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Tired of overstuffed planes? Get in the slower lane. Six of the best train rides

Tired of overstuffed planes? Get in the slower lane. Six of the best train rides | Navigate | Scoop.it
Traveling by train isn't the luxury it once was, but there still are few better ways to see a country's remote and beautiful corners—and everything in between. From the U.K. to South Africa, six of the best journeys around the world.
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A Handy, Detailed Map Shows the Hometowns of Characters in the Iliad Open Culture

A Handy, Detailed Map Shows the Hometowns of Characters in the Iliad Open Culture | Navigate | Scoop.it

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Mapping The 6,000-Year History Of The City

Mapping The 6,000-Year History Of The City | Navigate | Scoop.it
New map and video show that urbanization is not as modern a concept as you might think.
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15 years of earthquakes in 45 seconds - CNN Video

15 years of earthquakes in 45 seconds - CNN Video | Navigate | Scoop.it
This animation from NOAA uses USGS data to show all of the earthquakes the world has experienced in the first 15 years of the 21st century.
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Geology IN: Magma (Characteristics, Types, Sources, and Evolution)

Geology IN:  Magma (Characteristics, Types, Sources, and Evolution) | Navigate | Scoop.it
A  magma  consists mostly of liquid rock matter, but may contain crystals of various minerals, and may contain a gas phase that ma

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Stunning 23-foot wall chart of human history from 1881

Stunning 23-foot wall chart of human history from 1881 | Navigate | Scoop.it
Sebastian C. Adams’s Synchronological Chart from the late 19th century presents 5,885 years of history (4004 BCE – 1881 AD) on a magnificent 27 inch x 23 foot illustrated and annotated …
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NYC Parks Street Tree Map

NYC Parks Street Tree Map | Navigate | Scoop.it
Explore and learn about every street tree in New York City, and record and share all your stewardship activities.
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The Prison | Expedia.dk

The Prison | Expedia.dk | Navigate | Scoop.it
Join us for a virtual tour of Europe’s largest prison museum, Horsens State Prison. Explore life behind bars and the fascinating criminals who once lived here.
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More Than 100 Sets of Primary Source Documents for Students - Best of 2016

More Than 100 Sets of Primary Source Documents for Students - Best of 2016 | Navigate | Scoop.it
 

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A History of DataViz

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After examining the history of data visualization greats I decided to collect my learnings in the style of history’s data visualization greats. The first of these visual summaries is presente…
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Visualizing Architecture User Gallery

Unique Architectural Illustrations

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Helsinki 3D city models

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The City of Helsinki has commissioned two next-generation 3D city models: a smart, semantic city information model and a visually high-quality reality mesh mode
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Mapping the Shadows of New York City: Every Building, Every Block

Mapping the Shadows of New York City: Every Building, Every Block | Navigate | Scoop.it
The struggle for light and air through thousands of New York’s buildings.

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Take a Very Cheap Trip Around the World Using Over 3,300 Google Maps Screenshots

Take a Very Cheap Trip Around the World Using Over 3,300 Google Maps Screenshots | Navigate | Scoop.it
Planning a trip is tiring, but planning a trip around the world is exhausting. Aren’t vacations supposed to be relaxing? Instead, save yourself a bunch of time, stress, and money by visiting some of the world’s most popular tourist destinations through this impressive hyperlapse video. It’s assembled from 3,305 Google Maps screenshots, so strap in and get ready to armchair cruise.
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23 striking photos of international borders from around the world

23 striking photos of international borders from around the world | Navigate | Scoop.it
We collected 23 photos of what borders between countries across the world look like, from walls, to rivers, to barbed-wire fences.
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Machine learning could finally crack the 4,000-year-old Indus script

Machine learning could finally crack the 4,000-year-old Indus script | Navigate | Scoop.it
After a century of failing to crack an ancient script, linguists turn to machines
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14,900 nukes: All the nations armed with atomic weapons and how many they have

14,900 nukes: All the nations armed with atomic weapons and how many they have | Navigate | Scoop.it
The apocalyptic threat of nuclear warfare may be higher than it has been in decades.
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The four million

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We started 2016 with some good news from classic oldWeather - the 3-millionth transcribed weather observation from the US Government Arctic logbooks. It's great to finish it with some more - we have just rescued our 4-millionth. Those 4-million observations come from more than 480,000 transcribed pages, and are the work of 4,730 different people.…
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Hurtigruten - History of Antarctica

Hurtigruten - History of Antarctica | Navigate | Scoop.it
From the first ships caught in the ice, to heroic explorers, follow the footsteps of the first people to traverse Terra Incognita with Hurtigruten
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Here are the continents you’re actually facing when you look out to sea

Here are the continents you’re actually facing when you look out to sea | Navigate | Scoop.it
If you are in Canada, you could be looking at Australia.
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Visual History of US Population - Blog About Infographics and Data Visualization - Cool Infographics

Infographics blog covering infographics, data visualization and visual thinking. Charts and graphs communicate data, infographics turn data into information.
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New human organ discovered, purpose of ‘mesentery’ unknown

New human organ discovered, purpose of ‘mesentery’ unknown | Navigate | Scoop.it
A new human organ has been discovered hiding in the human digestive system. The mesentery’s purpose isn’t fully understood, but its presence could hold the key to treating digestive diseases.

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The Biggest Digital Map of the Cosmos Ever Made

The Biggest Digital Map of the Cosmos Ever Made | Navigate | Scoop.it
The Pan-Starrs telescope on the island of Maui released an astronomical survey that includes two petabytes of data, roughly equivalent to a billion selfies.
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