Laurel Sebastian

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5 maps that show how sex education in the US is failing

If you want to start a controversy in education, just say two words: sex ed.<p>What students learn about pregnancy prevention, sexually transmitted diseases, and human sexuality is one of the most hotly contested debates in education. The result is sex education that's patchy at best and just plain …

Cool cartography: the art of mapmaking

Mind the Map, a new collection of artwork published by Gestalten, shows the skill, humour and care involved in map design, including one depicting New York’s smells, and a meticulously hand-painted ski map

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This map shows the brewing proxy war between Iran and Saudi Arabia

Throughout the wider Middle East, numerous countries are being wracked by unrest and civil conflict. And, in a majority of the conflicts, the ongoing crises can be seen as an expansion of a proxy war between two of the region's main powers.<p>On the one hand, Shiite Iran has been expanding its …

This map shows the huge amount of land the federal government owns in the American West

Since Saturday, armed antigovernment protesters constituting a self-styled militia have occupied a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon.<p>At the heart of the protest is the militia members' desire to transfer ownership of the land from the federal government to private hands. Ammon Bundy, the apparent …

This map shows you how Netflix is taking over the world

To get some perspective on that, here's a map that shows (in red, of course) where Netflix is available:<p>There is one huge swath of gray (China), and three smaller areas that are gray: Crimea, Syria, and North Korea.<p>Netflix is working on bringing its service to China, the most populous country in …

Let's Bust Some False Perceptions About Vegans

Can veganism really save the planet?<p>Vegans may only take up a tiny portion of our population -- only 1 percent of Americans follow a vegan diet -- but they are fierce of heart and conviction. In other words, their opinions and beliefs are heard by many; though sometimes the facts get skewed. There …

New Maps Identify Possible Hot Spots for Bat-Transmitted Diseases

Bats are suspected, although not proved, to have been the origin of multiple human diseases, including Ebola and rabies. New maps show the hot spots …

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