PS Besides being awesome these are great for review. Choose a couple to read and test yourself: how can you tie the information back to class? Look for patterns in regions, distribution, density, regions. How can you explain the information with a theory or model we've studied?
The Tangled Roots of English: Article w/ visuals
The peoples of India, Iran and Europe speak a Babel of tongues, but most — English included — are descended from an ancient language known as proto-Indo-European. Scholars have argued for two centuries about the identity and homeland of those who spoke this parent language, but a surprisingly sudden resolution of this longstanding issue may be at hand. Many origins have been proposed for the birthplace of the Indo-European languages, but only two serious candidates are now under discussion, one of which assumes they were spread by the sword, the other by the plow.
For the Times, a New Beginning on Instagram: Photo Essay
Today, @nytimes is featuring images from India by Daniel Berehulak, @danielberehulak, followed by projects later this week from our staff photographers Todd Heisler (@heislerphoto) and Doug Mills (@nytmills), as well as Sim Chi Yin (@chiyin_sim), Adam Ferguson (@adamfergusonphoto) and Newsha Tavakolian, (@newshatavakolian).
This is the BEST explanation of Gerrymandering that you will EVER see: An interactive visual
Gerrymandering -- drawing political boundaries to give your party a numeric advantage over an opposing party --is a difficult process to explain. If you find the notion confusing, read on!
Targeting Inequality, this time on public transit: Article
In February, a transit system for the Seattle metropolitan area began hurtling down a road that few cities have traveled before: pricing tickets based on passengers’ income.
A Thin Line of Defense Against 'Honor Killings': Article w/photos
Women’s shelters are one of the most provocative legacies of the Western presence in Afghanistan...protecting women from their families.
Poor Farmers Lose Income When Milk Spoils During Delivery: This $5 Jug Helps Solve That: Article
In Kenya alone, 80% of the milk is produced by small-scale farmers who helplessly watched their income source spill and spoil during delivery. For dairy farmers in developing countries, one of the greatest challenges is safely transporting milk to its destination, since the flimsy pails they relied on couldn’t handle the task.
FRONTLINE: Life in Baghdad: Video
A rare and surprising look at the everyday lives of ordinary young Iraqis. Against the backdrop of war, life goes on. Families are still attending carnivals and eating ice cream, young boys are diving into canals, teenagers are dancing in the streets. Most videos from Iraq don't make you smile. This one will.
This is What Humanity's Impact on The Planet Looks Like: Photo Essay
Overdevelopment, Overpopulation, Overshoot includes photos and essays exploring man's complicated relationship with the planet. The book “presents the stark reality of a world transformed by human action, action that threatens our future and the buzzing, blossoming diversity of life with which we share the planet,” an introduction reads.
I never realized how dumb our cities are until I saw what a smart one looks like: images/video/text
With the population growing and most of it happening in cities, these Canadian journalists wanted to take a closer look at whether our sprawling modern villages are up to the task of housing more humans.
How Northern Nigeria's Violent History Explains Boko Haram: Article w/visuals
Long before this extremist group arose, other radicals terrorized the region, British former administrator says.
Growing up in a country that doesn't exist: Photo Essay
Stateless nations and shaping a young person's identity.
25 Maps That Explain the English Language: visuals!
English is is the language of Shakespeare and the language of Chaucer. It's spoken in dozens of countries around the world, from the United States to a tiny island named Tristan da Cunha. It reflects the influences of centuries of international exchange, including conquest and colonization, from the Vikings through the 21st century. Here are 25 maps and charts that explain how English got started and evolved into the differently accented languages spoken today.
Cradle of Shame: Article w/visuals
Why are so many babies in South Carolina dying at LDC rates? Babies in a broad swath of rural South Carolina come into this world with little better chance of survival than a child born in war-torn Syria.
How Your Food Would Look If it Wasn't Genetically Modified: Visuals
Ever wonder how your food would be without any human intervention over the course of agriculture history? For thousands of years, farmers have manipulated their crops to get the best yields and have resulted in many of the produce you see today.
Delhi Rapist Says Victim Shouldn't Have Fought Back: Article w interview
In 2012 an Indian student was violently raped on a moving bus in Delhi and died of horrific internal injuries. Leslee Udwin spoke to one of the rapists on death row while spending two years making a film about the case. She came away shocked by India's treatment of women - but inspired by those seeking change.
15 Photos Of People From All Over The World Next To How Much Food They Eat Per Day: Photo Essay
Photographer Peter Menzel and writer Faith D’Aluisio, have spent a huge part of their life together traveling the world meeting numerous people from walks of life that differ from their own. Typically, after spending time with these families, they would ask permission to photograph them next to their daily diets. To their surprise the caloric intake differed greatly between people all over the world and thus this project was born.