A Gallery of Contrasts Along International Borders

We may think of borders as merely invisible lines on maps, but over time these ‘imaginary’ lines can become very real indeed. Countries regulate (or fail to regulate) the usage of their lands in very different ways. US astronaut and former NASA Chief Scientist John Grunsfeld remarked earlier this year how the differences in land…

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Tornadoes Around the World

When tornadoes make the news, they tend to do so for all the wrong reasons, as we were reminded of earlier this week when an outbreak of anywhere between 40 and 120 tornadoes resulted in at least 39 fatalities and untold millions of dollars in damage across the mid-eastern United States (approximately the eastern portion…

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Border Bonanza

It appears that India and Bangladesh are finally trying to solve the matter of the infamous Cooch Behar enclave cluster – 106 tiny pieces of Indian land lying on the Bangladeshi side of the border, and 92 pieces of Bangladeshi land lying on the Indian side of the border, often embedded within each other. A…

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