All big cities have rats, but Paris seems to have a more serious rodent problem than most.
Soccer is not a matter of life and death. It's much more important than that. And the FIFA World Cup even more so.
The world's newest land, created by Hawaii's volcanic outburst, already has an owner.
This is what the world will look like, 250 million years from now
In most countries around the world, some jobs are by law reserved for men only and forbidden for women.
Each year, lightning kills 24,000 people around the world. These maps show which regions get hit more than others.
Could social graphing be a way to find the 'Holy Grail' of successful movie writing?
West Virginia and Mississippi are at the bottom of the educational attainment table and Massachusetts is the state with the highest share of Bachelor's degree holders - beaten only by the District of Columbia
For urban exploration with an ironic twist, go 'bag' all 32 London Borough Tops
Just how equal in size are the populations of Europe and North America?
A rare counter-example to the flood of Temperance maps, this Prohibition-era chart celebrates alcohol in its many forms
Thought experiment: What if you graft Israel's borders onto the San Francisco Bay Area?
You can get a pizza even in Pyongyang. But is it Italian?
What’s Eminem doing in Missouri? Kanye West in Georgia? And Wiz Khalifa in, of all places, North Dakota?
The 'Great Polish Map of Scotland' is the coolest map story you've never heard of.
These sober maps have a chilling topic: the prevalence of lynchings throughout the U.S. from 1930 to 1938.
A map of the coming divorce between Left and Right America.
The Saudi blockade of its tiny neighbour Qatar could soon change the very geography of the region.
You think the collapse of the Soviet Union was chaotic? You should have seen the start.
Three-quarters of tree species common in the eastern U.S. have moved their population centres westward over the last 30 years – an effect not predicted by assumptions about global warming.