Laural Fawcett

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If You Love Maps, This Blog Is for You

<i>Authors’ note: All Over the Map has been relocated within National Geographic to the news section: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/all-over-the-map/. You can also follow us on RSS, or at @mapdragons on Twitter and Instagram.</i><p>There is something magical about maps. They transport you to a place …

Geography

Give Your Slow Cooker Some Love With This Mississippi Roast Recipe

Uh-huh, honeyyyyy.<p>Servings: 6 to 8<p>1 boneless chuck roast (3 to 4 lbs.)<p>1/4 cup flour<p>Salt & pepper to taste<p>3 Tbsp. canola oil<p>4 Tbsp. butter<p>10 pepperoncini<p>2 Tbsp. mayonnaise<p>2 tsp apple cider vinegar<p>1/4 tsp dried dill<p>1/8 tsp paprika<p>Fresh parsley for garnish<p>1. Dredge the chuck roast in flour, salt, and …

The documentary film reveals the toxic social divisions caused by low pay for US and UK workers<p>Janet, a Walmart shop assistant in Louisiana, is so visibly stressed by working in a very understaffed store that a customer tells her she looks as if she’s going have a heart attack. Rochelle, a care …

Income Inequality

What if we lived for 150 years?

Nature has given every species an intrinsic life span. Life span is a bit like an upper bound to life expectancy: if you got every member of a …

Researchers find clouds contain more liquid – as opposed to ice – than was previously believed, threatening greater increase in temperatures<p>Climate change projections have vastly underestimated the role that clouds play, meaning future warming could be far worse than is currently projected, …

Climate Change

Total Inequality

Researchers know that it’s expensive to be poor. But they are only beginning to understand the sum of the financial, psychological, and cultural disadvantages that come with poverty.<p>Two years ago this month, Thomas Piketty published his massive tome on inequality, <i>Capital in the 21st Century</i>. …

Income Inequality

Thirteen sperm whales stranded on the German coast had ingested huge amounts of plastic. They are symbolic of our shocking disregard for marine life<p>In January, 29 sperm whales stranded on shores around the North Sea. The results of the necropsies (the animal equivalent of autopsies) of 13 of those …

Pollution

The Genes for Pot Addiction Have Been Identified

For what may be the first time, specific genes associated with marijuana addiction have been identified— and some of them are also linked to …

Hangout in Norway

3 Davos economists on Europe’s refugee crisis

Seven years ago at Davos, the crisis threatening to rip apart the Eurozone was the ongoing financial turmoil, as an unsustainable debt bubble …

A survey of postwar Germany as seen by writers and artists shows the complex nature of attitudes to the defeated nation<p>Sometimes, the aftermath of war can be more terrible than the conflict itself. With Hitler’s downfall, and the unconditional surrender of the Nazi state on 7 May 1945, Germany was …

Literature

Video: BMX Bike Tricks Like Nothing You've Seen Before

Think you've seen some riders do some impressive things on a bike in the past? Well, be prepared to see somethings you've never seen before. In this …

Kinder, Gentler Vikings? Not According to Their Slaves

New clues suggest slaves were vital to the Viking way of life—and argue against attempts to soften the raiders’ brutish reputation.<p>The ancient reputation of Vikings as bloodthirsty raiders on cold northern seas has undergone a radical change in recent decades. A kinder, gentler, and more …

Archaeology

What do people really think about capitalism?

In a recent survey by YouGov, 10 questions on population were asked to people in seven different nations: Britain, the United States, Germany, …

Octopus Gets Mental Workout with Hamster Ball

Humans aren't the only species that need a mental workout. It turns out that octopuses need to flex their eight-limbed brain cells, too.<p>An amazing …

3 Powerful Performance Psychology Techniques to Give You an Edge

The mental side of sports matters just as much as the physical.<p>How many times do you see athletically gifted individuals flame out because they lack …

Report: Marvel’s Moon Knight Could Be The Next Superhero To Get The Netflix Treatment

Marvel has a fairly good track record of turning lesser-known properties into successful franchises, like with <i>Guardians of the Galaxy</i> or even <i>Iron Man</i>. Additionally, between <i>Daredevil</i>‘s success and the good buzz surrounding <i>Jessica Jones</i>, Marvel is definitely looking to ramp up their original content …

Comics

Nothing Says Nerdy Like a Transforming Darth Vader Mug

Some people will drink coffee out of any old ceramic receptacle. But me? I want a mug that reminds me of the power of the Dark Side every time I …

Darth Vader

What Your Cravings Say About You

Ever wonder why you crave certain foods? <b>Dr. Alan R. Hirsch</b>, head of the <b>Smell & Taste Treatment and Research Foundation in Chicago</b> studied the food cravings of almost 20,000 people for the last 25 years – and the results are causing some serious reactions. Nutritionist <b>Marcus Avila</b> shares with us how …

Wrong, wrong, wrong: The anti-science bullsh*t which explains why the right gets away with lies — and why the mainstream media lets them

<b>Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, from left, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum gather on stage after speak at the Homeschool Iowa's Capitol Day, Thursday, April 9, 2015, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall) (AP)</b><p>It’s …

Climate

Why 'Earth 2.0' is actually nothing like Earth

Nasa's discovery of Kepler-452b, a planet orbiting around a distant star in deep space, has predictably caused waves of excitement on the internet, …