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This is easy to forget if you're watching the stock indices--as of this writing, the S&P is down about 3.5%.  But meanwhile, scientists are using Lidar to map old Mayan sites straight through the previously impenetrable rain forest canopy.  In many ways, the world is still getting better.

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Megan McArdle is a columnist at Bloomberg View and a former senior editor at The Atlantic. Her new book is The Up Side of Down.

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