Category Archives: Odds and Ends

Technology – a gift for providing community in troubled times

The Internet was first developed by scientists for scientists, to allow scientists around the world to share data and enhance their ability to add to the body of scientific knowledge. A noble concept! With the now ubiquitous use of the … Continue reading

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Snapshots of our complex world using maps

Here it is, Map Monday, and I thought for this week I’d steer clear of the pandemic sweeping our lives and our world. The multifaceted crisis this pandemic has unleased is challenging our healthcare systems, our economies, our education systems, … Continue reading

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Wisdom from Facebook friends in the midst of world COVID-19 lockdown

I don’t know about you, but with even more time for people to be on Facebook, I find that FB friends are passing along helpful and thoughtful “posters” to help deal with self-isolation, to understand why it’s so critically important, … Continue reading

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Wildlife Wednesday: Shining a light on endangered animals around the world | Mar 4/20

Yesterday, March 3, was World Wildlife Day. It seems only appropriate to continue Robby Robin’s celebration of the animal kingdom on Wildlife Wednesdays by spending some time getting to know the animal species on our planet whose very existence is … Continue reading

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More facts about the world – in 5 more easy maps

Let’s see what world curiosities we can explore on this week’s Map Monday. World’s top tourist destinations according to money spent.   Life expectancy in each country.   Median age in each country. There’s no doubt that, just as the … Continue reading

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Facts you may not know about the world – in 5 easy maps!

Curiosities about the world in this week’s Map Monday. Favourite sports around the world.   The world divided into 7 areas, each colour representing 1 billion people.   Obesity rates around the world.   Global Peace Index 2017 (GPI). Countries … Continue reading

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Looking at climate change through world maps

Welcome to my first instalment of Map Monday. The maps in this post, and their descriptions, come from a fantastic website at carbonmap.org. This particular series, called The Carbon Map, actually has an animated visualization of the maps shown below, … Continue reading

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