Turns out most cities aren't as geometrically tidy as their transportation departments want you to think!
Nothing is more exciting to Europe and perplexing to outsiders than the annual Eurovision Song Contest. Google News Labs worked with a data journalist to predict this year's winner and generate a map that represents each country's equal voting power.
In 13 counties across the U.S., Americans can now expect to die younger than their parents did. And the eight counties with the largest declines in life expectancy since 1980 are all in the state of Kentucky.
Just north of Greenland, an old map shows a small, hook-shaped island labeled "Crocker Land" with the words "Seen By Peary, 1906" printed just below.
Over the past 40 years (thanks to deregulation in the beer industry) the number of breweries in America expanded from a post-prohibition low of under 100, to over 5,000 in 2016. Where is that growth the fastest?
If Marine Le Pen wins the French presidency and moves to renegotiate France's membership with the EU, at least we'll have lots of groan-worthy puns!
The first thing to note is that almost nowhere in the country is it cheapest to build a new coal plant.
An atlas of 44 world maps examines the relationship between fast-growing cities and the world’s most precious ecological hotspots.
There are legitimate reasons why congressional districts can end up looking a little funky after a redrawing process — to know if there's nefarious intent, you've got to be aware of more than just a district's shape.
The district just dumped the Mercator Projection, to much fanfare. But is its replacement really better?
To a large degree, the story of American income growth over the past 25 years can be told by two states: Texas and New York.
It would certainly make meetings at the UN a lot weirder.
Agloe was designed by the General Drafting Co. as a copyright trap — and when Rand McNally released a map that featured Agloe, General thought the trap had worked. Except Agloe had somehow come into existence after the original map was made.
The four color theorem states there are no maps that need five colors. In order to test that claim, mathematicians had to stop thinking about maps and start thinking about networks. They also had to stop doing the thinking themselves.
There's no official, agreed-upon set of rules for what constitutes a continent. A big part of it has to do with how residents see themselves — so in a way, Greenlanders choose to be seen as people from one big island.
Droughts, floods, tornadoes? If you like coastal living or verdant fields, you may be sad to hear what's in store for 2100 AD.
Research shows that many airlines have chosen to remove Israel from their route maps.
Where did syphilis come from? If you asked a Frenchman back in the day, he'd tell you it was the Italian Disease — while an Italian would insist it was actually the French Disease (as would a Spaniard). And so it went on and on, as illustrated by this hilarious map showing what syphilis was called before it was known as "syphilis":
There are roughly 30 million flights and 2.8 billion air passengers every year. This impressive visualization is a cool way to sort through that mass of data.
If you're in the eastern half of the US, you may have noticed that the sun has been shining, your nose might be itching and the cherry blossoms have been blooming a little ahead of schedule. It feels like spring is here, but could it really be?
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