I had the shapefile of the various neighborhoods of Providence and the good folks at "Click that 'Hood" were gracious enough to upload it and make a local quiz based on the the 25 neighborhoods of Providence (as defined by the city government officials). In addition to city neighborhood quizzes, they also have quizzes for regions such as Africa, South America and Europe. This is a crowd-sourced database, so if you have the right data, you can help them to create more online quizzes.
Besides the Super Bowl and the Oscars, few of us are watching the same thing on TV and talking about it the next day.
"...A major reason behind the shift is the new way we watch TV. We’re no longer a televisual monoculture, glued to the same three or four channels each night and held hostage to their commercial breaks. Now we either skip over ads on DVRs, sort of watch them on Hulu or the Internet while sort of checking Twitter on our phones, or dispense with them altogether in favor of premium-cable or pirated shows. With our diminishing attention spans, advertisers can’t always afford to wait 25 seconds to deliver the knockpunch"
"MapStory is a place to unify and improve our shared knowledge about global change. We envision a world where everyone's wisdom can be tapped, peer reviewed and organized into a non-commercial global data commons that helps us all improve our understanding of global dynamics, worldwide, over the course of history. "
"This past evening UKEdChat focused on teaching and learning Geography. Aimed at educators teaching Geography at all levels, the session shared ideas, resources, apps, pedagogy, blogs…in fact, anything that supports the teaching and learning process in the subject."
Those brightly-colored meringue sandwich cookies from Paris are now everywhere in America. Serena Altschul meets French pastry chef Francois Payard, who makes 60,000 macarons a week, shipping them all over the U.S.
Iceland made history this week, but not in a good way. For the first time since the nation became an independent republic, armed police shot and killed a man, startling a population accustomed to peace.
Every day, in a city the size of London, 30 million meals are served. But where does all the food come from? Architect Carolyn Steel discusses the daily miracle of feeding a city, and shows how ancient food routes shaped the modern world.