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15 gorgeous satellite maps show when spring will really arrive in your area

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 […]

Not Politics, Basketball. Worse, an Inside Joke.

(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.

Unexplained warm layer discovered in Venus' atmosphere

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.

This Map Shows Where the Happiest and Unhappiest People Live in the US

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...

Vibrant Watercolor Maps of States in the American Midwest

3 months agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

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

Fucked in the South

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.

Eleven maps for eleven rooms: Probing the brain's extensive capacity for storing memories

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.

Curbed Maps: Mapping the Hayes Valley and Upper Market Building Boom

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)...

Here's The Map For Macy's 2014 Thanksgiving Parade Balloon Inflation

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 ...

PriceChopper: Welp, it's time to update the...

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.....

UMBEL Version 1.10 Released

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.

Hot Map Thing: Why the Lower East Side is Hotter Than the Upper East Side

9 months agoNews : The Newsroom

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...

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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 Street View Now Includes Historical Imagery of Locations

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 [...]

Watch Chicago's Middle Class Disappear With This Amazing Map

In 1970, Chicago had a booming middle class. In the 40+ years since then, the middle class has disappeared from the city, squeezed out by growing lower and upper classes. It has left the city with two different economies. Watch Chicago's...Show More Summary

An Upper East Side Literary Map

Vintage eyeglass seller Warby Parker has created a literary map dedicated to New York City’s Upper East Side neighborhood. From Tom Wolfe’s The Bonfire of the Vanities to Bernard Waber’s children’s book about Lyle the Crocodile The House on East 88th Street, the map gives readers a tour of iconic books that take place in the neighborhood. Show More Summary

11 Hurt as 2 Buildings Explode in Harlem

Police and fire officials are on the scene of an explosion and partial building collapse at 116th Street and Park Avenue in Upper Manhattan Wednesday morning. At least 11 injuries were reported. The Google Maps view of the explosion location shows an Absolute Piano store and Spanish Christian Church. Here's a photo after the blast.

No Rent for You! 'Seinfeld' Apartment Recreated on Oculus Rift

It's a replica for the rest of us. Jerry Seinfeld's fictional Upper West Side digs have been given new life on Oculus Rift. The intricate endeavor, dubbed Jerry's Place VR, maps out the title character's apartment down to the smallest of details, including a Superman action figure and 90s-era magazines scattered on the coffee table. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Ronan Farrow Buys His Own Upper West Side Pad

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How Map Projections Distort Landmasses

last yearHumor : Neatorama

This cool illustration from a 1921 issue of Scientific American uses a human head to demonstrate how map projections distort the sizes and shapes of landmasses. The upper left drawing shows a globe, which is why the head looks normal. This is one of several neat cartographic demonstrations rounded up by Joe Hanson, a biologist and TV star. You can find the rest here.

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