This world map is weird — and weirdly accurate Traditional 2-D maps of Earth include major distortions. A new award-winning design, however, makes a world of difference.Created by Hajime Narukawa, the AuthaGraph World Map was recently announced as the winner of the 2016 Good Design Grand Award, one of the most prestigious design awards in Japan. It preserves the proportions of continents and oceans as they're actually arranged on our round planet, yet it's laid out on a 2-D surface.
Justine Damond’s death at the hands of the Minneapolis police raises so many questions
The smallest level we can analyze a population and their political leanings in the U.S. is at the county-by-county level. The claim I’d like to explore here is that 97% of the poorest 100 counties are in Republican States, a claim which apparently originated from a political group called “Occupy Democrats.”
The Happiest Places in America: "After parsing the results from a recent University of Vermont study of geotagged tweets, the Huffington Post has compiled a map showing just how happy — or unhappy — Americans are according to the state they live in. The numbers you see in the above graphic were derived by scoring more than 10,000 words on a positive-negative scale and measuring their frequency in millions of tweets across the United States."
Ever wonder what America would look like if each state were equal in population? An artist and urban planner has redrawn the map of the United States to show what it would look like if the same number of people occupied each state. (Neil Freeman)