6 Places To See – Before They Change Forever

Sourced | Claudia Canavan | Posted 07.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle

From the Amazon rainforest to the Dead Sea, some of our most beautiful landscapes are under serious threat from climate change and human intervention....

Five Maps That Will Change How You See The World

The Conversation UK | Posted 24.03.2017 | UK Tech
The Conversation UK

Because the Peters projection accurately shows different countries' relative sizes. Although it distorts countries' shapes, this way of drawing a world map avoids exaggerating the size of developed nations in Europe and North America and reducing the size of less developed countries in Asia, Africa and South America.

This Beautiful Skyscraper Is A Giant Oxygen-Producing Vertical Forest

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 08.02.2017 | UK Tech

Nanjing Green Towers isn’t your average skyscraper, you see it’s actually Asia’s first vertical forest. The idea behind a vertical forest is sim...

A Critical Part Of Europe's New Satellite Navigation System Keeps Failing

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 18.01.2017 | UK Tech

Europe’s ambitious plan for its own satellite navigation system has come a cropper. The network, which has been up and running since December, is de...

Iceland Isn't In Space But It's The Closest You'll Ever Come To Walking On The Moon

Susan Devaney | Posted 12.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Susan Devaney

Upon landing, I was met with acres and acres of sprawling desolate land. It was cragged, fractured - but solid in it's base. It looked to the naked eye like it had won a long, hard fought duel with nature's unpredictability.

Winter Is The Perfect Time To Discover The History Of The British Landscape

Mary-Ann Ochota | Posted 02.01.2017 | UK
Mary-Ann Ochota

Forget long summer days, fields of golden wheat and hedgerows bursting with life. The short, dark days of winter give the would-be Landscape Spotter t...

How To Find Out If Your House Will Be Swallowed By A Sinkhole

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 21.05.2016 | UK

Barely a month goes by it seems without a small part of our green and pleasant land opening up and swallowing someones car or a bit of their house. Ju...

Where Would We Be Without Maps?

Steve Backshall | Posted 27.09.2016 | UK Tech
Steve Backshall

I find maps intoxicating. My house is full of dusty sheet maps, sailing almanacs (and I don't even sail), atlases, tourist maps and diagrams that have been sketched on napkins and I dare not discard. Maps are to me the constant, bewitching possibility of exploration. They are the places I have never been, the wild spaces I have never seen, the intoxicating promise of adventures untold.

Why Geography Is The Best Subject.. Ever

The Huffington Post UK | Conrad Jarman | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education

If you study geography at university then you'll already know that it is the best subject you could possibly be doing. There is no doubt in your mind ...

You Say Tomato, I Say Tomato - One Brit's Love Affair with American Culture

George Gabriel | Posted 20.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education
George Gabriel

Readers of my very first blog will remember I couldn't have been more excited when preparing for my inaugural trip across the Atlantic Ocean back in the early stages of 2012. There I sat, carving out the words of my long-anticipated adieu to the green and pleasant land of my birth, to live my very own American dream...

Why Berlin Is Europe's Most Alluring City

George Gabriel | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
George Gabriel

While some might be concerned about it being a hipster's playground overrun with murky nightclubs, there is much to suggest the city is for anyone curious enough to explore its rich and expansive avenues. Just being in Berlin is an experience in itself.

Some Good News - World Population Day

Danny Dorling | Posted 07.09.2013 | UK Politics
Danny Dorling

11 July is UN world population day. An easy way to remember the date is that in June this year the UN demographers upped their estimate of future global population to peak at around 11billion in about a century's time. By the dawn of the 22nd Century there will be 50% more of us, they think, give or take a few billion either way. The default reaction has been to predict doom.

People, Place And Change: Open City Docs Fest returns

Paul Drury | Posted 27.08.2013 | UK Entertainment
Paul Drury

Documentary narratives with the capacity to make people change the way they see the world were central to the four-day Open City Docs Fest, which took place in London last weekend.

LOOK: Every Single River In The US

Huffington Post UK | Christopher York | Posted 27.06.2013 | UK Tech

No only is it astoundingly beautiful but this image of every single river in the US just shows how wet dry land really is. To make the image, softw...

GeoGuessr Tips: How To Master The Internet's Amazingly Addictive New Obsession

Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.07.2013 | UK Tech

If you were planning on getting anything important done today, we are sorry. A new and insanely addictive game has hit the Internet which has slowed p...

Gove's War on the Teaching of Climate Change

Anders Lorenzen | Posted 02.06.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Anders Lorenzen

Education Secretary Michael Gove has for several years been campaigning for climate change to be removed from the national curriculum for under 14-year-olds in the subject of geography. This has now moved forward and has officially been proposed by Gove's department which has opened a consultation period on the issue.

A Third Of Travellers Can't Locate Holiday Destination On Map (POLL)

The Huffington Post | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 23.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle

While it's common to focus on a holiday resort's amenities, rather than its exact line of latitude when planning a trip, a new survey suggests travell...

One In 10 British Kids 'Can't Find The UK On A Map'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.04.2012 | UK Universities & Education

More than three-quarters of British children have been abroad but one in 10 cannot find the UK on a map, a poll has revealed. The study, conducted ...

Exam Boards To Tighten Up GCSEs

PA | Posted 24.02.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Exams boards were ordered to tighten up GCSEs in four subjects amid fears that it was becoming easier for pupils to pass on Friday. The exams regul...

Homes Shaken By Earthquake In Ireland

PA | Posted 27.03.2012 | UK

People were woken up and their homes were shaken as they were hit by a minor earthquake. The rumblings were reported by people in towns and village...

WATCH: Ecuador Volcano Silently Spews Deadly Ash Two Miles High

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 30.11.2011 | UK

Ecuador's Tungurahua volcano is spewing fire and ash more than 2.5 miles into the sky, and some communities have begun to evacuate voluntarily as the ...

Dramatic Landslide Pictures As Los Angeles Road Breaks Into Puzzle Pieces And Crumbles Into Ocean

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 22.11.2011 | UK

A vast swathe of an LA roadway has fallen into the Pacific Ocean following a massive landslide in San Pedro. The coastal highway had been closed fo...

Geordie Shore (or the Reason why I am Propositioned for sex in my Living Room)

Ellie Slee | Posted 11.12.2011 | UK Entertainment
Ellie Slee

As a child in a north-eastern town, you soon learn a very important lesson. No matter what you do, or where you go, people will always associate you w...

Pretty, Meaningless Pictures: Save Us From Infographics!

Peter Byass | Posted 09.10.2011 | UK
Peter Byass

Technological capacity for producing graphics has mushroomed in recent years, and the consequences are obvious across all the media