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Although California gets all the current headlines, there are numerous significant drought events occurring elsewhere in the world. Geographical explores why you are not hearing about them
Australia’s inclusion in the Eurovision song contest may be an extreme geographic anomaly, but it’s another example of Europe’s continuing expansion
‘Eternal flames’ from ancient times should interest modern geologists

Report from Dark Mountain

The Dark Mountain project aims to change how people think about the environment. Completely...

Stone cold in Sitka

A devastating landslide near the city of Sitka in Alaska last September has unearthed evidence of early human occupation in the region – a prehistoric hammer or ‘handmaul’

Blazing Trowels

Dinosaur shoes, gender equality and geography combine in a unique archival project

From Makkah to Madinah

A new book uses GPS and GIS to trace the Prophet Muhammad’s route from Makkah to Madinah with increased accuracy

Climate tones

Geography can change the way you speak, and not just through the use of jargon
Ethiopia was among the world’s first Christian countries, but its many remote churches remain hidden – even from the locals

A band apart

The Bushmen people's belief that they are amongst human's most ancient races has reportedly been proven

Afghan Ink

An artist records day-to-day Afghan life from Kabul to Herat in ink
A vanishing UK coastline reveals a deeper human history

Expats’ Ecu-adore!

A 2014 study, The World Through Expat Eyes, has found Ecuador to be the country with the most content expat population

A geography of breakfast

Doughnuts, eels, and bean curd buns feature on breakfast menus across the world. Geographical looks at global breakfasts, from the full English to beyond

No dice in Macau

Gambling accounted for 80 per cent of the government’s revenue in 2013, but recent figures are showing that Macau’s gaming economy has started to go wrong
Before OKCupid, Tinder and Match.com, there was the Craigslist personal. A new study links an old-fashioned web hook-up site to an increase in US HIV infections
Geographers don’t need to actually understand the rules to appreciate the issues surrounding one of the world’s biggest annual sporting events

‘Unlucky’ island

Boldt Castle is a curious monument to a tycoon’s misfortune

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