This week, we learned …
… what’s wrong, and right, about the Census. Resource of the week!
… how Renaissance trade with China changed the world. Another resource of the week!
How is trade with modern China redefining globalization?
… many teachers and students are skeptical about the growing practice of “robo-grading.”
The best way to evaluate your own teaching is with a PLN—learn more from one of the best.
… migrating birds are better off with weak immune systems.
Download our new map of bird migration in the Old World.
… Sweden and Norway’s long-running reindeer feud is getting worse.
… GDP is an invented concept.
What is the world’s gross domestic product?
… the future of Cuban crocodiles.
Where can you find the Cuban crocodile?
… asteroid mining might just work—if we can figure out how to land on the dang things.
Could you navigate on or around asteroids? Play our game to find out.
… a burned-up library and a little bit of lead are helping historians get a fresh read on Pompeii and Herculaneum.
What happened to incinerate Herculaneum’s scrolls?
… how to feed the growing population of the Galápagos.
Why are the Galápagos so dependent on food imports?
… what 200 years of U.S. immigration looks like.
Take a look at a more conventional display of immigration trends.