There aren't that many people of whom it can be said "he changed the world," but Nelson Mandela was one of them. Martha Teichner looks back at the life and legacy of the anti-apartheid fighter who passed away this week at the age of 95.
U.S. civil rights leaders were among the first Americans to shine an international light on apartheid in South Africa. But calls for economic sanctions eventually led to wider actions, from college campuses to Wall Street.
Since 1888, Katz's Deli on New York's Lower East Side has been a landmark where people from around the world come to sample their pastrami sandwiches and hot dogs. Anthony Mason serves up their delectable story.
Geeky gadgets National Geographic puts more than 500 historic maps on Google The Verge National Geographic and Google are trying to recreate the thrill of cracking open one of the magazine's signature paper maps, but in the digital world.
"A floating vessel that is longer than the Empire State Building is high has taken to the water for the first time. Despite appearances, Prelude cannot strictly be described as a ship as it needs to be towed to its destination rather than travelling under its own power."
I recently received this question and immediately thought that this is a great geographic question, but one that geographic tools can be used to find the answer. I downloaded all the Rhode Island names listed by the United States Board on Geographic Names and filtered out all the listed Islands (108 is the answer!!). A spreadsheet of data isn't as helpful to visualize this data so I created this interactive map. Only 1 of the locations didn't have coordinates, some are scarcely more than rocks, and this is only according to the the U.S. Board on Geographic Names, but this is the most complete map of islands in the state of Rhode Island that I could produce.