What if, instead of steadily rising until they kill us, our planet's oceans were slowly draining until they killed us?
If you're like us, you probably have no idea exactly how many of your neighbors — or fellow Americans, for that matter — have unpaid debts. A cool new interactive map from the Urban Institute is here to help.
The largest known world map of its time — made of 60 individual sheets — can finally be seen as the mapmaker intended.
Recent mathematical proof shows that, paradoxically, voting districts sometimes need to exhibit bizarre shape in order to avoid the appearance of partisan gerrymandering.
These intricate, curious maps were supposed to be destroyed. The ones that remain reveal a fascinating portrait of how the USSR monitored the world.
A new study maps digital-skilled jobs across industries, metro areas, and demographic groups, revealing deep divides.
The region's "chemical genies" of the early 20th century were heralded as reaching into the future to create a more abundant life for all. Instead, they deprived future generations of their health and well-being.
You can tell which country used to own which part of the US simply by how the lands were surveyed and allocated.
How happy, healthy, and secure are Americans? A Gallup survey reveals how Americans from different states rate their well-being.
A set of sparsely populated islands has ensnared world powers in conflicts for centuries.
We finally have a map of Earth's former surface, which now resides in the mantle.
How did one line produce two very different worlds?
When Hurricane Harvey ripped through Hitchcock, Texas, in August, it wasn’t just pummeled by nature. The town of 7,300, just across the bay from Galveston, was also the victim of a bad map.
The Southern Poverty Law Center’s Intelligence Project, which tracks hate groups, has its work cut out for it.
Self-driving cars have sparked a "billion dollar war over maps," but the cars are the most boring thing about it. How do machine intelligences read and write the world?
Forget latitude and longitude — how about how long it takes you to get there?
Today the amount of cities in the United States of America with more than a million residents is a double digit number. But all of those cities — as well as all the cities smaller than them — had to start at zero.
Obviously driving in circles doesn't count. What are the two points farthest apart that you can drive to? You better buckle up, it'll be a while.
Hundreds of thousands of people live in flood-prone cities like Houston, Miami, New Orleans, Tampa Bay and New York. Here’s what 500-year floods look like, or could look like, in those cities.
On losing oneself in the geography of fantasy worlds, from Middle Earth to Westeros.
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