In 100 years, perhaps this map showing humanity clustering around the equator will seem “so 21st century.”
Where the prime meridian meets the equator, a non-existent island captures our imagination — and our non-geocoded data.
Wyoming's roads are nine times deadlier than Ireland's. California's road safety is on par with Romania's.
The world’s great whales aren’t just vulnerable where they congregate, but everywhere they roam.
We have a morbid curiosity about nautical disaster stories. The Irish "Wreck Viewer" offers a window into centuries of marine misfortune.
A basement renovation project led to the archaeological discovery of a lifetime: the Derinkuyu Underground City, which housed 20,000 people.
One hundred years ago, a Ukrainian flag flew over Vladivostok and other parts of the “Russian” Far East.
Average waiting time for hitchhikers in Ireland: Less than 30 minutes. In southern Spain: More than 90 minutes.
Cold War meets Star Wars in this cut-away of a 1950 “rubber bubble,” the first line of defense against nuclear sneak attack.
To clear Scotland’s roads in winter, the local traffic agency employs heavy machinery with punny names. Can you grit and bear it?
The World Air Quality Index shows how clean your city’s air is, in real time.
A dispute marked by flags and booze has been replaced with an official land border.
Urinating in the direction of NATO’s staunchest opponent could cost you $350 or more. For world peace, aim wisely.
This might help you make it to the end of Herman Melville’s 19th century classic.
Two mounds of rice and a tiny flag in a sea of curry is enough to re-heat an old territorial conflict.
Starting just about now, leaves start changing color from north to south, high to low, light to dark.
Using the Book of Mormon as a sacred but ambiguous atlas, the Latter-day Saints have been looking for the lost city of Zarahemla for decades.
ExtendNY stretches the Big Apple's gridiron all across the globe – with some bizarre effects
This representation of the Bamum kingdom is a rare example of early 20th-century indigenous African cartography.
The 'People Map of the United States' zooms in on America's obsession with celebrity
Presidential gravesites are spread out “democratically” — but this is more by accident than design.
This world map shows how the rest of the world LOLs. In France, you MDR; in China, you 23333.