Alan Lew

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Arrested 'spy' stork killed and eaten after release in Egypt

White Stork called Menes, which was held by police after man thought tag was spying device, is hunted on Nile island<p>The stork that was detained by Egyptian police on suspicion of spying has been killed and eaten, days after its release.<p>Police detained the stork after a man saw a tag on it and …

New Giant Volcano Below Sea Is Largest in the World

Tamu Massif in the northwest Pacific challenges traditional views of ocean science.<p><b>A volcano the size of New Mexico or the British Isles has been identified under the Pacific Ocean, about 1,000 miles (1,600 kilometers) east of Japan, making it the biggest volcano on Earth and one of the biggest in</b> …

Earth Science

A Map Of America's Future: Where Growth Will Be Over The Next Decade

The world’s biggest and most dynamic economy derives its strength and resilience from its geographic diversity. Economically, at least, America is …

Demographics

America’s Next Decade

Hover & click on the image to drag it horizontally. <b>Read the full story.</b><br>Click here to view the entire map. By Joel Kotkin and Mark Schill |

Gibraltar: The Fortune of Location

‘The Rock’ looms large in political and geographical discourse. © 2013 Wikimedia Commons.<p>As is the case every few years, Gibraltar recently returned …

History, Landscape, Beauty on the American Freeway

Freeways, particularly urban freeways, have had a bad press for several decades now. They are accused of despoiling scenery, destroying habitat and …

Urban Design

Tall Buildings In Numbers Vanity Height

The Most Dangerous City in the World Is Not Where You Think It Is

There's a war brewing in Central America.<p>Orlan Chavez was a quiet but efficient civil servant, a prosecutor known for successfully investigating money-laundering schemes run by Honduran politicians. In April, he was killed for doing his job, shot seven times by unknown attackers as he made his way …

Population clock shows Japanese face extinction in 1,000 years

Japanese could become extinct in 1,000 years if current population trends continue, according to researchers.<p>Researchers at Tohoku University …

Full Planet, Empty Plates: Chapter 2. The Ecology of Population Growth

Throughout most of human existence, population growth has been so slow as to be imperceptible within a single generation. Reaching a global …

Geography

Timelapse

TIME and Space | By Jeffrey Kluger<p><i>Editors note:On Nov. 29, 2016, Google released a major update expanding the data from 2012 to 2016. Read about the</i> …

UN says world population nearing 7.2 billion

The world's population will hit 7.2 billion next month and 10.9 billion by 2100, with most of the growth a result of high birthrates in the developing world, the United Nations has said.<p>The UN's latest "World Population Prospects" report on Thursday said the number of people inhabiting the planet …

McDonald's opens first branch in Vietnam

Fast-food chain joins KFC, Starbucks, Pizza Hut and Burger King as communist country embraces foreign brands<p>Vietnam will soon be serving up cheeseburgers and fries alongside its traditional pho noodle soup after McDonald's announced it would open its first restaurant in the country early next …

Vietnam