I'll let Douglas Keeney's own words and this image speak for themselves: "The geography of human conflict as seen from space at night. The Strait of Hormuz as seen at night from the space station is a beautiful lesson in the geography of conflict. How much we learn by simply tracing the fingers of human populations as seen superimposed over the geography of Earth. Enjoy."
-From Lights of Mankind: Earth at Night From Space
What would a picture look like from a drone's perspective? Where are these places that are being targeted? This Instagram account is incredibly thought-provoking and informative.
For over 1400 years, Mecca has been one of the most important cities in the Arabian Peninsula. By the middle of the 6th century, there were three major settl...
As the heart of Islam, Mecca brings in pilgrims from around the world. This documentary gives a great overview of the historical, spiritual and cultural reasons why this is sacred space to over one billion Muslims. Additionally, this documentary contains an analysis of the logistics that are a part of the Hajj.
TED Talks Biologist Mark Pagel shares an intriguing theory about why humans evolved our complex system of language.
Why is language such a critical component to human cultures and the technologies that we have created? Why did linguistic diversity exist in great abundance 500 years ago but is now increasingly shrinking? What is the future geography of languages on Earth going to look like?
Backers, including a determined group of Napa Valley residents, say people have the right to know if what they're eating has been genetically modified. Critics say Proposition 37 costs too much and hurts small farmers.
At the second presidential debate, one of the town hall participants posed a question to the candidates that surprised some journalists: “In what new ways to you intend to rectify the inequalities in the workplace, specifically regarding females...
By 2025, the developing world will be home to 29 megacities.
Through this interactive mapping feature will rich call-out boxes, the reader can explore the latest UN estimates and forecasts on the growth of megacities (urban areas with over 10 million residents). These 'cities on steroids' have been growing tremendously since the 1950s and present a unique set of geographic challenges and opportunities for their residents.
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