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The North Star And Mercator’s Map

European explorers like Christopher Columbus navigated the seas guided by the North Star, but it was the 16th Century geographer Gerardus Mercator, whose 1569 world map provided contemporary knowle...

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Maps have ‘north’ at the top, but it could’ve been different

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When we look at the Earth from outside the solar system, the idea of it being in any particular direction seems less obvious, as there are no poles or signposts to provide any directional perspecti...

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  • According to psychologists, people associate positivity with something above them(north) and negativity with something beneath them(south).
  • Cities and countries below the proverbial eq...

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