Quanta Magazine published an interesting article on the new frontiers of graph theory within computer science where big data is starting the stretch the capabilities of regular graphs in favour of, in some circumstances, hyper-graphs and higher order interactions to better model and analyse relationships within the highly connected data.
Word Tips analysed the vocabularies used by 100 modern pop stars and the 100 greatest singers of all time to see who uses the most words. Patti Smith and Billie Eilish came out on top with 217 and 169 unique words per 1000.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released their sixth assessment report that projects five climate emergency scenarios based on current and future global emissions. The report shows that a 1.5 degree temperature increase is already locked in, and can only be reduced in the future if we hit net zero emissions by 2025. If the planet reaches net zero emission just after 2030, we are guaranteed a 2+ degree increase until after 2050.
The AIS (Automatic identification system) is used (under international law) by naval vessels to broadcast and track their position on the water, to avoid collisions and aid search and rescue. The transponders on each vessel broadcast data that is detected by land based AIS stations and satellites. It turns out some AIS ground stations have been picking up phantom warships from different countries in places where they shouldn't be, the waters of other sovereign nations.