The Joy of Stats About the video Hans Rosling says there’s nothing boring about stats, and then goes on to prove it. A one-hour long documentary produced by Wingspan Productions and broadcast by BBC, 2010. A DVD is available to order from Wingspan Productions. Director & Producer; Dan Hillman, Executive Producer: Archie Baron. 40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World If you’re a visual learner like myself, then you know maps, charts and infographics can really help bring data and information to life. Maps can make a point resonate with readers and this collection aims to do just that. Hopefully some of these maps will surprise you and you’ll learn something new. A few are important to know, some interpret and display data in a beautiful or creative way, and a few may even make you chuckle or shake your head.
Something Rather Curious Happened To The Environment During The Black Death Humans are terrible. Yes, we’ve managed to do some pretty amazing things, like land on the Moon and cure some pretty awful diseases. We also, however, manage to get people like Rick Perry into power and dump so much plastic into the oceans that we’re literally driving the evolution of plastic-eating bacteria. So, on balance, humans are terrible. Nature is clearly aware of this, and occasionally tries to wipe us out. The Black Death back in the 14th century was a good example of this – it wiped out 20 million people in just a few decades.
More Than 100,000 Interesting Historical Images to Download for Free The Getty Museum's Open Content Program offers more than 114,000 images that you can download and re-use for free. You can download and re-use the images as long as you give proper attribution for the source of the image (see my image caption for an example). The Getty Search Gateway is the best way to locate images in the Getty Museum's Open Content Program. The Getty Search Gateway allows you to filter your search according to material type, topic, name, source, and location. Once you find an image, click the image's title to be taken to its landing page where you can learn more about it, get the required attribution information, and learn more about the history of your chosen image. Applications for Education The Getty's Open Content Program could be a good source of images to use in art history lessons.
25 Of The Most Dangerous And Unusual Journeys To School In The World To the delight (or dismay) of millions, the school season is beginning in many countries throughout the world. But it’s important not to forget that, in some parts of the world, school can be a hard-won luxury. Many children throughout the world have to take the most incredible and unimaginable routes in order to receive the education that some of us may take for granted. This list we collected will show you just how determined some children can be when it comes to getting an education. According to UNESCO, progress in connecting children to schools has slowed down over the past five years.
SAS enables visually impaired to 'visualize' data Source: SAS Cary, NC (Feb 22, 2017) People with visual impairments are often shut out from hot careers in STEM fields, including analytics and data science. Why? Because the technology is not accessible. That is changing, thanks to SAS® Graphics Accelerator.
40 maps that explain the world By Max Fisher By Max Fisher August 12, 2013 Maps can be a remarkably powerful tool for understanding the world and how it works, but they show only what you ask them to. So when we saw a post sweeping the Web titled "40 maps they didn't teach you in school," one of which happens to be a WorldViews original, I thought we might be able to contribute our own collection. The real roots of early city states may rip up the textbooks Vincent J Musi/National Geographic Creative By Ben Collyer THE emergence of state authority was a logical consequence of the move to settled agriculture, or so we thought. Until recently, we also assumed that ancient peoples welcomed the advantages of this way of life as well as the growth of state leadership, since it was key to the development of culture, crafts and civil order. Over the past 50 years, though, more and more cracks have appeared in this picture. We now know settled agriculture existed for several thousand years before the emergence of the city states of the Near East and Asia.
The ferocious predatory dinosaurs of Cretaceous Sahara - Nizar Ibrahim What would it be like to find these fossil remains? TED fellow Nizar Ibrahim discusses his expedition to the Moroccan Saharan desert in search of dinosaur fossils in this blog post and his TED Talk, How we unearthed the Spinosaurus. An article from National Geographic also provides tons of information about the Moroccan expedition and its discoveries: Paleontologist Finds Dinosaur Paradise, Including First Dino Known to Swim. How big is the Spinosaurus?