Now you can watch the Earth’s evolution thanks to this interactive site

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If you want to see the Earth move, check out—the new and massively detailed suite of virtual globes and interactive maps that visualize how Earth and its continents evolved geologically. Developed by an international team led by University of Sydney researchers, the site offers interactive exploration of supercontinents, including the breakup and dispersal of Pangaea—the supercontinent from which our current topography developed over the last 200 million years.

GPlates offers plate-tectonic reconstructions—calculations of the probable positions, orientations, and motions of tectonic plates through time. There are 3D visualizations and topography maps that help viewers better understand the fault lines and shelves that lay beneath the surface.

Particularly fascinating is the “SRTM15" topographic map, which allows you to explore Earth's mountains and valleys and the varied terrain under our oceans.


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Between 2016 and 2017, cancer death rates fell by 2.2%. While cancer death rates have been steadily falling over the past three decades, it's normally by 1.5% a year. Cancer death rates have dropped by 29% since 1991, which means that there have been 2.9 million fewer cancer deaths in the past three decades than there would have been if the mortality rate had remained constant.

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The fires were caused by extreme heat and dryness, the result of 2019 being the country's hottest year on record, with average temperatures 1.52C above the 1961-1990 average.

The area hit hardest by the fires, New South Wales, also had its hottest year on record, with temperatures rising 1.95C above average.

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Dr. Nicole Baldwin is a pediatrician in Cincinnati, Ohio who is so active on social media she calls herself the Tweetiatrician.

She also has a blog where she discusses children's health issues and shares parenting tips.

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