird sounds are (I can’t hear them)
This is interesting. A study shows that there was a huge spike in prescriptions after Trump talked about a specific drug - “almost a half million extra prescriptions were filled over a 10-week period studied by researchers”
“Carley’s research team uses multiple methods to determine who is or isn’t a bot. Artificial intelligence processes account information and looks at things such as the number of followers, frequency of tweeting and an account’s mentions network.”
This looks at the tech industry and layoffs and furloughs. The cumulative figure is pretty devastating. Only thing I would say is I don’t *love* bubble charts ? They are notoriously difficult to read (there’s loads of research on this) but I can’t deny that they look good. Hmm.
I did not know this was a thing! Manhattanhenge is when the sun descends “like a globe of fire between the Big Apple’s skyscrapers into neighbouring New Jersey” and has become a biannual event for aspiring photographers.
Track cicadas! Fun story: I went all the way to Staten Island once, learned about cicadas from the museum, and thought all the museum exhibits were broken cos I couldn’t hear anything… Until I remembered that I am deaf and I can’t hear insects or birds. 🤦
Hope you enjoyed this week’s issue. Fair Warning is a labour of love for me - I am really passionate about great storytelling, data journalism, and innovative journalism, and I hope that comes across each week.
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