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249 serena

After a dazzling career spanning four different decades, Serena Williams has indicated that the upcoming US Open could be the final tournament of her career. She walks away from the game a legend — a 23-time Grand Slam champion who spent 319 weeks as the world’s No. 1 player. In this piece, The New York Times shows why Serena Williams is considered the GOAT.

249 meltsville

As temperatures warm around the globe, it’s becoming more and more likely that our mechanical, electrical, and architectural systems won’t be able to withstand the heat. That’s because most of these systems were built for what our climate has always been, not what it could become in the coming decades. In this project, The Washington Post looks at the havoc that extreme heat could wreak on one fictitious town.

249 election risk

A team of Bloomberg journalists wanted to figure out which U.S. states were most vulnerable to interference in upcoming elections. So they dug into existing laws in all 50 states and thousands of election-related bills proposed since 2020. This project is the result: an interactive tracker that evaluates each state on its potential vulnerabilities.

249 europe

Since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February, the flow of Russian gas to the European continent has declined dramatically. Now European countries are racing to fill their natural gas storage sites to 80% capacity ahead of winter, so they can avoid shutdowns and power rationing. This tracker from Reuters shows how close they are to hitting their stated goal.

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Today, roughly 80% of internet users around the world use Google’s Chrome browser to surf the web. But long before Chrome existed, other internet browsers — from Netscape, to Firefox, to Internet Explorer — had their reign as the world’s most popular browser. This graphic from Visual Capitalist traces the evolution of browser market share over the last 28 years.