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This incredible map shows the undersea cables that keep the internet alive — and security services are worried Russia could cut them

This map shows how the huge, complicated network of undersea cables which keep the internet running is spread around the world.<p>The map, by telecom analytics company TeleGeography, uses coloured lines to show how there are many hundreds of fibre optic cables running under the world's oceans.<p>It shows …

Robots

Explore Your Favorite Movie Worlds Through Beautiful, Hand-Painted Maps

See the geography and plots of Star Wars, Princess Bride, Lord of the Rings and more laid out from start to finish on these hand-painted maps.<p>Illustrating everything that happens in an action adventure movie like <i>Star Trek</i> on one page is like playing Tetris, according to artist Andrew DeGraff, who …

These Time-Lapse Maps That Show How Much The World Has Changed In The Last 30 Years Are Completely Jarring

Earth Engine brings together trillions of scientific measurements dating back over 40 years, and Google gives researchers, scientists, and nations the tools to analyze this data to detect changes and trends.<p>Using Landsat satellite imagery from 1984 to 2012, the team was able to create half a dozen …

Google Earth

The Top 100 RPGs of All Time

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Tim Cook: 'We Don't Buy' the Need to Give Up Privacy for AI

During today's fourth quarter 2016 earnings call, Apple CEO Tim Cook was asked about Siri, artificial intelligence, home assistants vs. mobile assistants, and balancing AI with security, which led to some interesting new insights into Siri's popularity and Apple's privacy stance.<p>According to Cook, …

Intense 360° video takes you for a quick jaunt to Mars

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to set foot on the red planet? Of course you have.<p>Today's your lucky day: A new 360° video brings …

The First Photo of Earth From Space Was Taken 70 Years Ago Today

The camera that snapped the photo was launched on a German V-2 rocket seized from the Nazis after the end of World War II.<p>More than a decade before the launch of Sputnik 1, the first artificial satellite, scientists at the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico launched a camera on top of a Nazi …

This is what a world map looks like when scaled according to population size

RECONSTRUCTING MAPS based on different variables can be super helpful for understanding the world form a different perspective. A new cartogram by …

Population

Remember That Time the US Thought About Nuking the Moon?

In 1958, at the height of the Cold War, the Air Force thought that exploding a nuclear device on the moon would inspire America and show the Russians who was boss.<p><b>Get the VICE App on iOS and Android</b><p>To this day, it's unclear who first had the idea to nuke the moon. As with a lot of ideas hatched at …

Cold War

A Map Of Public Transit All Across America

In releasing a national public transit map, the U.S. DOT hopes to draw attention to those places where options are lacking.<p>Transport is a key factor in whether someone rises out of poverty or stays there. When a person’s commute time is longer, they don’t have a car, and there’s no decent transit, …

Urban Design

Open Streets are coming to Detroit

There will be dancing in the streets<p>A couple months ago, we told you about the idea phase of Open Streets in Detroit, and now in just a few short weeks, we’ll see it become a reality.<p>On Sunday, September 25 and Sunday, October 2 from 12-5, Michigan Avenue and West Vernor Highway will be closed to …

Moon's Birth May Have Vaporized Most of Earth, Study Shows

The massive collision that created the moon may have vaporized most of the early Earth, according to a new analysis of samples collected during the …

22 maps that explain America

At Business Insider, we love maps. There is no better way to convey data about people and places than with a map.<p>To that end, we've put together 22 maps that explain various economic, social, demographic, and linguistic aspects of the United States of America. Check them out.<p><i>Rob Wile contributed to</i> …

Demographics

The Ultimate Michigan Waterfalls Road Trip is Right Here - And You'll Want To Do It

We start our journey here in Ironwood Township, a short distance from the Wisconsin border. These falls are part of the Black River Scenic Byway.<p>Also …

Hiking

Map of the world if the axis powers won WWII and expanded to the rest of the world

The world as 100 people over the last 200 years.<p>Europeans are divided along ideological lines in their views of the EU, but this division is not a …

United Nations

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3D map of US population density. More population density maps

The world as 100 people over the last 200 years.<p>Europeans are divided along ideological lines in their views of the EU, but this division is not a …

Geography

Percentage of Americans in 2015 who do not have health insurance.

The world as 100 people over the last 200 years.<p>Europeans are divided along ideological lines in their views of the EU, but this division is not a …

Health Care

MSNBC shows - and accepts! - The Map That Lies

I have in the past comprehensively debunked The Map That Lies, the ubiquitous piece of lying propaganda that Israel haters like to use to push their …

Internal Revenue Service

New map confirms 4 Milky Way arms

Although we can’t see it from the outside, astronomers know our galaxy has an overall spiral structure. For years, they’ve been trying to pin down …

Cosmology

5 Undelivered Speeches That Would Have Changed the Course of History

1. “In Event of Moon Disaster”<p>As the world nervously waited for Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin to land on the moon, Nixon speechwriter William Safire …

Mary Magdalene

Arthur C. Clarke Predicts the Future in 1964

In 1964, author Sir Arthur C. Clarke (best known for <i>2001</i>) was asked to predict the future 50 years hence. As a science fiction author, he was pretty …

The Twilight Zone

<b>This story originally appeared in print in the November 2014 issue of mental_floss magazine. Subscribe to our print edition here, and our iPad</b> …

E.coli

Do You Use Only 10% of Your Brain?

<i>We may be biased, but we think the human brain is pretty special. All this week, mentalfloss.com is celebrating this miracle organ with a heap of</i> …

Easter Basket

100-Year-Old Color Photos of Pre-Revolution Russia

If you've ever wondered what Russia looked like shortly before the revolution but aren't satisfied with black and white photos, you owe Sergei …

Ian Fleming