MH370: plane search sweeps far to north and south of equator
On Tuesday Malaysian officials urged countries on the plane’s potential path to reanalyse their military radar data in the hope of narrowing down the area – which comprises two great arcs sweeping north ... have said there is no evidence MH370 entered ...
Why Is There Such A Strong Correlation Between Geographic Distance From The Equator And Prosperity?
But I will illustrate mechanically that the correlation is there ... to the equator (don’t look at the green line yet). Following the blue and grey lines from left to right, we start with equatorial countries and gradually move north and south.
How the Center of the Earth Got a Little Off Kilter
They want to stand on a yellow line painted on the ground here that is said to be precisely at Earth’s midpoint — 0 degrees latitude, 0 minutes, 0 seconds. Except that it is not. The Equator is hundreds of feet to the north. For tourists reveling in ...
The Perils Of North Korea's Kim Jong Un
It’s been a landmark year for North Korea’s third-generation tyrant, Kim Jong Un ... even more than usual in a state of fear. A BBC dispatch, citing North Korean defectors with contacts back home, reports that inside North Korea there are many people ...
Inside North Korea’s Environmental Collapse
What the hermit kingdom has been covering up is perhaps more fundamental than all of ... from starvation in the 1990s. It’s a cold mountainous country, and there is very little arable land. North Korea is highly dependent on artificial fertilization ...