It's a web, it's a cloud - it's under attack: how outages reveal the actual shape of the internet
The nearest exoplanet ever has been observed, but not yet seen. Is this what the 'Earth Next Door' looks like?
For Renzo Picasso, could it be that sharing a last name with last century's most famous painter pushed this visionary architect deeper into obscurity?
Buckle up - you're about to find out which US states have the same GDP as entire countries. Frank Jacobs' latest installment of Strange Maps shines a light on the 51 countries that fit within North America's GDP.
Based on World Bank data, Global Finance magazine recently subdivided the world into four income groups. And here are the maps that illustrate the point.
Locate any of the 57 trillion three-by-three-metre squares on Earth with just three words.
This is how the world economy will grow through the year 2024, as predicted by Harvard University's Center for International Development (CID).
Germans are cold and hard. Filipinos are warm and soft. Or is that oversimplifying it?
Best mash-up ever: Pac-Man invades Google Maps.
Unless you're an astronomer, you've probably never heard of an analemma. But even if you are one, this might be the first tutulemma you've ever seen.
Few inhabitants of the world's biggest megacity have any idea of its existence, or of its name. Stretching from Manchester to Milan, the Blue Banana is home to around 100 million people. This is the true Heart of...
Using the location data attached to billions of tweets, these maps indicate where the five best friend words — bro, buddy, dude, fella, and pal — occur most frequently.
No prizes for guessing that English is the world's lingua franca. But how good are the world's other languages at spreading information?
Thanks to Big Data, a new "Science of Cities" is emerging. Urban processes that until now could only be perceived subjectively can finally be quantified. Point in case: two French scientists have developed a...
There is more between heaven and earth than bird migrations and weather fronts. These maps capture the poetic beauty of something utterly mundane and usually invisible: the flight patterns of the planes that bring...
No, this is not an illustrated guide to basket weaving. This is indeed a map. Or to be precise, a cartogram: statistical data presented in a geographic context. Even if in this case that geographic context is very...
This poster cleverly plays on the half-remembered geological truth that the Atlantic Ocean, at some distant point in the past, really was a very narrow body of water.
A New York State of disrepair...
Satellite navigation.... decades before the first satellite
An amazing feat of engineering, but at the cost of much blood and treasure