Contact: Lisa-Joy Zgorski
National Science Foundation
Caption: What might we be missing in large datasets? If researchers printed on paper each potential relationship in a recent data set containing abundance levels of bacteria in the human gut, the stack of paper would reach to a height of 1.4 miles, 6 times the height of the Empire State Building.
Credit: Sigrid Knemeyer
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