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Dan Russell
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Search research scientist at Google.
Search research scientist at Google.

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The background story on that strange radio antenna near San Francisco airport. (And how to find this information yourself!)

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A quick PSA: AGoogleADay.com is back up and serving up the tastiest research questions... Enjoy!

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Another week, another mystery. This time, it's something that everyone sees when they fly into SFO... but nobody knows quite what it is. Can YOU figure it out? (If so, how?)

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The answer to last week's SearchResearch Challenge (about changing place names) was more complicated (and more satisfying) than I'd expected.

Enjoy!

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Drowned cenotes! Who knew such a thing existed?

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With a bit of attitude and knowing how to approach it, you can read many things that you might otherwise avoid.

Don't!

You have the tools to understand everything. Go for it. The world is your oyster.

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Names change over time. If that's the case, how do you search for the right person, place, or thing... given that those names shift? A search today for "consumption" will take you through lots of economic definitions before you learn it USED to mean "tuberculosis."

What about places? Similar problems abound. You know where Constantinople is, but how about Óbuda?

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Often, a team working together is more powerful than an individual. Here's an unexpected story from the New Yorker showing how that's true.

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An update on SRS for you. A slower pace... and a book!

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Wow! Here's the answer -- a bit more complicated than I'd thought! (But what a ton of fun to do!) Enjoy.
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