The National Geographic-Roper Public Affairs 2006 Geographic Literacy Study was just released, with more sad news about young Americans’ (aged 18-24) lack of even basic geography skills like reading a map. Only 50% or less of the surveyed people could identify New York or Ohio on a map, and 88 percent couldn’t find Afghanistan, and […]
Harvard magazine has an interesting article about global warming. It’s a longer read than many of our posts, but worth checking out. Of particular note is the artistic rendering of what parts of the US would look like if the oceans rose 3.5 meters. Much of Florida would disappear and a over half of Manhattan.
Tim lives in Lawerence, Kansas. He likes to travel. For instance, last tuesday, Tim traveled 103.25 miles to Prairie Village Kansas. How do I know this? Because Tim uploads his GPS location every 15 minutes and posts it on his Google Map! You can download the data into Google Earth and watch where Tim goes […]
Mazda just announced their Mazda CX-7 EarthSearch Sweepstakes, which runs until June 27th, 2006. All you do is download Google Earth (if you don’t already have it installed, of course), then to play, head over to the sweepstakes website, and click “Play Now.” You watch a short video that has a hidden clue to the […]
…though iTunes never seems to be up to date. I just posted episode 41 to the feed and podcast page. I am tossing down an IOU for shownotes for 40 and 41 but they will be up within the next 22 hours. 14-16 of you downloaded a draft version of 41, but other than some […]