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Tea if by sea, cha if by land: Why the world only has two words for tea

With a few minor exceptions, there are really only two ways to say “tea” in the world. One is like the English term— in Spanish and  482 more words

The Codex Quetzalecatzin, a 400-year-old Mesoamerican map of Spanish colonization, is now online for all to see

The Codex Quetzalecatzin, a manuscript dating back to the late 1500s, sounds like an artifact from an Indiana Jones movie. Essentially an ancient map of an area including present-day Mexico City and Puebla, it was created during a period when both Spanish colonizers and indigenous people were using maps to lay claim to their land. 326 more words

Super Typhoon Lan is headed for Japan

A Category-4 equivalent Pacific cyclone is barreling towards Japan with wind gusts of 180 mph (300 km/h). Super Typhoon Lan is forecasted to hit Tokyo bay around 6am local time on Monday, Oct. 129 more words

Watch: There were zero airplanes flying over the state of Florida last night as Hurricane Irma moved through

Over the past two days, airplanes slowly began diverting away from the path of Hurricane Irma, and on Sunday there wasn’t a single plane to be found over the entire state. 110 more words

What the solar eclipse will look like, wherever you are in the US

You’ve got the glasses. The playlist. Cameras at the ready. You’re all set for the solar eclipse on Monday (Aug. 21)—unless, you’re not. The eclipse is only due to last a handful of minutes, and another one won’t swing around for several years. 366 more words