Interactives archive: Exploration
Body BreakdownsClick on different parts of a climber's body to discover what people experience at high altitudes. Climb DenaliExplore the demanding route from base camp to the 20,320-foot summit. Climb EverestFollow the routes up the north and south sides of Mount Everest, through 360° photographic panoramas and animation. Day In the Life, ALearn what it's like to be an astronaut aboard the Mir. Decode Stela 3"Read" Maya hieroglyphs carved on an eighth-century stone monument, and hear them spoken aloud. Desert FindsLocate the "Rub al Khali Desert" and try to figure out the best mechanism to navigate your way out.
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The World Factbook
People from nearly every country share information with CIA, and new individuals contact us daily. If you have information you think might interest CIA due to our foreign intelligence collection mission, there are many ways to reach us. If you know of an imminent threat to a location inside the U.S., immediately contact your local law enforcement or FBI Field Office. For threats outside the U.S., contact CIA or go to a U.S. Embassy or Consulate and ask for the information to be passed to a U.S. official.
Interactives archive: Earth
Amber Around the WorldFrom the Arctic to the tropics, from Mexico to Myanmar, amber is cosmopolitan, as this clickable map shows. Anatomy of KatrinaTrack the hurricane from its birth in the open ocean through its catastrophic encounter with the Gulf Coast. Anatomy of NyiragongoFind out what features make this unquiet volcano tick. Anatomy of a TsunamiFollow the tsunami from its birth at the seafloor to its devastating collision with coasts around the Indian Ocean. Blasts From the PastExplore a clickable map of supereruptions around the world. Brief History of Life, AExplore the history of life on Earth as we know it today, from the earliest bacteria to the first modern humans.
Dollars for Docs
Has Your Doctor Received Drug or Device Company Money? in disclosed payments Top 20 Companies Click on a company to see how its payments break down by drug, device or doctor. Or, see all companies »
40 more maps that explain the world
Maps seemed to be everywhere in 2013, a trend I like to think we encouraged along with August's 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. You might consider this, then, a collection of maps meant to inspire your inner map nerd.
Interactives archive: Disasters
Anatomy of KatrinaTrack the hurricane from its birth in the open ocean through its catastrophic encounter with the Gulf Coast. Anatomy of NyiragongoFind out what features make this unquiet volcano tick. Anatomy of a TsunamiFollow the tsunami from its birth at the seafloor to its devastating collision with coasts around the Indian Ocean. Asteroid That Hit L.A., TheA catastrophe calculator lets you try out some "what if" scenarios. Blasts From the PastExplore a clickable map of supereruptions around the world. How New Orleans FloodedExamine a visual chronology of exactly where and how 85 percent of the city wound up underwater.
2021’s Safest Cities in America
People encounter hazards every day, some serious, others rare and innocuous. We fear certain kinds more than others, though, and COVID-19 is one of the biggest concerns in 2021. A recent Gallup poll found that only 38% of Americans feel “very” confident they can protect themselves from COVID-19 while they are out in public, a sharp drop from around 51% in May. While COVID-19 has continued to dominate the news this year, Americans still have other dangers to worry about, from mass shootings to riots to traffic accidents. People can feel unsafe in other ways, too. Aside from the types of hazards that can cause bodily injury or other physical harm, taking out an unaffordable second mortgage, forgoing health insurance or even visiting unsecured websites are also ways people run into danger.
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9 Excellent Free Map Creation Tools for Teachers and Students
1- Umapper UMapper is a great mapping tool for educators. It allows its users to create and manage interactive maps and geogames online. These maps can be shared with others or be embedded in blogs and websites 2- MapTiler