On our first family road trip, I was excited to play navigator. I’d look down at the map, look up to see where we were, back down at the map, then up again. I was doing a decent enough job until about five minutes in, when my upper lip began to sweat. My head and guts were swimming. I’ll spare you the details of how this story ends, but it’s not pretty. Read more...
Up there, that is a detail from the Agas map, a wood cut map of London from 1561. In the upper right you will see Golding Lane. If you were cleverer than I am you would have noticed that in the last couple of weeks I mentioned Golding Lane twice. Show More Summary
From Utah through the upper Midwest and into the Northeast, children across much of the North live in more stable households on average.
Offline maps were first brought in the light by Nokia’s HERE maps and now even Google Maps is going to tread the same path of offline mapping. So, now to keep an upper hand, HERE is enhancing its services so that it can keep its users from going to other providers. Show More Summary
Using the Murchison Widefield Array (MWA) radio telescope in the Western Australia desert, a Sydney University student, Cleo Loi, has discovered enormous plasma pipes in the Earth’s upper atmosphere. Thought to be responsible for possible...Show More Summary
Apple today published a patent designed to allow users to control an interface by striking a pose with the upper half of their body. According to the paperwork filed by Apple, this would work by having Apple devices generate a … Read more ›
Spring has finally come to Washington, D.C. The cherry trees are bursting into bloom, and the hummingbirds are winging their way northward. But some cooler parts of the country, like the upper Midwest, are still waiting for spring to take on its full force. Using data from NASA and the USDA, the U.S. Forest Service […]
(John Hinderaker) You might have to be from the Upper Midwest to fully appreciate this one. My son texted me this map, which purports to show the results of an ESPN poll on Saturday’s Kentucky-Wisconsin matchup. Is it legit? I wouldn’t bet on it, but, like Homer and Shakespeare, it expresses a higher truth: Whatever my fellow Minnesotans may think, I’m rooting for Wisconsin.
Scientists have found a warm layer in Venus' atmosphere, the nature of which is still unknown. The researchers made the discovery when compiling a temperature map of the upper atmosphere on the planet's night side based on the data collected by the Venus Express probe.
All other things being equal, the south, parts of the west, and upper midwest are the happiest places in the United States according to a recent study. Read more...
Levi Mills creates beautiful watercolor maps of states in the American Midwest. Prints of maps of Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula are available at his Etsy store, FantasyWisconsin. images via FantasyWisconsin submitted via Laughing Squid Tips
Harold Pollack at Same Facts has a great map that shows where making Medicaid expansion optional is hurting people. We know the upper Mountain West is looking for ways to tweak and twist their Medicaid programs to align with both conservative policy goals and liberal coverage expansion. We know Maine has an asshole for a governor [Read more...] This space reserved for your ad.
The brain creates and stores memories in small networks of brain cells, with the memories of events and places stored in a structure called the hippocampus. Researchers have long wondered if there is an upper limit to our capacity to store memories and how we manage to remember so many events without mixing up events that are very similar.
Though the spotlight generally shines on development-mad Mid-Market, anyone who's strolled along the upper end of Market Street or headed to Hayes Valley recently has probably noticed the hefty amount of construction happening throughout the area. Despite the (relative)...
You can watch the team from Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade get the huge character balloons ready on Wednesday night on the Upper West Side. Sure there's a Nor'easter on the way, but that'll just make it more exciting, right? [ more ...
Welp, it's time to update the map of priciest listings again, as the lavish, $114M mansion on Manhattan's Upper East Side has just received a $16M PriceChop. There's a lot of gilt and onyx-clad bathrooms available for what's now a.....
Structured Dynamics today released version 1.10 of its open source UMBEL (Upper Mapping and Binding Exchange Layer) reference concept ontology. This new release is in preparation for a series of subsequent releases planned over the next few months as additional consistency and functionality is brought to the system.
Over the past two summers, scientists have been trying to better understand the city's microclimates, meaning learning how, why, and where temperatures change throughout Manhattan. While the variation is minor, mostly within four degrees, there's a case to be...
1. Maps of cultural centers, a new research tool, fun too. 2. “Now, the passing of the last of the imperial Ottoman Turks has led to a battle over the rent-controlled apartment of an Afghan princess on the Upper East Side.” 3. “Scientists reconstruct speech through soundproof glass by watching a bag of potato chips.” […]
Google has released an update to Google Street View that brings historical collections of Street View data to Google Maps for desktop. Historical imagery for a given Street View is indicated by a clock icon in the upper left-hand area. Clicking on the clock opens a slider that allows users to shift to determine points [...]