One woman's decision to end her life has a large segment of Americans rethinking their stances on assisted suicide.
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The quadratic formula isn't just something that teachers use to torture algebra students. The Babylonians once used it to calculate taxes.
The 2021 Quality of Government Index shows how much trust the citizens of Europe place in each other and in their elected politicians.
Discovered in 1900, the Saint-Bélec slab languished unrecognized in a castle basement for over a century.
The rock, found in the Sahara, likely comes from a long-lost baby protoplanet.
This map of Europe's 20 most populous islands holds a few surprises and unlocks a truckload of trivia.
Research suggests dog ownership may improve heart health, decrease depression, and even help you live longer.
Isogloss cartography shows diversity, richness, and humour of the French language
Lauren Miranda sent a nude selfie to a boyfriend years ago. Somehow one of her students discovered it.
If conjoined twins are forced to get along and share... so can a divided America.
Name one French coastline. Great. Now name another. Can't? Here are all 36.
The highest concentration in Europe of places named after saints? Galicia, in Spain.
The Tour is both the oldest and most popular of the world's major cycling races. The Tour has been to Holland more often than it has been to Corsica.
On the map, the changing fortunes of French baby boys' names look like battles in a weird, unreported war.
'Tis the season for cartographic overindulgence.
New word of the day: equipopulous. Country A is equipopulous to country B if it has the same number of inhabitants. This map shows what a European Union with 28 […]
Cuddly toys, ripped to pieces. Their limbs and tails, snouts and eyepatches strung up and nailed to a museum wall. Teddy bears and their furry friends are supposed to be […]
Among the many things about America that the American Civil War changed was its art. Painting and sculpture simply couldn’t be the same. In these sesquicentennial years, every aspect of […]
This year's winner of the Google Science Fair is 17 year-old Brittany Wenger, who has coded a cloud-based computer program to think like the human brain and locate malignant tumors.
I usually write optimistic posts. This is going to be a scary one. I apologize in advance. While I was in Columbus last month, I mentioned the furnace-like heat. Well, […]
George Soros last Sunday blamed Angela Merkel for the euro crisis – and gave her three months to fix it. Speaking at the 7th Festival of Economics in Trento (Italy), […]
I’m still not sure what Pinterest is for , but scrolling a recommended collection of maps on the site, I couldn’t help but notice that the number of cartographic tattoos […]
–Guest post by Brittany Noble, American University graduate student. The digital age continues to change news media and the way the public receives information. As a leading example, Americans are […]
Everybody, meet Kergolus. This little furry thing is a geo-mascot, shaped like the territory it symbolises. Top marks if you’re able to guess which territory that is, either by the […]
The ship has been a popular metaphor for statecraft since at least the Ancient Greeks. The ‘ship of state’ was mentioned by Aeschylus in Seven Against Thebes (467 BC), and […]
This semester in the sophomore-level course I teach on “Communication and Society,” we spent several weeks examining the many ways that individuals and groups are using the internet to alter […]
Despite the levelling force of the Revolution, France is still very diverse - often in weird and surprising ways
Marge Simpson probably is the world’s best-known octodactylous (1) housewife. With her distinctive blue beehive hairdo, she is an instantly recognisable fixture on The Simpsons, the animated sitcom now in […]
n As discussed before on this blog, electoral maps have a strange tendency to transmit more than the results of a political horse-race. They often serve as quirky memorials of […]