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Metrocosm - Data Visualization, Maps, and Statistical Analysis

Metrocosm - Data Visualization, Maps, and Statistical Analysis

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This Enlightening Map Shows the Literal Meaning of Every Country's Name Food Editor Updated: 23 March 2018 Have you ever wondered what the name of a country means? What it REALLY means? It shows the historical meaning of each country’s name, as far back as their earliest literal translations go. Malaria vaccine rolled out for tens of thousands of children Image copyright D Poland/PATH A large-scale pilot of what has been called the world's first malaria vaccine to give partial protection to children has begun in Malawi. The RTS,S vaccine trains the immune system to attack the malaria parasite, which is spread by mosquito bites. Earlier, smaller trials showed that nearly 40% of the 5-to-17-month-olds who received it were protected. Malaria cases appear to be on the rise again after a decade of success in combating the deadly disease. "This is a landmark moment for immunisations, malaria control, and public health," Dr Kate O'Brien, Director of Immunisation and Vaccines at the World Health Organization, told the BBC.

A history of global living conditions in 5 charts - Our World In Data This is the introduction to Our World in Data – the web publication that shows how global living conditions are changing. This text was previously titled "A history of global living conditions in 5 charts". A recent survey asked “All things considered, do you think the world is getting better or worse, or neither getting better nor worse?”. In Sweden 10% thought things are getting better, in the US they were only 6%, and in Germany only 4%. Very few people think that the world is getting better.

Beginners guide to using a compass Even with a GPS in your phone, knowing how to navigate using a map and a compass is a great life skill. Here's a step-by-step guide to using compass bearings. We're going to assume you are working with the most common type of compass used for navigation, the baseplate (or orienteering) compass, and know what the various bit are called. If not have a quick look at our guide to the compass first. How can famines be ended? 1 April 2018 Mass starvation is making a comeback as a weapon of war. To tackle this great evil we must stop talking about food and over-population, and engage with the politics, argues Alex de Waal

More Accurate World Map Wins Prestigious Design Award The most accurate map you'll ever see. You probably won't like it. Authagraph You probably don’t realize it, but virtually every world map you’ve ever seen is wrong. And while the new AuthaGraph World Map may look strange, it is in fact the most accurate map you’ve ever seen. The world maps we’re all used to operate off of the Mercator projection, a cartographic technique developed by Flemish geographer Gerardus Mercator in 1569.

G6 Factfulness - GEOGRAPHY FOR 2019 & BEYOND The 'Dream Team'​ Who is the Sword Swallowing Swedish Professor? ​ Start the video at 08:15 The seemingly crazy guy you have just seen at the end of the video above is called Professor Hans Rosling. Using your excellent research skills, I would like you to find out a bit more about him and complete the worksheet below. Please also do the same for both his son (Ola) and daughter-in-law (Anna). Harvey Maps Romer - Above and Beyond At Above and Beyond we only sell quality goods that we would be happy to use ourselves, which in many cases we do. We also thoroughly inspect everything and take great care when packaging your goods to ensure that they arrive in perfect condition. However, sometimes accidents happen or perhaps an item may not fit quite as expected. If you need to return an item please read below for instructions. Our 90 Days Return Policy

Scientists hail malaria breakthrough as bed nets prove deadly to mosquitoes A bed net designed to kill insecticide-resistant mosquitoes could prevent millions of cases of malaria across sub-Saharan Africa, scientists have found. A two-year clinical trial in Burkina Faso showed that dousing bed nets with a combination of chemicals resulted in a 12% reduction in clinical malaria cases, compared with conventional bed nets. “This is simply a good news story and one to give us hope for the future,” said Lindsay. “The 12% reduction may look small, but it’s actually huge: if we had rolled the nets out across the whole of Burkina Faso, then we would have reduced the number of malaria attacks in children under five by 700,000, or by 1.2m for the whole population.” Existing bed nets contain a single pyrethroid insecticide, to which blood-seeking malaria mosquitoes (the female Anopheles) are increasingly resistant.

You Will Want To Recycle Everything After Seeing These Photos! By: Anuradha The world that we live in is not safe and nice anymore. Because of human kind’s selfish desires and unlimited wants, we all have collectively destroyed our mother nature and though most of never give it a thought, environmental pollution has become the number one killer in the world at the moment. Because of the oil, we spill in waterways, papers we dump on the floor and polythene that we throw everywhere, a lot of innocent animals are risking their lives I’m sure that there will soon come a day that we will have to pay for the oxygen that we breathe. The way how people dump all their dirt everywhere and sit comfortably inside their air-conditioned homes is really disgusting because none of us ever think about anything other than our own comfort and satisfaction.

Oxford Education Blog Like most geography departments across the UK, our Year 7s complete a map skills unit within months of arriving at the school. This year, we made it as engaging as possible, drawing lines of latitude and longitude drawn in chalk on the playground, bringing out OS maps of their local area, and using GIS to bring maps to life. However, the end of the unit saw a need to reflect on what they’d learnt and to provide an opportunity for independent work. I’d seen the idea of the ‘Hand-Drawn OS Map’ on Twitter and thought it was worth a try! The instructions were simple: The students had 1 hour to create an OS map of their hand.