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Birth of an island
It’s something we rarely get to see, but Icelandic fishermen were lucky enough to witness the birth of a brand new island. How does it happen? Find...

The Gulf Stream
An underwater river that comes all the way from the Caribbean. Find out about the Gulf Stream, and how much colder we’d be without it! Imagine a powerful...

Yellowstone supervolcano
Learn about the sleeping dragon that lies beneath Yellowstone Park. When will it erupt, and what will happen to the human race when it does? Yellowstone...

Plate tectonics
  Why is the Earth like a jigsaw puzzle? And was it ever possible to walk from Africa to South America? Some truly revolutionary scientific theories...

Earthquake early warning
Nearly 300,000 people were killed as a result of the Indian Ocean earthquake on Boxing Day 2004. Since then scientists have been trying to find ways to...

Earthquake simulator
Watch this video to see how scientists explore how to make building 'earthquake-proof', using the world's largest 'quake table'. Photo by Fox News Insider...

Human geography and physical geography
How can one subject include glaciology and the way elections work? Find out about the main division in modern geography. It’s not easy studying an entire...

Geomorphology explained
From mountain ranges to trickling streams, geomorphologists study why the Earth is shaped the way it is. Read on to find out more. Most people learn in...

Geomatics explained
You’ve probably seen geomatics in action, and you’ve almost certainly used it. So what is geomatics? Geomatics is all about gathering geographic information...

Urban geography explained
Geography isn’t all mountains, rivers and soil erosion. It can also be skyscrapers, power grids and motorways. Urban geography is the geographical study...

Oceanography explained
Oceanographers have journeyed under the North Pole, searched shipwrecks and helped make Finding Nemo. But what’s it all about? Oceanography is the part...

Pedology explained
It might be hard to imagine a whole subject dedicated to soil, but that’s exactly what pedology is – and there’s a fascinating world under our feet....

Glaciology Explained
Glaciology is the study of ice and glaciers on the Earth – and beyond. Read on to find out more. The largest store of fresh water on the Earths is the...

Famous geographers: Gerardus Mercator
Before Gerardus Mercator came along, drawing a straight line on a map was harder than you might think. Read on to find out why. Because the world is round...

Palaeogeography explained
The Earth was a very different place millions of years ago. Find out how palaeogeographers look back to the ice age – and beyond. Just like a river...

Tourism geography explained
It might sound like an excuse for a lot of holidays, but tourism geography looks at some serious issues affecting many places on Earth. When you travel...

Climatology explained
Sometimes it feels like the weather is completely random - but climatologists know better. Find out more about the science of climatology Weather and...

Can you still be an explorer?
Now that you can get a satellite map of the world on your phone, it’s hard to believe we still need explorers - but there’s still lots to learn.

Geography and Economics
One might make you think of maps, the other of graphs - but there's a lot of overlap between geography and economics.

Political geography explained
Political geography looks at how governments and countries are affected by their location.

Planetary science explained
Geographers are used to studying the Earth - but what about other planets?