This is a beautiful, and detailed map of the most influential fast food chains at each point
August 28, 2012 | By Rose Eveleth
Straddling the seam between the Eurasian and Arabian tectonic plates, Iran has a history plagued with earthquakes
August 15, 2012 | By Colin Schultz
In 2025, chances are you'll live in one of these cities. Today, chances are you haven't heard of some of them
August 14, 2012 | By Colin Schultz
Tim De Chant's Per Square Mile answers through infographics: How much land would 7 billion people need to live like the people of these countries?
August 09, 2012 | By Rachel Nuwer
In one click, the drifting lines and changing colors take you through 170 years of history.
August 03, 2012 | By Colin Schultz
Using aerial surveys, US geographers map the mineral resources found on Afghanistan's rocky surface.
July 23, 2012 | By Rose Eveleth
Three hundred meters below the arid landscape of northern Namibia researchers have discovered a source of fresh water, enough to match the region's current water demand for up to 400 years.
July 20, 2012 | By Colin Schultz
Death Valley, California set an unusual new record last week matching the hottest low temperature ever recorded on Earth.
July 18, 2012 | By Colin Schultz
Tucked away in a geometry book at the Munich University Library, researchers found a 500-year old map of the new world, and one of the first to bear the name America.
July 03, 2012 | By Colin Schultz
One hundred million years ago, the coastline of North America was drastically different than it is now. First off, the precursors of the Rocky Mountains, stretching from the tip of Alaska to Central America, were their own island, separated from the eastern states by the ocean. Florida was under water, as was much of Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana. And this ancient coastline, giving birth to the Deep South since the waters receded, could swing this year's election.
June 28, 2012 | By Colin Schultz
Two obscure 16th-century German scholars named the American continent and changed the way people thought about the world
December 2009 | By Toby Lester
Geographer Christopher Burn explains why permafrost is thawing
January 28, 2008 | By Anne Casselman