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Non-Euclidean Geometry and Map-Making

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One consequence of the fundamental difference between flat surfaces and spherical surfaces, such as the Earth, is that any planar depiction of the Earth – such as a map on the wall, in an atlas, or on Google Maps – will necessarily have some distortions.


More: http://www.science4all.org/scottmckinney/non-euclidean-geometry-and-map-making/


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The impossibility of making perfect maps

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Higher vocabulary ~ higher income

Higher vocabulary ~ higher income | Science and life | Scoop.it

Prompted by a comment below I was curious as to the correlation between intelligence and income.


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