Shelbie Walsh

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Mapping Out the GIS Software Landscape

So you’ve graduated college… It’s a major milestone. Congratulations. But remember that the career you want to pursue may require knowledge in …

More than you ever wanted to know about GeoJSON

Let’s look at GeoJSON in a little more depth, from the ground up. Understanding these concepts will help you understand geospatial data in general, …

Mathematics

The Organised Mind by Daniel J. Levitin (audiobook extract) read by Luke Daniels

Charge Your Phone with Pedal Power

Everyone knows that the hardest part of getting outside and onto your bike is having to leave the wall outlet where you charge your precious gadgets.<p>Okay, maybe not. But Siva Cycle, a Boston and Oakland-based bicycle accessories startup, has addressed that issue anyway, in the form of its flagship …

Gear & Gadgets

The 9 Best Swimsuit Brands You Have Probably Never Heard Of

Spring is almost here. Okay, that is just a rumor we heard that we can neither confirm nor deny, but these tundra-like temperatures have to end sometime, right? And what is the first thing we are going to do when the earth unthaws? Head to the beach.<p>While we have lost a finger or two to frostbite …

Redefining Happiness in India

As Indian Americans, we have grown up hearing stories from our parents about how they left India in search of a better life. They came to the West to create new opportunities for themselves and generations to come. In many ways, they have achieved what they set out to do.<p>The younger generations …

FitStar Yoga features yoga legend Tara Stiles as your guide to video-based workouts

In July, we told you that the digital health and fitness company FitStar would be releasing a new app especially for yoga enthusiasts. Well, that app …

A history of the 20th century in maps – in pictures

From the opium trade routes of the 1900s to CND’s operations in the 1980s, maps reveal the political leylines of history – except when it comes to the holiday islands of San Serriffe, as a new British Library book reveals

Baroque n stroll: two days in Vienna

As the former HQ of the Hapsburg Empire, the Austrian capital has a flabbergasting stash of cultural and art treasures – more than you could ever hope to see in a lifetime. But with 48 hours on your hands, you can easily take in some of the city’s trophy sights: baroque palaces bejewelled with …

European Travel

Reader Recs

If you're looking for a bit of wanderlust, look no further than your bookshelf. Here are the best travel books, as told by our Nat Geo Travel Facebook fans.<p>We recently asked our National Geographic Travel Facebook fans to share their favorite books for inspiring wanderlust. From the story of an …

The Most Powerful Women of Europe, the Middle East and Africa

For 16 years, <i>Fortune</i> has ranked the most powerful women in American business. For almost as long, we have done the same for the most powerful women …

Why We Should Judge the World on the Health of Women

Everyone is an optimist <i>and</i> a pessimist.<p>The pessimist in me knows that, out of the 75 countries that account for the vast majority of maternal and child deaths globally, fewer than half will achieve Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 4 (reducing child mortality by two thirds), and very few will …

10 Stories That Prove Study Abroad Changes You In The Best Possible Way

"What's the place that changed you?"<p>We're eternally nostalgic for college -- the things we learned in class and out (okay let's face it, mostly out) shaped us into the humans we are, quite probably more than any other chapter of our educational lives.<p>But for those of us who were lucky enough to …

College students developing nail polish to detect date rape drugs

Four students at North Carolina State University hope to tackle a problem on many campuses by developing a nail polish that can detect so-called date rape drugs by changing colors when it comes into contact with them.<p>Women who wear the polish can simply swirl their fingers in a drink to test it for …

College & University

Science Reveals How the Brains of Social Justice Activists Are Different From Everyone Else's

Remember that time you chained yourself to a tree in college to prevent "the man" from cutting it down? Contrary to what everyone probably said, you …

Psychology

Untouchable to indispensable: the Dalit women revolutionising waste in India

Massive solid waste accumulation has become an environmental, health and aesthetic hazard for India's cities. Urban India generates 188,500 tonnes of trash a day. In the absence of infrastructure to handle the issue, a large, informal waste-picking and recycling industry has developed among the …

The only 16 cities in America where women make more money than men (hint: California plays host to six of them)

• <b>A U.S. Census Bureau found the few places where women seem to have the upper hand</b>• <b><br>Women fare the best against their male co-workers in Jacksonville,</b> …

Why Copenhagen's bike commute rate jumped from 36% to 41% in one year

<b>A somewhat odd factor at play in Copenhagen, starting in 2012, seems to have stimulated a bike boom in the already leading bike city. Bicycle</b> …

More than 60 Nigerian girls, women escape Boko Haram; 219 still missing

More than 60 Nigerian girls and women abducted by Islamic extremists two weeks ago have managed to escape, officials said Monday.<p>Nigerian security forces and federal government officials had denied reports of the mass abduction from three villages in the northeast state of Borno on June 22.<p>Chibok …

8 Steps to a More Eco-Friendly Kitchen

By Cliff Weathers<p>While you may hear a lot about buying locally grown and organic foods, eco-friendly food preparation, green detergents and non-toxic …

50 Places In Europe You Need To Visit In Your Lifetime

We've come up with the ultimate bucket list of travel destinations in Europe.<p>From biking along the canals of Amsterdam to tasting Chianti in Italy's Tuscany region, here are 50 things you need to do in Europe in your lifetime.

3 Ways Airports Are Transforming for Travelers of Tomorrow

Airports are challenged with balancing passenger comfort with operational efficiency while delivering a unique experience reflecting the destination. …

World Hairdressing Championships - in pictures

More than 1,000 participants from 50 countries compete in the World Hairdressing Championships, the OMC Hairworld World Cup, in Frankfurt am Main, Germany