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Mapping the Smells of the City!

On looking for some ‘left-field’ geographical articles to read  I came across this article about an academic attempting to create a ‘smellscape’ city map. As the researcher reported during the news article: “We spend most of our time walking around, we

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5 Million Pieces of Lego Lost at Sea!

As an avid beach walker, just thought I’d share this! Way back in 1997 the container ship ‘Tokio Express’, on route to New York City, was hit by a large wave off Lands End (U.K.) that caused 62 containers to

Live Webcams from ISS Space Station, Lanzarote Airport & Manhattan USA.

Invitation to the City will regularly trawl the net to bring you a selection of Live CityCams from around the world, & from Space! I just find it amazing that with a few clicks on my keyboard I can observe

The Problem with Plastic Continued …

Whilst taking a walk on a local pier recently, I came across these 2 pieces of artwork which serve as a reminder of the dangers to humankind & our natural world caused by plastic pollution in our seas. As the Sky

Nasa meets the Clangers! Collecting moon rock is boring, have some Blue String Pudding instead!

With the Neil Armstrong biopic ‘First Man’ pulling in the crowds in cinemas, I just couldn’t resist blogging about a classic children’s T.V. series, the Clangers which ran from 1969 – 1972. This episode, The Rock Collector, still makes me

How to teach Lunar Geology: Professor Lee Silver in ‘Galileo Was Right’.

I’ve watched this media clip taken from the HBO miniseries: ‘From the Earth to the Moon’ many times. Apart from learning more about lunar geology, as a former teacher, this clip of Professor Lee Silver leading the Apollo 15 prime

Yes we do have earthquakes in the British Isles!

Yes we do have earthquakes in the U.K. was the answer I gave when asked the question a few weeks ago. But I had no idea how frequent they were. A quick online search led me to the British Geological

Perhaps the best April Fools prank of all time? The Swiss Spaghetti Harvest.

With April Fools day fast approaching I had a little look on YouTube & came across a prank broadcast by the BBC in 1957. Titled the Swiss Spaghetti Harvest, the Panorama presenter Richard Dimbleby reported that a very mild winter

Live aircraft tracking.

Living and working in a busy town or city means you are pretty used to seeing and hearing airliners registered in many countries flying overhead. Flightradar24.com is a real time, flight tracking service which attracts 24 million visits each month.