40 maps that explain the world 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. Some of these are pretty nerdy, but I think they're no less fascinating and easily understandable. A majority are original to this blog, with others from a variety of sources. I've included a link for further reading on close to every one. [Additional read: How Ukraine became Ukraine and 40 more maps that explain the world]
USA: Foreign Affairs Amazing Places To Experience Around The Globe (Part 1) 98 Flares Facebook 13 Twitter 15 Google+ 60 StumbleUpon 0 Pin It Share 10 10 98 Flares × Kayangan Lake, Coron islands, Palawan, Philippines Preachers Rock, Preikestolen, Norway Blue Caves – Zakynthos Island, Greece Signs of the Times Quick Guide The following timeline describes just a few of the hundreds of atrocities and crimes committed by the CIA. [...] Radio Free Europe — The CIA creates its first major propaganda outlet, Radio Free Europe. Over the next several decades, its broadcasts are so blatantly false that for a time it is considered illegal to publish transcripts of them in the U.S.
Marginal Revolution Going as far back as Andrew Weiss’s survey paper , there are various attempts to argue that the two theories make the same predictions about earnings and education. A randomly elevated individual will earn more money but is this from having learned more or from being pooled with a more productive set of peers? To explore this, let’s pursue the very good question asked by Bryan Caplan : Our story begins with a 22-year-old high school graduate with a B average.
Journal home : Nature Raphael Lis, Charles C. Karrasch, Michael G. Poulos, Balvir Kunar, David Redmond, Jose G. Street Sweep - Fortune Finance: Hedge Funds, Markets, Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity, Venture Capital, Wall Street, Washington Apparently Bernie Madoff wasn't the only bad apple at Nasdaq. In the latest shining moment for the U.S. stock exchanges, the Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday charged Donald Johnson, a former Nasdaq managing director, with ripping off investors to the tune of $755,000 by insider trading ahead of the release of corporate press releases. Johnson, you will be impressed to learn, was in charge through October 2009 of the Nasdaq's "market intelligence" desk, which is surely a misnomer but seems in any case to have afforded him with a lot of info he used to trade profitably on outfits like United Therapeutics (UTHR). Fearless leader
The Raw Story Science ‘Hobbit’ human fossils actually normal human with Down syndrome, say scientists The so-called “Hobbit” human skeleton found in 2004 and heralded as a previously unknown human… Toledo’s algae bloom in line with climate projections Originally published at Climate Central A two-day ban on drinking water has been lifted in Toledo,… Massive volcanic eruptions rocked Jupiter’s moon Io last August Magazine - Table of Contents The Thirteenth Amendment forbade slavery and involuntary servitude, “except as punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted.” Crops stretch to the horizon. Black bodies pepper the landscape, hunched over as they work the fields.
About Pakalert ” If the Third World War is fought with nuclear weapons, the fourth will be fought with bows and arrows “—Lord Louis Mountbatten“I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.” —Albert Einstein Pakalertpress.com is a research project that turned out as one of most popular alternative news publishers over Internet providing news and views to public about such current affairs that the main stream media is hesitant to discuss. MITx Opens for Enrollment (and Certification - For Now - Is Free) MIT opens registration today for the first of its online courses offered as part of its new MITx initiative. The university announced MITx late last year as the next step not just in informal online learning but in alternative certification. Registration for MITx is free and open to anyone, and for this first "prototype" class, there is no additional charge to receive the certification upon successful completion of the class. This first class is "6.002x: Circuits and Electronics." It will run from March 5 through June 8 and will be taught by Anant Agarwal and Chris Terman (co-directors of MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory), Piotr Mitros (one of CSAIL's research scientists), and Gerald Sussman (a professor in the department of electrical engineering and computer science). According to the course website, the class will demand approximately 10 hours a week from those enrolled.