A cartogram makes it easy to compare regional and national GDPs at a glance.
Thomas Baldwin's Airopaidia (1786) includes the earliest sketches of the earth from a balloon.
ExtendNY stretches the Big Apple's gridiron all across the globe – with some bizarre effects
A "seafood mafia" is plying the waters between India and Sri Lanka to satisfy China's appetite for an increasingly rare delicacy.
A 19th-century surveying mistake kept lumberjacks away from what is now Minnesota's largest patch of old-growth trees.
Ancient corridors below the French capital have served as its ossuary, playground, brewery, and perhaps soon, air conditioning.
The unique light signatures of nautical beacons translate into hypnotic cartography.
Six denominations share the Holy Sepulcher, but not all between them is peace and love.
Without the now-obscure land investment affair, Georgia might have been a "super state."
An artificial island in the North Sea is the biggest building project ever in Danish history - and could pave the way for many more.
James Gillray's 'plumb-pudding' caricature is "probably the most famous political cartoon of all time."
The European currency features buildings that didn't exist, until Spijkenisse made them in concrete
Circle spoofing is an advanced form of GPS manipulation – but nobody knows exactly how, or why.
First drawn in 1935, Hu Line illustrates persistent demographic split – how Beijing deals with it will determine the country's future.
Legendary cartoonist John Groth's pictorial map captures LA's film factories in their Golden Age.
Despite overall increase over the past 20 years, share of women in science and engineering falls in some European countries
Already 14 billion miles from the Sun, Voyager 1 is speeding away at 38,000 mph.
For a purely binary choice, wearing a ring either on the left or right hand can say a lot about the wearer.