Charles Darwin's theory about the formation of atolls is elegant, but doesn't reflect key information: sea level. Researchers now correct his work.
Oct. 13, 2020 • ~12 min
Tags: charles-darwin maps coral-reefs oceans science-and-technology sea-levels
Disaster preparation and evacuation procedures weren't made for social distancing. The pandemic means response decisions are now fraught with contradictions.
Aug. 26, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: health covid-19 coronavirus pandemic hurricanes storms natural-disasters wildfires research evacuation vulnerability-map
Marie Tharp pioneered mapping the bottom of the ocean 6 decades ago – scientists are still learning about Earth's last frontier
Born on July 30, 1920, geologist and cartographer Tharp changed scientific thinking about what lay at the bottom of the ocean – not a featureless flat, but rugged and varied terrain.
July 28, 2020 • ~10 min
Tags: earth-science geology women-in-science women plate-tectonics maps mapping oceans cartography continents ocean-floor geosciences seamounts marine-geology continental-shelf
Visualizations can help you understand data better – but they can also confuse or mislead. Here, some tips on what to watch out for.
July 24, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: data data-visualization maps science-communication charts graphs science-literacy hazard-maps risk-communication
Methane emissions have reached the highest levels on record, researchers say. And more than half of all methane emissions now come from human activities.
July 17, 2020 • ~10 min
Tags: climate-change methane maps emissions featured earth-and-environment
A new dashboard shows the disparities in how COVID-19 affects different income levels, various racial groups, and those with other health conditions.
July 6, 2020 • ~5 min
Tags: covid-19 data-science maps united-states featured health-and-medicine race-and-ethnicity
A new global map shows trouble spots for air pollution containing tiny particles called at PM2.5 that can make their way deep into your respiratory system.
June 30, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: pollution asthma air-pollution maps earth-and-environment
Rockfalls on the moon leave their mark on the surface. A map of 136,610 rockfalls indicates that asteroid impacts are a likely cause.
June 9, 2020 • ~5 min
Tags: space earthquakes moon maps asteroids science-and-technology rocks
A new AI model that maps moisture levels in fine detail across 12 western states opens the door for better wildfire predictions.
May 22, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: wildfire maps satellites artifical-intelligence earth-and-environment
The Gazette asked alumni who are engaged in the battle against the novel coronavirus to share their experiences and how their work has radically changed.
May 12, 2020 • ~17 min
Tags: covid-19 health-medicine elderly centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention world-health-organization alex-wu data-visualization hospitals illinois-state-department-of-public-health maps native-americans ngozi-ezike ritu-sadana sanjay-shetty stewart-health-care yijia-chen yujia-wang
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