Afghanistan is the most depressed country on Earth

No, depression is not just a type of "affluenza" — poor people in conflict zones are more likely candidates

  • Often seen as typical of rich societies, depression is actually more prevalent in poor, conflict-ridden countries
  • More than one in five Afghans is clinically depressed – a sad world record
  • But are North Koreans really the world's 'fourth least depressed' people?
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Here’s where Israel will land on the moon today

"Beresheet" is first privately-funded space ship ever to make a lunar touchdown

  • Beresheet about to become 21st craft to make soft landing on moon
  • Israel joins China in restarting the 'race to the moon'
  • Interactive map shows timeline, origin and locations of all lunar landings
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How Brexit has changed the mental map of Britain

Artistic and statistic cartography projects show the U.K. divided like never before.

  • Stumbling from one Brexit delay to the next, Britain is paralyzed by its political division.
  • Stark new work by Anish Kapoor reflects on the U.K.'s deep internal divide.
  • "Archipelago maps" show Britons living in two separate countries — much like Americans.
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Where you live in America determines when you’ll die

Two maps show two very different takes on the huge discrepancies in U.S. life expectancy

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  • These maps show strong links between location and life expectancy.
  • Hawaiians live longest, Mississippians die earliest.
  • County-level ranking shows short-life hotspots in Kentucky, long-life ones in Colorado.
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Google Maps apologizes for going rogue in Japan

The navigation tool has placed a school in the sea, among other things.

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  • Google has apologized for the sudden instability of its maps in Japan.
  • Errors may stem from Google's long-time map data provider Zenrin – or from the cancellation of its contract.
  • Speculation on the latter option caused Zenrin shares to drop 16% last Friday.
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This is the best (and simplest) world map of religions

Both panoramic and detailed, this infographic manages to show both the size and distribution of world religions.

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  • At a glance, this map shows both the size and distribution of world religions.
  • See how religions mix at both national and regional level.
  • There's one country in the Americas without a Christian majority – which?
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