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The Times shuts down Play magazine

It feels like yesterday that I was doing some work for that magazine. I can’t believe that they will shut it down :( (. The newspaper industry is shrinking fast and the economy is not helping.

The Play Magazine used to be one of the places where The Times’ graphics desk spent great effort creating engaging interactive graphics. Since Play was a quarterly magazine, there was usually plenty of time available to plan and create interesting graphics. I am deeply saddened by the loss :\.

How Tiger Woods Wins a Major

Tiger Woods career
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Golf’s four major tournaments offer competitors a more difficult test than the rest of the stops on tour. But while most players succumb to the tougher courses and heightened nerves, Tiger Woods shows less of a decline, especially in categories like greens in regulation and scrambling.

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Carbon Emissions Across the United States

Carboon emission across the US
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Electric power production and transportation are the two largest sources of carbon emissions in the United States. But there are big differences in emissions between companies, and from state to state, that may make it harder to reach any agreement on cuts.

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Anatomy of a Squeaking Hip

Anatomy of a squeaking hip
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Some patients who have received artificial hips with ceramic components have complained that the hips make a squeaking sound. The exact cause of the squeaking is unknown, but “stripe wear” found on used ceramic parts suggests that the noise may begin when these parts rub together. The audible squeak may be the resulting harmonic vibration of the metal shell or stem.

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Prison Population Around the Globe


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The United States has the highest incarceration rate and largest number of criminals behind bars.

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History of Airlines Mergers


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The deregulation of the airline industry in 1978 led to a wave of mergers that continues to this day. Here is a guide to the major airlines.

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Executive Pay: The Bottom Line for Those at the Top


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Compensation and accumulated wealth of 200 chief executives for large public companies that filed proxies for last year by March 28.

It is kind of depressing to see that some of these guys make more a year than what I can make in my whole life. :)

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