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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 answer to "digging into the past" and how to do it online. Several search lessons are listed at the end--generally useful, but tinged with the story of finding abandoned towns in the hills above San José, CA.

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Can you find information about towns that have vanished from the face of the earth? If so, what's your SearchResearch strategy?

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The story is more complicated that you'd think. Yes, it was a real plant... and it has a fascinating and complicated backstory!

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An update on the "Can you see the Farallon Islands from the beach?" Challenge. Turns out that our calculations are correct!

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The answer to "how to see across time." Turns out there are lots of ways to do this... some that require programming, but some that don't. Check out these methods that let you see changes that aren't otherwise obvious to the unaided eye!

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Can you solve this 2000 year old mystery with a bit of modern-day sleuthing? (I know you can, cuz I was able to.)

It's an interesting mystery of a plant that has vanished from our agriculture under implausible circumstances.

So... what is it?? A bit of SearchResearch will tell you!

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Want to know how to sort your Google search results by publication date? Here's how...

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Places change over time, but we can only look at one thing at a time. Are there tools we can use to help overcome this limit and let us look at multiple images at the same time? How would you find them?

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And the answer. It's a SCOTOMA! (Check out how I figured this out...)

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Quick update: This week's Challenge answer will come out tomorrow... Don't Panic.
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