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Geography in the News: Curaçao, Newly Independent Micro-State?

By Neal Lineback and Mandy Lineback Gritzner, Geography in the NewsTM Curaçao: The Western Hemisphere’s Newly Independent Micro-State Curaçao became a quasi-independent country Oct. 10, 2010, making it one of the world’s 195 recognized countries, according to the U.S. State Department. In a change of constitutional status that dissolved the Dutch Antilles, Curaçao (pronounced “cure…

Top 10 Headlines Today: Hurricane on Saturn, Lost Egyptian City Revealed…

On our radar today: The Cassini spacecraft has snapped a photo of an enormous hurricane raging on Saturn, a lost Egyptian city has been revealed in new photos and video, and…

National Geographic Launches Global Exploration Fund

“There is still so much to explore and discover about our planet,” National Geographic Executive Vice President for Mission Programs, Terry Garcia, said today at the launch of National Geographic’s new Global Exploration Fund. “We are at the beginning of our greatest age of exploration.”

Paul the psychic octopus picks Spain to win Football World Cup

World Cup fever has infected the animal world. Even the denizens of the ocean are weighing in on which team–Spain or the Netherlands–is going to win the final, in South Africa this weekend. Spain will defeat Netherlands in Sunday’s Football World Cup final, according to the latest prediction from Paul the psychic octopus, ESPN reported…

Will the Real “First Moon Mapper” Please Stand Up?

Building on the Hubble-Slipher smackdown from last week, a group of historians at the Royal Astronomical Society in the U.K. is aiming to give credit where it’s due to the man who drew the first maps of the moon using a telescope. Popular thought pegs Italian scientist Galileo Galilei with this feat—in fact, the International…