Extinction stinks. I know many of us really apply that attitude when we think of the cute and cuddly varmints around the world that are facing the end of their bloodline; and probably far less so when it comes to … Read more
There has been an ongoing debate in this country about public health and access to medical treatment. Who is responsible, and what lengths should the populous and government go to provide insurance and care for its constituents? Well, we are … Read more
Advocates for the reformation of our national educational policies often call for more competition in our schools because of the belief that market forces will lead to greater efficiency. However, just how should this competition be defined? How do certain … Read more
An ethnographic map of the Philippines in the 1890s.
Provincial negrito presence circa 1903 according to the maps from the Census of that period.
The Philippine “negrito groups” comprise a diverse amalgamation of people speaking over 30 different languages who … Read more
Gotcha, hippie. Not those kind, but matsutake mushrooms, a highly sought-after mycorrhizal mushroom that grows in Europe, Asia and North America. Researchers from China and The Netherlands conducted a study looking into the highly prized strain of ‘shrooms that are … Read more
Researchers at the University of Washington and George Mason University undertook a project to use GIS for capturing indigenous voices to aid them in their struggle to gain political strength in their homelands. The focus was on the Maijuna people … Read more
A recent study was conducted on the role of UN development initiatives and the use of mapping in the politically and environmentally precarious areas of the Amazon. Amendments made in 2002 to the Brazilian Forest Code established natural preserves according … Read more
Researchers at George Mason University set out to see how Web 2.0 technologies can benefit the victim of natural catastrophes such as hurricanes and tsunamis. The authors used agent-based modelling to simulate humanitarian response times, which allowed them to contextualize … Read more