It’s about 90 degrees in New York City today. Of course, you wouldn’t know that if you’re trapped in an overly air conditioned office building, but that’s pretty hot for late May. While the temperature should break a little next week, this could be a sign of the summer to come—a new forecast from the National Oceanic…
Summer is coming—and it’s going to be an incredibly, absurdly hot one for America. Except in two states.
The cost of living can vary significantly in the United States depending on where you choose to call home. This map highlights the living wage in each state, which in this case refers to the income needed to support two adults and one child.
Using NASA airborne radar, scientists have shown the degree to which New Orleans and its surrounding areas are sinking each year. Mostly caused by groundwater extraction, it’s yet another disaster in the making.
The First World War began just over a century ago, and in 2017, the United States will begin to commemorate its entry into the conflict. These three maps show the beginning of the end of the war in incredible and beautiful detail.
The USGS has released this new, incredibly detailed map of Mercury. It’s the first time the features on the surface of the planet have been depicted so completely.
Last year, a map of Middle-earth, annotated by Tolkien himself, was unearthed in a copy of a book owned by illustrator Pauline Baynes. The map’s now been purchased by Oxford’s Bodleian Libraries, who very kindly put a full, authorized, version of the full map online, which is sure to be pored over by fans forever and…
iPhone: Google Maps got a handy new update today that adds in an extension so you can quickly check the travel time to your home or work from the Notification Center. It also adds in improved sharing and a night mode toggle.
If the surface of Manhattan were at the height of building rooftops.
A war, at some point in the future, is a nearly inevitable prospect, no matter where you live. That means it’s crucial that you understand not only what it would mean for a war to occur in your area, but also that you understand what you should do if that war does occur.
Some school districts spend more per student than others, and that, as you can imagine, directly affects the resources students and teachers have at each school. This map points out the disparities between school districts in every state.
If you’ve ever wanted to visit the filming locations of movies like Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Ghostbusters, or shows like Game of Thrones and Twin Peaks, this interactive map is for you.
More and more states are passing laws that allow some kind of use, sale, or growing of marijuana. Pennsylvania just passed a medical marijuana bill this weekend, for example. To keep up on the state-by-state status, Legal Templates has created a series of handy maps.
The Japanese government is joining forces with Toyota and Nissan, as well as local map-making companies, in order to include driving information from the manufacturers to help create standardised intelligent maps, reported the Nikkei Daily newspaper.
Android: Google Maps just updated with a ton of tiny but useful changes. Chief among them, the persistent notification you see while using Navigation now has a new look that makes it much easier to tell where you’re going.
How often have you needed to meet up with someone and wished you could find a spot halfway between the two of you? For some reason, this isn’t a standard feature of Google Maps. Instead, MeetWays picks up the slack.
As a kid I spent a lot of time on the Maryland shore. Squinting out across the endless blue expanse, I could have sworn I saw the edge of Portugal once or twice. I was shocked recently to learn that my childhood imagination had it all wrong. (Truly, a first.) With telescopic vision, I wouldn’t see the coast of Europe.…
We look up into our sky and we think what we see there—the stars, the planets, the sun, the moon—is incredible, but it’s just a small fraction of what lies beyond.
The urban aural landscape has a huge impact on our lives—from the roar of traffic and clatter of jackhammer, to the groove of music and lullaby of birdsong. These maps roll that information together to let you explore how cities around the world sound.