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Each week on TestTubePlus, we pick one topic and cover it from multiple angles. This week's subject is borders and boundaries. Why do we create them? How have they evolved over history? What, if any, good have they done? To start things off, Trace looks back at why country borders were actually a good thing. Today he discusses the evolution of borders.
Borders are constantly evolving, expanding, and shrinking. They get changed for every reason under the sun. There are political/social reasons, like: invasion, secession, religious changes... Think about the Holy Land: it's borders are in dispute constantly.
Sometimes borders change because resource acquisition occurs. Say someone discovers gold over yonder... Sometimes agreements are misunderstood or surveying errors are made. Technology has made improvements, but when we map something, we are taking a 3D space and putting on a 2D map. Take the Four Corners in the mid-west U.S.: where (supposedly) Arizona, New Mexico, Utah and Colorado meet, The actual location is nowhere near where the monument is. According to United States National Geodetic Survey, actually more than 1,000 feet east of the four corners monument.
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Chimps Engage in 'War' for Turf (Discovery News)
"Chimpanzees kill their neighbors in order to acquire territory, new research shows. Chimps are our closest primate relatives, so the behavior could help to explain why humans sometimes conduct lethal raids."
Why border lines drawn with a ruler in WW1 still rock the Middle East (BBC)
"A map marked with crude chinagraph-pencil in the second decade of the 20th Century shows the ambition - and folly - of the 100-year old British-French plan that helped create the modern-day Middle East."