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NASA to celebrate Earth Day with #GlobalSelfie event

Last year selfie was awarded the prestigious title of ‘Word of the Year’ by Oxford Dictionaries, beating the likes of twerk and binge-watching to top spot. 167 more words


For the Love of Geography: Arêtes

We continue our study on mountain glacial landforms with the arête.

An arête is formed by two glaciers scouring away rock on two sides of a mountain. 34 more words


Map of Detroit Auto Industry 1960

This map comes from the program for the 1960 Detroit Auto Show. It is interesting that these were the most important locations for the auto industry in 1960 when most of them have become irrelevant today in both the auto industry and Detroit.


Friday Photo Quiz #196

The country in this week’s quiz is a kingdom. Some of its borders are contested. The UNESCO World Heritage city in the center photo hosts the world’s oldest continuously operating university. 97 more words

Photo Quiz

Suling Wang

Suling Wang (王淑鈴, born 1968 in Taichung, Taiwan) is a contemporary artist.

Internationally recognised all over the world after studying Fine Art at Central St. Martins College of Art and Design and achieving a Masters degree in painting at the Royal College of Art, the artist has developed her personal style, inspired by Taiwanese oral tradition from her childhood and her exploration of identity within Eastern and Western cultures. 124 more words


Trollshaw Scout

‘I reached here at last by a long hard road, up the Hoarwell and through the Ettenmoors, and down from the north. It took me nearly fourteen days from…

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Happy Easter!

Easter Island (or Rapa Nui, as it is known in Polynesian) received its first recorded European visitor, Jacob Roggebeen, on Easter Sunday in 1722 – hence the name.  144 more words

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