Open Question: Augmented Humanity / Transhumanism, Good or Bad?

Open question: If you had the opportunity to expand your senses or your abilities via an outpatient medical procedure, would you do it? What about using a procedure like preimplantation genetic testing (PGT) to select among embryos for specific traits? What happens to evolution when individuals begin to self select for traits they consider desirable? … Continue reading Open Question: Augmented Humanity / Transhumanism, Good or Bad?

How the BBC Visual and Data Journalism Team Works With Graphics in R

"Over the past year, data journalists on the BBC Visual and Data Journalism team have fundamentally changed how they produce graphics for publication on the BBC News website. In this post, we explain how and why we have used R’s ggplot2 package to create production-ready charts, document our process and code and share what we … Continue reading How the BBC Visual and Data Journalism Team Works With Graphics in R