IfItWereMyHome.com Canada A land of vast distances and rich natural resources, Canada became a self-governing dominion in 1867 while retaining ties to the British crown. Economically and technologically the nation has developed in parallel with the US, its neighbor to the south across an unfortified border. Mapping News by Mapperz Geography appeals to a wide audience due to the fact that it both influences and is influenced by a staggering number of subjects. History, politics, earth sciences, anthropology, archaeology, social sciences, technology and myriad other disciplines all contribute to geography as a cohesive whole. Unsurprisingly, the internet overflows with blogs that analyze the topic and its close relationship with every other discipline imaginable. Readers pining to learn everything they can have plenty of free, wonderfully diverse resources available to quell their thirst for information.
All about population A world population of 7 billion in 2011... and how many tomorrow? For thousands of years, human beings were a rare species and their numbers grew very slowly. By around 1800, the population began to increase rapidly, starting in the rich countries and then, from the twentieth century, in the rest of the world. What are the reasons for this growth, and what factors are affecting the population today? Will the world population level off in the years to come? How will the world be populated in the future? National Geographic Explorer Magazine Discover how and why flowers "call" to bats. Photographs by: Merlin D. Tuttle/Science Source (bat); Rhoberazzi/iStock (power station); Mark Garlick/Science Source (spinosaurus); Jim and Jamie Dutcher/National Geographic Creative (wolf).
6 Sites To Get Kids Excited About Google Maps I can remember three distinct occasions in my life where I have been blown away by technology. I will save the first two for another day, but I will say that the amazing experience of walking the streets of New York, from my computer on the other side of the world in Australia is definitely one of them. That feeling of disbelief where you wonder if it is another April 1st prank… What, they actually drove a little car all around the city taking photos???
11 Ways to Find and View Panoramic Images Thanks to developments in camera and web technology it has become quite easy to capture panoramic imagery. Panoramic imagery provides viewers of a better sense of the view one experiences when standing in a location. For example, a panorama of the Grand Canyon is more informative than a standard image view. Here are some great places where you can find panoramic imagery online. AirPano offers dozens of spectacular 360 panoramas of famous landmarks and cities around the world. The AirPano panoramas can be set to auto-play with a music accompaniment or you can navigate the panoramas manually.
About the project In 2003, after The Earth seen from the Sky, Yann Arthus-Bertrand, with Sybille d’Orgeval and Baptiste Rouget-Luchaire, launched the 7 billion Others project. 6,000 interviews were filmed in 84 countries by about twenty directors who went in search of the Others. From a Brazilian fisherman to a Chinese shopkeeper, from a German performer to an Afghan farmer, all answered the same questions about their fears, dreams, ordeals, hopes: What have you learnt from your parents? What do you want to pass on to your children? What difficult circumstances have you been through? What does love mean to you?
Ants Are Capable of Changing Their Priorities Ants are highly social and they must work together to provide food and shelter for the entire colony. It has recently been discovered that there is no set hierarchy on the importance of these aspects, as ants are capable of learning from previous experience to assess a current situation and determine what is most important at that time. Takao Sasaki and Stephen C. Pratt from Arizona State University’s School of Life Sciences have published their findings in Biology Letters.
Bible Maps, Timelines, Charts, Lineages The Lost Tribes of Israel Locations where Israel taken captive View Migration after captivity View Israel's first settlement in Europe View The Roman Empire 7 Resources for Teaching and Learning About Mount Everest This is one of those posts that I write every year just because this is one of my "pet topics." Visiting the Himalayas is on my life list so I like to write about Mount Everest when I get a chance. This year's spring climbing season on Mount Everest is underway so I thought I would review some resources for teaching and learning about Mount Everest. National Geographic Expeditions has a lesson plan for middle school students about the history and development of climbing Mount Everest. The lesson plan also touches on the physical challenges posed by high altitude mountaineering. The Rest of Everest video podcast provides more than 100 hours of video and commentary from two expeditions to the Himalayas.
Walking the Amazon On 9th August 2010, Ed Stafford became the first man to walk the length of the Amazon River in South America from the source to the sea. He walked for 860 days. No-one had ever done what he attempted. “Truly extraordinary… in the top league of expeditions past and present.” – Sir Ranulph Fiennes Ed filmed and blogged his deadly journey and engaged followers all over the world for two and a half years.
Why Animals "Adopt" Others, Including Different Species A feel-good tale of sperm whales "adopting" a deformed bottlenose dolphin made an Internet splash this week . The story resonated with readers, including Reddit commenter Fallapoo , who said: "I see a Disney movie in the works." But the marine mammals aren't the only ones that form odd alliances, experts say. Such adoptions are relatively common among domestic animals, and occasionally seen in the wild, according to Jenny Holland, author of the 2011 book Unlikely Friendships . ( Read a Q&A with Holland about her book .)