Laura Bliss

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Citizen Journalists Are Live-Mapping the Crisis in Ukraine

An interactive website offers real-time context for the escalating conflict.

Flickr/Boston Public Library

Why You Shouldn't Mock Suburbanites Who Say They're From the City

People have all kinds of reasons to use proxies for the place they're "really" from. So have an open mind.

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By 2060, the American South Could Be Three Times as Urbanized

Here comes Charlanta the Gargantua.

Slow Factory

Cities from Space, on Stunning Silk Scarves

Wearable satellite images of Paris, London, and New York. 

Christine Pulliam/CfA

Could Extraterrestrial Pollution Be a Sign of Life in Space?

A novel approach to the search for intelligent (or not so intelligent) beings. 

Flickr/Phillip Capper

Geography Plays a Role in Whether People Believe in Climate Change

Those who live near the coast are more likely to think climate change is real.

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Where We'll Camp When We Return to the Moon

We will go back. And researchers have discovered pits that could provide great shelter. 

Time

Maps Designed to Stop Gas Explosions—and Help the Climate

The Environmental Defense Fund teams with Google Earth to detect hidden methane leaks.

Scientific American

Your Building's Roach Problem Is a Family Affair

The German cockroaches plaguing your kitchen are mostly close relatives, a finding that could help scientists stop them from spreading disease.

PLOS ONE

In Denmark, Immigrant Birds May Have To Pay Their Own Way

As climate change causes animal species to make big geographic moves, deciding what is and isn't "native" could get tricky—especially when it comes to conservation funding. 

Mitchell Walker/lariverguide.org

Navigating the Future of the L.A. River, by Kayak

An unusual trip down the city's long-dormant waterway hints at an exciting, if complicated, rebirth. 

Google Maps

Google Maps Has Finally Added a Geodesic Distance Measuring Tool

Helicopter owners and tech-savvy birds, rejoice. You can now map the literal shortest distance to your destination.