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?
How to stop mass shootings? Maps speak louder than words.
There's a very curious link between topography and personality.
An interesting point in case are the twin maps of Africa shown here, one of the spread of Islam, the other the spread of AIDS. Beware of the map that is too straightforward and simple.
Joy Division's iconic "soundscape" was designed by a Cornell University astronomer.
The rough beauty of the American West seems as far as you can get from the polished corridors of power in Washington DC.
One corner of the animal kingdom is immune from extinction: the monsters that thrive in our imagination (and on this map).
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.
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?
It would have taken geology millions of years to move and mould land masses to the degree suggested here. It took cartography less than a hundred years, from the mid-17th to the mid-18th century.
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...
Eilert Sundt must have had a busy, happy week. As the president of the Norwegian Cartozoological Society, Mr Sundt probably is the world’s most prominent ambassador of the obscure discipline of cartozoology (1)....
One supercontinent, ringing the equator
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.
If extraterrestrials were monitoring American television, here's what they would be watching. In the Fomalhaut system, for example, maybe everybody's crazy about Miami Vice.
“If you have to ask for slaw on a hot dog, it’s not a true West Virginia hot dog”
Satellite navigation.... decades before the first satellite
An amazing feat of engineering, but at the cost of much blood and treasure