10 Amazing Sights Discovered Over Google Earth

There’s a digital satellite at your fingertips you can use for free. Let’s explore some amazing Google Earth stories!

This might be the most accurate map of the world

It looks strange, but it’s really accurate.

Detailed new map of human brain reveals almost 100 new regions

Just like space, the human brain has plenty of uncharted territory.

Our species’ journey to 7 billion people, in one map

Some 2,000 years ago, there were only 170 million people in the whole planet. How did we get to 7 billion?

Scientists reveal the first ever digital geologic map of Alaska

Scientists working at the United States Geological Survey (USGS) have released the first ever digital geologic map of Alaska.

What the Roman Empire looked like at its prime in one glorious map

Stretch above is one of the most interesting maps of the Roman Empire ever made, all carted in detail using modern computational techniques. It shows what the great empire used to look like during its period of maximum expansion under the reign of Septimius Severus, about 211 CE. As you can notice, the Romans’ domain covered much of Europe, from the Atlantic to the Ural Mountains and from modern day Scotland to the Sahara or the Arabian Golf.

A new, beautifully detailed geological map of Mars

Geological maps can be awesome here on Earth, but when we have geological maps of extraterrestrial bodies… that’s when we get really excited.

Geopicture of the Week: Brilliant new high-resolution maps of the Moon released

If you’ve ever wanted to plan a hiking trip on the Moon, now you have the perfect opportunity: a gorgeous pair of new lunar maps – the Image Mosaic and Topographic Maps of the Moon – is now available online for everyone to see and download. To me, it’s mind blowing that we have so high quality maps of the Moon – it’s

Map of Ocean Acidification Paints Dire Picture

Pollution talks are often about the atmopshere, but we tend to foger that the most part of the pollution goes into the oceans. About a quarter of the carbon dioxide emitted by humans ends up in the seas, which causes them to become more acidic, significantly altering the oceanic environment on which corals, fish, and ultimately, we depend on.

The most obese countries in the world

It’s painfully true by this point that we have a global obesity problem. Over the past 20 years, obesity rates have more than doubled, now including over a billion adults. The World Health Organization (WHO) has now released its global report card on obesity. See what countries are “in red” below:   The first thing you see on this map is

Making sense of the world in 14 Maps

These maps will help you put the present state of affairs in the world into perspective.

People of color: the majority of Americans by 2042

According to a recent research published by Policylink, an US research institute which aims ‘to advance economic and social equity’ in the nation,  the majority of the American population in 2050 will be of color. In the report, dubbed Prosperity 2050, the authors outline how the startling increase in discrepancies between wealth and social status between demographics could pose dire

Map of countries officially not using the metric system

Prepare to be amazed: That’s right, the three countries which are not using the metric system are Liberia, Myanmar and of course… the United States of America. Why is the United States so keen on preserving the imperial system? In short, Americans don’t hate the metric system – they hate change, just like the rest of world. But in an ever-connected world,

Extremely rare 400 year old map shows China as the center of the world

Well despite what many people might think, Hollywood isn’t and never was the center of the world (hopefully, it won’t be in the future either). But on this map (and probably, not only there) China is depicted as the center of the world, while the Americas are also sketched, Florida being represented as the “Land of Flowers”. It was drawn