Mapping Lactase Tolerance

Lactose Tolerance Map

Lactase, the enzyme that allows individuals to digest lactose–a sugar found in dairy products–is, for the most part, on the evolutionary decline.

When Americans Try To Place European Countries On A Map

Despite the fact that the United States has spent over a decade in Afghanistan and Iraq, a 2006 National Geographic study reveals that a depressing majority of Americans from the ages 18 to 24 were unable to find either country on a map. And as the following maps suggest, our knowledge of European geography is equally dismal.

World Population Growth In GIF Form

World Population Growth

As birth rates in North America and Europe remain stagnant, sub-Saharan Africa’s only continues to grow. Due to high fertility rates and improved and expanded access to medical care, the region stands to double in size from 1.1 to 2.4 billion people in 2050, all things constant.

The Diverse Ancestry Of The United States

Ancestry Map

Thanksgiving is just around the corner; and if you’re about to binge on carbohydrates, sodium and fats, thank your ancestors–not the South Beach Diet cookbook you bought and plan on opening this coming Friday. Does your heritage align with this map?

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