According to these studies, it's not always where you'd think.
If you're looking to make a quick buck (or a billion), consider going into finance or starting a multinational retail super company.
It's not a pretty picture.
One of Rome's great achievements was its system of roads that criss-crossed Europe and, as the empire grew, Northern Africa and the Middle East — including 50,000 miles of paved roads. But what would it look like as a subway map?
Not only does a misspelling of "porn" dominate the country (it's four letters, you guys), apparently tons of people are also going to Pornhub.com and searching for... porn.
Statistician John P. Wymer set out to document every inch of the city in 1948. Now a young historian is trying to get his work online.
"Suspicious," we get. But "nanny"?
It's cool to see how much Google Maps has changed over the past year. But it's also surprising to see how little Apple Maps has changed.
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.
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