The Conquest: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

In the desire to take something of fantasy and eluded it to be factual, Delane Meadows, a graphic designer from Florida, mapped out the travels of characters from the 7th installment of the Harry Potter books. She plotted out a time line that coincides with a map, along with key elements pointed out along the conquest.


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Political and Economic Risk Map 2010

The Political and Economic Risk Map is Aon's benchmark review of political and economic risks facing corporations doing business globally. It provides an invaluable guide to trade credit and political risk insurance markets' perceptions of key risks around the world. Specific risks featured in the map include government interference, legal and regulatory risks, currency and credit risks.


How Stomach Bacteria Can Trace Prehistoric Events

A team of researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology in Berlin and the University of Cork in Ireland discovered a new genetic strain of Helicobacter pylori (Hp) in people inhabiting Australia and some parts of the Pacific region. By tracing back in time, they verified that this vast area was populated by two completely different groups of early humans.

Two different forms of the stomach bacterium Helicobacter pylori show that the human settlement of Australia and the Pacific islands was undertaken from different routes.


Earthquake hazard map of the highest danger zones in the U.S

U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) national seismic-hazard map, earthquake hazards exist throughout the United States. USGS national and regional seismic-hazard maps forecast the amount of shaking expected over specified time periods. Many parts of the Central and Eastern United States have moderate to high long-term hazard, even though they have not experienced recent large quakes. Successive updates of USGS seismic-hazard maps are used to revise building codes and are also widely used by structural engineers and government agencies. The next generation of such maps will provide time-dependent probabilities that take into account the effects of prior quake occurrence on future earthquake likelihood.