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What French People Really Think Of The U.S.

Thrillist | Posted 07.21.2014 | Travel
Thrillist

The French have a lot of things to explain to us about Paris, but turns out they also have a lot of things to explain to us about... erm... us.

Are You Worldly Enough To Ace This Geography Quiz?

The Huffington Post | Gabriela Kruschewsky | Posted 04.23.2014 | World

How well do you know the world you live in?

The Geography of Justin Bieber Fever in North America

Ryan Nickum | Posted 06.08.2014 | Entertainment
Ryan Nickum

When deciding where to live, there's no shortage of considerations, particularly when it comes to the musical tastes of your neighbors. Before movin...

The Story Behind the World's Smallest Island

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 05.24.2014 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

You have to disqualify all the bigger landmasses as continents, and ignore the possibility that Greenland might actually be three smaller islands connected by an ice sheet. But what about the world's smallest island? Would every single pebble in every single mud puddle theoretically be a contender? What makes a real island?

Every Country Should Have a Newseum

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 01.25.2014 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

The "new" (to me) Newseum offers an amazing array of displays and information in its airy galleries packed with information on America's history, geography, politics, international relations, and media-related technological advances.

The North American Region That Uses Euros

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 11.06.2013 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

About 6,000 people still live on the archipelago of Saint Pierre and Miquelon, just 12 miles off the coast of Newfoundland. Even though they're far from the motherland, these French citizens still sing "La Marseillaise," vote in French national elections, and do business in Euros.

Where and When Did Humans Evolve?

Cadell Last | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
Cadell Last

Our global presence is quite recent, and although we may look different, we are actually a genetically homogenous species compared to other great apes. This makes most of our differences superficial.

Was Christopher Columbus Alone in Thinking That the World Was Spherical?

Quora | Posted 12.13.2013 | Science
Quora

No, he wasn't. In fact, the idea that anyone in his time believed the earth was flat is a complete fiction, invented in 1828.

This Tiny Concrete Speck Is Its Own Country

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 09.13.2013 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

Never heard of Sealand? That's not a surprise. It's a concrete dot in the North Sea roughly the size of two tennis courts, and it's never been recognized by any other nation on Earth. But that never bothered its eccentric founder, Paddy Roy Bates.

The Coolest Maps You'll See All Day

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 08.14.2013 | Travel

In life, there are amazing maps, and then there's @Amazing_Maps -- a specialized Twitter account dedicated to providing a feed of (you guessed it) ama...

Cara Santa Maria

WATCH: Your DNA Contributes To Humanity's Story

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 04.08.2013 | Science

Our human lineage is not actually linear. In fact, it's more of a branching tree, telling the story of our origins in Africa and our migrations throug...

South Asia and the Geography of Poverty

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 05.18.2013 | World
Otaviano Canuto

While economic growth has lifted many people out of poverty, some regions can now be singled out as places where large numbers remain below the extreme poverty line.

The Secret History Behind World Flag Designs

Danny Groner | Posted 03.24.2013 | World
Danny Groner

How did other countries arrive at their modern flags? Some have, in their designs, gone beyond basic colors and patterns and thought more globally. Here's a look at five nations that have designed their banners to be artistically unique and, as a result, full of life and tradition.

Looking Forward: Benghazi Blues, Climate Wake-Up Calls, and the Importance of Maps

William Bradley | Posted 11.05.2012 | Politics
William Bradley

In our increasingly goofy political and media culture, climate change was the big issue no one was talking about any more, even as it continued to grow in the real world. Then came the superstorm.

Photographing The Legendary Fortieth Parallel

The Huffington Post | Hallie Sekoff | Posted 11.02.2012 | Arts

The fortieth degree of latitude (N 40° 00’ 00”) runs across the center of the United States, from the New Jersey shoreline to California. ...

How Lost Is Mitt Romney? How Lost Are We?

Joe The Nerd Ferraro | Posted 12.23.2012 | Media
Joe The Nerd Ferraro

Mitt Romney has been attempting to make Middle East foreign policy an attack line. He needs to know the region geographically. Please take a look at this map and tell me how Iran gets to the sea again?

How a World Map Can Feed the Spirit and the Body

Homa Sabet Tavangar | Posted 12.17.2012 | Impact
Homa Sabet Tavangar

The world map had no countries identified on it, but did have whimsical animals and people. What's the good of a map without, at minimum, national boundaries?

John Celock

'West Wing' Episode Comes To Life

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 08.09.2012 | Politics

The political push by a group of geographers has managed to unite a bipartisan group of governors that normally don't agree. A campaign by the Ass...

Dems Provide Mapping Help To GOP Hopeful

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 07.25.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON - The campaign arm of Senate Democrats is providing a Wisconsin Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Tommy Thompson with a map around Washington ...

14-Year-Old First-Time Contender Wins National Geographic Bee

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 05.24.2012 | Education

WASHINGTON -- A first-time contender from Texas won the annual National Geographic Bee Thursday in Washington, claiming the top prize in a contest tha...

Jorinde Voigt

Posted 03.22.2012 | Arts

Jorinde Voigt creates the world that we cannot see. Besides complicated algorithms and natural phenomena, the young artist's inspirations are worn loo...

INFOGRAPHIC: The Loneliest Places On Earth

Posted 01.08.2012 | Travel

From Lonely Planet's new book, How to Land a Jumbo Jet, a visual exploration of travel facts, figures and ephemera. Available now from Lonely Planet. ...

Aruba: The Beach Is Just the Beginning...

Dwight Brown | Posted 09.19.2011 | Travel
Dwight Brown

When you consider the island of Aruba's culture, history, nightlife, restaurants, sports and dramatic desert terrain, alluring beaches are just the opening act.

Blog Watch: Collapsing Time And Space On DailyServing

dailyserving.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Recent advancements in technology such as Google Earth and street-view, has given anyone with a computer and an internet connection the ability to col...

Is Pakistan Part of South Asia? Yes!

Aparna Pande | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Aparna Pande

Pakistan's Foreign Secretary's recent remarks represent a departure from years of attempts by Pakistan to deny its South Asian identity -- and link up instead with the Muslim Middle East.