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A Beautiful, Colour-Coded Travel Guide Of The World

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The best places to visit based on your favourite colour.
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Zimoun uses motors to create moving cardboard installations

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Jostling cardboard boxes are suspended in midair at a German gallery to form one of three new installations by Swiss artist Zimoun.

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The Spectrum of Life

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The Spectrum of Life is an evolutionary trip through the amazing diversity of life on Earth. The 1,500 specimens represent a wide range of bacteria, fungi, plants, and animals, from the smallest microorganisms to terrestrial and aquatic giants.
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Astonishing sculptures made from nothing but plain paper

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Despite the dominance of digital tools, a new wave of artists are using paper to make mind-blowing art.
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The First Day of School Around the World

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Take a look at the first day of school celebrations around the world!

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, August 28, 10:29 AM

Access to education is one of the great indicators of development and political stability--educators wish nothing but the best education possible for the next generation, but the experience is quite variable across the globe.  As many places have recently started school again, this article is a reminder that this practice is experienced differently around the world. 


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How dictionary-makers decide which words to include

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EARLIER this month the Oxford Dictionaries added a number of new words to its online collection. (This is not to be confused with the flagship Oxford English...
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Can you crack it? The world's first 'unstealable' bike - CNN.com

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Move along, bicycle thieves: if you want to steal it, you have to break it.
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38 maps that explain the global economy

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Commerce knits the modern world together in a way that nothing else quite does. Almost anything you own these days is the result of a complicated web of global interactions. And there's no better way to depict those interactions than some maps.

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If Every State Had an Official Dessert, What Would It Be? (Montana Gets S’mores.)

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What would America be without dessert? It would be puritanical. It would be boring. It would be healthier, probably. Thankfully for our collective culture, if not our blood sugar levels, America is a land of desserts. Drive across the country, and you’ll find pralines and cookies in every gas station,...
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Animated GIFs of Earth Over Time

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"It took the folks at Google to upgrade these choppy visual sequences from crude flip-book quality to true video footage. With the help of massive amounts of computer muscle, they have scrubbed away cloud cover, filled in missing pixels, digitally stitched puzzle-piece pictures together, until the growing, thriving, sometimes dying planet is revealed in all its dynamic churn. The images are striking not just because of their vast sweep of geography and time but also because of their staggering detail."


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Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, August 25, 10:15 AM

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Human-Environment Interaction in GIFs.

Sally Egan's curator insight, August 26, 6:42 PM

This is a great demonstration of human impacts on ecosystems. 7 locations in the world show dramatic change over time.

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Neanderthals: Bone technique redrafts prehistory

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Carbon-dating improvements show that Neanderthals disappeared from Europe much earlier than thought.

 

Neanderthals and humans lived together in Europe for thousands of years, concludes a timeline based on radiocarbon dates from 40 key sites across Europe. The results1, published today inNature, may help to end a century-old deadlock over the demise of the Neanderthals and their relationship to humans.

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, August 21, 4:24 AM

Neanderthals and humans lived together in Europe for thousands of years, concludes a timeline based on radiocarbon dates from 40 key sites across Europe. The results1, published today inNature, may help to end a century-old deadlock over the demise of the Neanderthals and their relationship to humans.


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Topography of Religion

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"The Pew survey sorts people into major groupings--Christians; other religions, including Jewish and Muslim; and 'unaffiliated,' which includes atheist, agnostic and 'nothing in particular.'  Roll your cursor over the map to see how faiths and traditions break down by state."


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Interactive map showing religion by state

MsPerry's curator insight, August 25, 3:27 PM

APHG-Unit 1

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Awesome interactive map showing the relative religious composition of states.

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Who Invented the Ice Bucket Challenge?

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“Where does a phenomenon begin?”

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Missionary Maps of Africa (1908) - the BIG Map Blog

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Two maps of Africa prepared for missionaries. Interesting material. 1908.

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What is the Difference Between a Heat Map and a Hot Spot Map? - GIS Lounge

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While they look similar and the terms are often used interchangeably, heat maps and hot spot maps are not identical processes.  Both processes are used to visualize geographic data in order to show areas where a higher density or cluster of activity occurs.  For both types of spatial analysis, a [...]

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How The World Wastes Food [Infographic]

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From the farm to the dinner plate, here's where food gets lost.
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Watch the Films of the Lumière Brothers & the Birth of Cinema (1895)

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When Auguste and Louis Lumière unveiled their invention, the Cinématographe, at the Salon Indien du Grand Café in Paris on December 28, 1895, the art form of film was born.
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Scientists are recording the sound of the whole planet

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In a few weeks, sensors in Indiana will go online that will record, in the words of Bryan Pijanowski, every sound the Earth makes. The array of microphones, geophones, and barometric gauges will...
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Fragile States Index

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"Weak and failing states pose a challenge to the international community. In today’s world, with its highly globalized economy, information systems and interlaced security, pressures on one fragile state can have serious repercussions not only for that state and its people, but also for its neighbors and other states halfway across the globe.  The Fragile States Index (FSI), produced by The Fund for Peace, is a critical tool in highlighting not only the normal pressures that all states experience, but also in identifying when those pressures are pushing a state towards the brink of failure."


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How can political stability and security be measured?  What constitutes effective governance?  The Fragile States Index (formerly known as the Failed States Index) is a statistical ranking designed to measure the effective political institutions across the globe.  There are  12 social, economic, and political/military categories that are a part of the overall rankings and various indicators are parts of the metrics that are a part of this index are:

SOCIAL

•Demographic Pressures 

•Refugees/IDPs

•Group Grievance

•Human Flight and Brain Drain

ECONOMIC

•Uneven Economic Development

•Poverty and Economic Decline

POLITICAL/MILITARY

•State Legitimacy

•Human Rights and Rule of Law

•Public Services

•Security Apparatus

•Factionalized Elites

•External Intervention


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Melissa Marshall's curator insight, August 28, 12:57 AM

How can political stability and security be measured? The Fragile States Index is a statistical ranking designed to measure the effective political institutions across the globe.

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The 10 Fascinating Websites You’ve Never Seen | Strategy Lab Marketing

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What Does Earth Look Like?


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Greg Russak's curator insight, August 26, 12:56 PM

Fellow map lovers will LOVE this!!!

Ann-Laure Liéval's curator insight, August 27, 10:24 AM

Des cartes pour comprendre le monde.

Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, August 27, 12:37 PM

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NOAA Ocean Explorer: Search for the Lost French Fleet of 1565

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This Map Shows When Two People Play the Same Song at the Same Time

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Created by Spotify's first media artist in residence
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Top U.S. Bike Sharing Cities

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Top 25 bike sharing cities in the U.S.
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Video: Google 'sea view': Stunning underwater photos create virtual tours of coral reefs

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Catlin Seaview Survey has captured over 400,000 images underwater, revealing the ocean to the world

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Video: Who Speaks Wukchumni?

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This short documentary profiles the last fluent speaker of Wukchumni, a Native American language, and her creation of a comprehensive dictionary.
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