Where the prime meridian meets the equator, a non-existent island captures our imagination — and our non-geocoded data.
In 100 years, perhaps this map showing humanity clustering around the equator will seem “so 21st century.”
One possible vision of the distant future.
All roads may not lead to Rome, but many of them lead to wealth and prosperity — even 1,500 years after the fall of the Roman Empire.
Wyoming's roads are nine times deadlier than Ireland's. California's road safety is on par with Romania's.
Sweet, bitter, salty, sour. These are the four basic tastes we were taught in grade school. But there is a fifth: umami. And it's everywhere.
True north, magnetic north, and grid north have aligned. There's also a connection to James Bond.
We have a morbid curiosity about nautical disaster stories. The Irish "Wreck Viewer" offers a window into centuries of marine misfortune.
The world’s great whales aren’t just vulnerable where they congregate, but everywhere they roam.
One hundred years ago, a Ukrainian flag flew over Vladivostok and other parts of the “Russian” Far East.
A basement renovation project led to the archaeological discovery of a lifetime: the Derinkuyu Underground City, which housed 20,000 people.
Cold War meets Star Wars in this cut-away of a 1950 “rubber bubble,” the first line of defense against nuclear sneak attack.
You might think it's impossible to run out of wind, but Europe's "wind drought" proves otherwise. And it's only going to get worse.
To clear Scotland’s roads in winter, the local traffic agency employs heavy machinery with punny names. Can you grit and bear it?
A dispute marked by flags and booze has been replaced with an official land border.
A new bridge joins a divided Croatia, but it cuts Bosnia out of Europe — literally and figuratively. A bridge meant to unite also divides.
Urinating in the direction of NATO’s staunchest opponent could cost you $350 or more. For world peace, aim wisely.
When the great American tradition of the road trip meets the great Jewish tradition of the deli, we get the Great American Deli Schlep.
If you want to escape the negativity, head to Kazakhstan.
Starting just about now, leaves start changing color from north to south, high to low, light to dark.
The World Air Quality Index shows how clean your city’s air is, in real time.
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.
There are nearly 100 towns named "Troy."
Total annihilation is a permanent threat.
Thanks to genetics and improving nutrition, denizens of the Western Balkans have surpassed the Dutch in height.