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

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A new an interesting Challenge based on an old story... The story is old, but is it true? And how would you find out?

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An answer to the "large numbers of ladybugs and dogfish" Challenge. Fascinating reading. (And a couple of really useful search lessons to pick up as well.)

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A new SearchResearch Challenge--animals moving in large numbers. Can you find out the answers?

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Finally, an answer to the Challenge about that fountain in DC. It's a Temperance Fountain! Read below to learn how I figured this out, and to learn a bit more about extracting EXIF metadata, as well as how to modify a Search-By-Image query to discover really obscure (but useful!) images.

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A fun SearchResearch Challenge this week. I discover an old fountain in Washington DC, and in the process of learning more about it, I discover a fascinating backstory, and an unexpected connection to other fountains of many kinds. Search on!

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And.. the answers. Yeah, that cow looks like an Oreo to me too. And that's a perfectly fine search query! Read the post to learn about the other ones...

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A short series of Challenges this week that make the point: Sometimes the best search is a short, simple, straightfoward search...

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An update to our "Finding Immersive Experiences" post from earlier this week. Thanks to Regular Reader Fred for reminding us about the YouTube Filters! Here's how to use them to find 360 and VR videos.

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Turns out that finding VR / 360-videos / immersive content is really tough. Here are some heuristics to help you out..

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Can you find immersive experiences? If so, let us know how you did it!

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