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A guide to all the places with no snakes
This brief hissstory is for the ophidiophobes.
At the Arizona border, mapping migrant deaths could help save lives in the future
Geographers paint a grim picture of survival in the Sonoran Desert, but their detailed analyses also provide a tool for search and rescue.
How border walls trick the human brain and psyche
Geopolitical walls cause people to form mental walls, triggering a cascade of emotional reactions.
It’s hard to know how much oil we have left, but this is our best guess
When will we run out?
On board the canoe that proved ancient Polynesians could cross the Pacific
Excerpt: Sea People: The Puzzle of Polynesia
Three-quarters of the planet could face deadly heatwaves by 2100
And a third of us already do.
The center of North America is a town called Center, and it’s totally a coincidence. Really.
It’s tough luck for the two other towns trying to claim the title
Pluto’s Heart-Shaped Landscape Is Weirder Than We Thought
Pics captured by New Horizons from just 48,000 miles away reveal the strange alien world
Geography Of Beer: How A Bubbly Brew Took Over The World
Hooray for beer!
Big Pic: An Overactive Russian Volcano Covers Kamchatka In Ash
In Russia's Far East, one of the world's most active volcanoes creates a striking scene.