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Rickey Gates runs every street in San Francisco, with a bonus for fans of math!
A fabulous PBS series about Human Geography starting on its second season: No Passport Required, where chef Marcus Samuelsson gets way into immigrant communities and their food here in the United States
North Carolina's Congressional districts are even crazier on foot!
Hungary's population problems
Ice + Gravity (sometimes) = magic
Here's the article from a while back in the Atlantic Monthly on declaring a National Emergency; here's another perspective from the National Review
How tall is too tall? Here's an analysis of the economics of skyscraper height.
Check out this interactive map showing 200 years of immigration into the United States
Supercool 3D mapping of population changes worldwide in the last 20 years
A Korean explains accents in the UK
Basketball in Tibet? Indeed.
How quickly did bicycle use explode in China? Check it out here.
Apps on your phone are tracking your location very precisely
This century's first real look into Eritrea
Cornell University's incredible project on the movement of enslaved people during the 18th and 19th centuries
Follow Eyder Peralta's fantastic reporting from Ethiopia in transition
Life expectancy in the United States, surprisingly, is decreasing. Here's the CDC report.
It's going to happen! You're going to be able to ride a light rail train between Eden Prairie and downtown Minneapolis!
Here's the migration story behind the impacts of the incredible fires we're seeing out West
Crowdsourcing the mapping of Mexico City's informal public transit system: Mapaton! and here's the CBC piece on it in English
More time-lapse, this time of a local infrastructure project at 35W and 94
Yes, it exists: time-lapse Google Earth (thanks, Peter!)
Think your Instagram photos are novel, unique takes on your travel? Think again.
Hypnotic, peaceful walking tours of cities all over the world from NHK World
Exactly how interconnected are Americans?
Precisely why you want a BALANCED MEDIA DIET
One of you asked: have there been any cities that have just banned cars?
Topic inspiration? Here's a great story about a millionaire returning to her island home
A fabulous geography project in minneapolis and saint paul: come and eat
Overview (Thanks, Luther!) click on "feed" to see the shot of the day or follow their Instagram account
Measuring Population density more accurately
Why is Newfoundland time half an hour different from the rest of the maritime provinces?
Look at these fabulous quilts made by injured soldiers out of their own uniforms in the 19th century
Here's a fascinating analysis of Estonia in its precarious political geography
Now, that's remote! Bear meets sound recording equipment. Bear wins!
Take a look at all of the geography in amazon's Request for Proposals for its new HQ
Think like a car, no salmoning, take the lane: come and ride in the city this summer!
Fascinating analysis on how Customs and Border Protection can search your electronic devices when you enter the United States
Geek out on the entire online collection of maps from Columbia University
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau steps on a language minefield
The End of Irony? (this is the New York Times editorial I told you about)
(Thanks Maddy Pernat!) Meet the woman behind the world's only Wukchumni-English dictionary
Where the Hell is Matt? (2006)
Sesame Street and Socialization: Empathy
Another fantastic "map" of the history of Alt music!
Sociology: you asked me about Compton, California
Beyond the Map: Rio's Favelas
Sociology and Geography Begets Art
Sorry Minnesotans, It's True: We Really Do Have Accents in the Midwest
Google Street View: Protecting EVERYONE'S Privacy