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271 tech

How do you commemorate the 40th anniversary of Accel, one of the world's leading venture capital firms? By documenting the 40 defining moments in tech history, of course! From the debut of the Nintendo Entertainment System to the latest innovations in AI, explore all 40 milestones with this interactive microsite.

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271 bats

Bats serve an important ecological function in many ecosystems. But they also harbor many viruses that, while harmless to the bats themselves, could spell doom for humanity. In this five-part series of visual storytelling, Reuters shows how human incursions into bats’ habitats are laying the foundation for another global pandemic.

271 ai

ChatGPT and other AI tools are all the rage these days. But which human jobs are most at risk of being made obsolete? A recent paper by three researchers at Princeton, UPenn, and NYU starts to provide some insight. Their analysis shows that language models and image generators have the potential to impact a lot of jobs that rely on communication skills and spatial abilities.

271 households

What’s the most common “household type” in the United States? Based on data from the 2021 American Community Survey, it’s a person who lives alone at their own place. But that same survey shows there are 4,707 other types of households, ranging from one to twenty-something members. This project from Nathan Yau explores all the different configurations.

271 homeprices

We’ve all heard that the U.S. housing market is overheated. But just how much are economic turmoil and rising interest rates affecting housing prices? Turns out the answer is heavily dependent on where you live; price declines have been concentrated in the West, in places like San Francisco, Phoenix, and Seattle. This project from The Washington Post allows you to see where home prices have fallen — and risen — most in the last year.

271 country

If you listen to country music on the radio, chances are you’ll notice a pattern: rarely are songs with female vocalists played back-to-back. That isn’t just by chance; long-standing tradition dating back to the 1960s has dictated that radio programmers stay away from playing songs by women too frequently. The Pudding’s team looked at data from 29 country radio stations across the U.S. to understand the scale of the problem.