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Google is working on ‘self-healing’ maps, thanks to artificial intelligence
What’s better than making a map? Making a machine that makes maps.
Journey to the fantastical microbe realm hidden right on your face
Your body means the world to the microbes that live on it.
The new Google Earth lacks some important tools for researchers
Fortunately, Google says it will keep the classic desktop app up to date
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
Here’s a tiny slice of the largest-ever 3D map of the cosmos
Each of these dots marks a galaxy
Here are the last uncharted corners of the globe
Despite modern navigation systems, the world is still full of mystery
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These items won't let you down in a pinch.
Climate change could quadruple severe rainstorms in just decades
Harder wetter faster stronger
A two-headed shark, the birth of a solar system, and more
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Why Are We Still Using Bad Maps?
Some of the most common maps don't accurately depict Earth's surface. But it's not for lack of trying.