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Pop Music Diversity

The Pudding have a great interactive article showing the diversity of pop music across the decades. The article charts the similarity of hits based on their instrument gene, allowing you to filter by synth, guitar distortion or drums agressiveness among others. The article also ranks songs using the 8 data points of acousticness, danceablility, energy, instrumentalness, liveness, loudness, speechiness and valence in order to chart the similarity of songs across different decades.

Universal Language of Pain

Mercedes-Benz has partnered with the Thai Health Foundation to develop a set of symbols that medical staff can use with patients to describe pain, particularly when language barriers result in miscommunication and possible mis-diagnosis. Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vans are widely used as medical and ambulance vehicles around the world.
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