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This mesmerizing map shows the world's buses and trains moving in real time

Swiss-German IT firm GeOps has collaborated with the University of Freiburg on an interactive map of the world's major mass transit systems, incorporating public data feeds (like the MTA's) offered...
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32 Maps That Will Teach You Something New About the World

32 Maps That Will Teach You Something New About the World | Navigate | Scoop.it

Our world is a complex network of people, places and things. Here are 32 maps will teach you something new about our diverse and interconnected planet.


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Changing price of food items and horizon graphs

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The rarely used chart type for time series data is actually quite nice, once you get the hang of it.
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How Scientists Discovered The Extinction Of Species

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At first, scientists didn't believe that species could become extinct. Here's the history of how that changed.


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Britain's first geological map | Natural History Museum

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Unearth 15 facts about William Smith’s pioneering map on the two-hundredth anniversary of its publication.
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This is the way the world ends: not with a bang, but with a Big Rip

This is the way the world ends: not with a bang, but with a Big Rip | Navigate | Scoop.it
New model suggests that as the universe expands everything from galaxies to space-time itself will be torn apart - but not for about 22 billion years
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A fascinating map of global speed limits

What's the fastest speed limit where you live? This map will tell you.
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This is the best route to take for an epic road trip across the US

This is the best route to take for an epic road trip across the US | Navigate | Scoop.it
VIDEO: Your inner Kerouac is calling.
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VIDEO: A Sea Turtle's Perspective of the Great Barrier Reef

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This video is the only way you'll see the Great Barrier Reef through the eyes of a sea turtle. It's also a reminder that the reef is facing serious threats.
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A brief history of high fashion kicks - CNN.com

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The once humble sneaker has moved from the gym to the disco to the collections of the world's top designers. How did that happen?
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World Water and Sanitation, 25 Years Later

In the 25 years since the the WHO/Unicef Joint Monitoring Programme began to document the world’s access to drinking water and sanitation, a lot has changed. 91% of the global population now has piped water onto their premises or another form of adequate drinking water, up from 76% in 1990. Now 1 in 3 people are still without adequate sanitation facilities, down from half.
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The poorest quarter

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MOST measures of poverty just focus on income. About 1 billion people live on less than $1.25 a day. But a new report from Oxford University looks at poverty levels...
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An ultimate guide to European street food

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From chocolate-dipped churros in Spain to hearty Ukrainian dumplings, our guide rounds up the tastiest European street food to inspire your inner foodie!

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Visualizing 100 Years of Earthquakes

My last post was about the 1960 Chile megathrust earthquake, and how much energy it released (about 1/3 of all seismic energy on earth over the last 100 years). I used data from USGS on all earthqu...
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40 Ways The World Makes Awesome Hot Dogs

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"It’s not just a sausage in a bun; it’s a beautiful blank canvas. It’s a hot dog, which is a foodstuff eaten worldwide. Here are 40 distinctive varieties from around the globe — from iconic NYC 'dirty water dogs' to fully loaded South American street-cart dogs to Japanese octo-dogs. There is a tubesteak out there for every craving that ever was."


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The 4th of July is the day of Coney Island's Hot Dog eating contest and the quintessential day to have a barbeque in the United States.  Some see the hot dog as a mere symbol of the uniformity of globalized culture in the 21st century that diffused out from the United States.  There is much more to be seen in the globalization of food.  Yes, the global goes to the whole world, but distinct places make this global cultural trait intensely local.  For example the hot dogs in Cincinnati are famous for being topped with chili and an obscene quantity of cheese, but in Costa Rica, I learned to love eating hot dogs deep fried, topped with cabbage, mayo and ketchup, just like the Ticos.  Food is but one example of this phenomena known as glocalization, where diffusion and divergence keep the world both global and local. 


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JF Ptak Science Books: World Map of the The Geography of Homer

JF Ptak Science Books: World Map of the The Geography of Homer | Navigate | Scoop.it
JF Ptak Science Books Quick Post "For the paths of night and of day are near"--Odyssey, X 86. Map of the Outer Geography of the Odyssey and the Form of the Earth According to Homer is a wonderful map of...
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2,200 Radical Political Posters Digitized: A New Archive

2,200 Radical Political Posters Digitized: A New Archive | Navigate | Scoop.it
I recently heard someone say his college-bound nephew asked him, 'What's a union?' Whether you love unions, loathe them, or remain indifferent, the fact that an ostensibly educated young person might have such a significant gap in their knowledge should cause concern. A historic labor conflict, after all, provided the occasion for Ronald Reagan to prove his bona fides to the new conservative movement that swept him into power.
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One-minute World News

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Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day.

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How oil flows in and out of every major region around the world

How oil flows in and out of every major region around the world | Navigate | Scoop.it
Elena Holodny explores a BP map tracking oil trade flows around the world.
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It's not just humans who communicate with language - meet the chestnut-crowned babbler

It's not just humans who communicate with language - meet the chestnut-crowned babbler | Navigate | Scoop.it
A small gregarious bird that lives in the Australian outback has been found to communicate with one another using a simple form of language – the first species other than humans known to do so.

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Language: Does language make us human?

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16th-century music returns to the setting for which it was written

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Choral music preserved in the hand-illustrated Caius Choirbook is being performed in the 13th-century royal chapel at Westminster.


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Alternative Designs for Tower Bridge | History Today

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  London's Tower Bridge, which opened on June 30th, 1894, is one of the world's most recognisable crossings. Yet the distinctive blue bascules and Gothic adornments weren't the only design proposed for the site.
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