The British capital's love affair with buckets and nuggets, explained
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Two house mouse subspecies meet again in a hybrid zone strangely reminiscent of the Iron Curtain
- The house mouse diverged into two subspecies depending on which humans they followed.
- The Western and Eastern European house mice can interbreed, but the results are, well, mixed.
- The continent remains divided between Eastern and Western mice except for a narrow contact zone where hybrids eek out a living.
As this map of Bouguer's gravity anomaly shows, the pull of the earth varies considerably by region.
- The law of gravity may be universal, gravity itself varies considerably across the earth.
- Most factors can be mathematically accounted for; local geology is the odd one out.
- Bouguer gravity anomaly maps like these show regional gravitational variation.
School diversity is less widespread in central and northern states
- In 2020, there will be more children of color than white children in the U.S.
- These maps indicate how racial diversity is changing the demographics of America's schools
- Diversity has massively increased, but more so in the south and on the coasts than elsewhere
Project to map global 'species richness' highlights the variety of biodiversity itself
- Biodiversity is essential for ecosystems – and humanity – to survive
- These maps show the diversity of biodiversity itself: the hotspots are all over the place
- Compounding U.S. biodiversity data produces a list of 9 'Recommended Priority Areas', most in need of protection
These maps show surprising juxtapositions of ancient and modern toponyms of the Mother Continent.
- "Africa" is just one of the ancient names that competed to define the entire continent.
- Geographical terms like Sudan, Maghreb, and Guinea have remarkably wide and changeable areas of application.
- Newly independent African nations sometimes adopted names of former kingdoms – even faraway ones.