Before There Was Misty Copeland, There Was Raven Wilkinson

Misty Copeland made history when she became the first African-American woman to be named principal dancer with the American Ballet Theatre. She was named one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People of 2015 and has inspired many young African-American girls, thus becoming a cultural icon.

But even icons have trailblazers.

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Elephants Shot With Arrows Travel To Humans For Help

Last month, a wild elephant and two of his friends were attacked by poachers. Wounded by poisoned arrows, they trudged across the African landscape to the one place that could help them: the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (DSWT).

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Google’s codebase is ludicrously huge for good reason

Google’s codebase — the programming instructions that run every one of its services from Gmail to Slides — span a whopping 2 billion lines of code that stretch across 1 billion files and require 86 terabytes of storage, according to Google engineering manager Rachel Potvin. She recently disclosed those figures at the @Scale engineering conference. She also noted that this massive collection of data is mirrored and continually updated in ten data centers peppered around the globe. “Not only is the size of the repository increasing,” Potvin explained during her lecture, “but the rate of change is also increasing. This is an exponential curve.”

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