What did you learn this week? We learned …
Map by Jill Huble
These South Sudanese students are attending class at the Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya.
Photograph by D. Willetts, courtesy UNESCO and Wikimedia. CC-BY-SA-3.0
Painting by Philippe-Jacques de Loutherbourg, Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
There’s no magma beneath the crater of Mount St. Helens’ sumptuous summit. It borrows magma from nearby Mount Adams in an example of nature’s excellent pipefitting.
Photograph by Diane Cook and Len Jenshel, National Geographic
Vladislav Gultyaev installed this “alternative monument” after the city of Orel erected a more traditional equestrian statue of the Russian czar.
Photograph by Vladislav Gultyaev, courtesy VKontakte
Behold a 2011 interpretation … of a 1648 map … of 360 BCE Platonic dialogue … of a 600 CE myth: Atlantis. Yes, we’re still fascinated.
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