Since the 70s, NASA and the USGS have been taking satellite images of the earth as part of the Landsat project.
Timelapse project was unveiled this week between NASA, USGS, Time, Google and CREATE Lab at Carnegie Mellon University.
Landsat satellite photos taken over the past 30 years have been converted into a seamless, navigable animation, that allows you to see the extent of global change.
Read more from Google's official blog.
Read more at Atlantic Cities.
(Source: Atlantic Cities)
At the end of October, the world's population will increase to 7 billion people. It's impossible to know which country the baby will be born to; therefore, the United Nations is encouraging each country to identify its own 7th billion bundle of joy.
Read more about population growth.
Want to know what the world was like when you were born? Check out this cool infographic created by the Guardian. Just type in your date of birth and you'll see what the population was for that year, which countries were growing in population, and which were decreasing.