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Mapping Kidnappings in Nigeria (Updated)

<b>Editor’s note (May 16, 3:35 p.m.)</b>: This article contains many errors, some of them fundamental to the analysis.<p>The article repeatedly refers to the …

Africa

The Most Common Languages Spoken in the U.S. After English and Spanish

What's the language that the most Americans speak after English? As you'd probably guess, the second-most common language spoken in the U.S. is …

In Syria, war is woven into childhood

The baby-faced boy waited patiently for his turn at the small ice cream shop, his Kalashnikov balanced precariously over his shoulder. The rifle was pointed down and his hand occasionally cupped the muzzle, far from the proper way to carry a gun.<p>He stood just a few inches taller than the wafer …

Coffee or Tea?

<i>Credit: The Economist's Graphic Detail</i><p>Are you in a coffee country or a tea country? That's the question today's map attempts to answer.<p>As Pew …

Rhode Island

36 maps that will make you see the world in completely new ways

The internet has led to a renaissance in mapmaking, with thousands of interactive, illustrated, informational, or just plain silly maps being …

This is What Happens When Americans are Asked to Label Europe and Brits are Asked to Label the US

At the end of last year, the BuzzFeed team asked students and co-workers to label a map. Those in the UK were asked to label a map of the United …

Medical Maps: Sidney Carney maps of major diseases

<i>The Vault is</i> <b>Slate</b><i>'s history blog. Like us on</i> <i>Facebook</i><i>, follow us on Twitter</i> <i>@slatevault</i><i>, and find us on</i> <i>Tumblr.</i> <i>Find out more about what this space is</i> …

Want to live in nerd paradise? Head to this state

Real-estate site Estately has ranked the nation from most to least nerd-dense and concluded that "rural western states are prime habitat for nerds."<p>I wouldn't say I'm a hard-core nerd, but I definitely lean that way. Yet I come from one of the least nerdy states in America (New York) and currently …

Real Estate

Global Earthquake Animation: January - April 2014

[Map Monday] Your timezone is broken

Fascinated by Spanish tradition, and how people in that country have dinner far later than usual, Google engineer Stefano Maggiolo has put together a …

Map of The Most Popular Countries in the World

South Africa

Same-Sex Marriage Decision in Utah Could Go All the Way to the Supreme Court This Fall

A case in Utah could be the first leg­al chal­lenge to same-sex mar­riages bans at the state level to make it to the U.S. Su­preme Court this fall.<p>A …

LGBTQI

Exploring regional listening preferences

In previous posts we looked at how gender and age can affect listening preferences. Today we take a look at how the location of a listener may affect …

After Seeing This Map, You'll Never Look At Your State The Same Way Again

Americans are often quick to notice the ways in which foreign countries are different from the U.S. while overlooking some of ways -- both good and bad -- we're more alike than we realize.<p><i>(Story continues below)</i><p>"We sort of think of <i>other</i> parts of the world as being poor," Estately blogger Ryan …

Lightning strikes per km²/year

Earth Wind Map - beautiful, delicate and - oh so revealing

by Sail-World Cruising round-up on 17 Feb 2014<p>The Earth Wind Map - a work in progress SW<p><b>The Earth Wind Map is an amazing project to visualize global</b> …

Sailing

The Great British food map: find a pot of marmite anywhere in the world

The new interactive map shows expats exactly where they can find their favourite foods<p>A new online map aims to provide every British expat with the way to find their nearest British food shop.<p>The map uses Google’s powerful maps interface, meaning that users are able not just to look at the …

Food (UK)

How the north ended up on top of the map

Flickr<p>There is nothing inevitable or intrinsically correct — not in geographic, cartographic or even philosophical terms — about the north being represented as up, because up on a map is a human construction, not a natural one. Some of the very earliest Egyptian maps show the south as up, …

Map: The Countries That Feel the Most Love in the World

Where is the love? The Philippines, apparently.<p>This week, in honor of Valentine's Day, the Philippine government sponsored mass-wedding ceremonies for hundreds of couples. It seemed fitting for a country that marked Valentine's Day 10 years ago by setting a world record for the number of couples …

MAPS: The Most Popular Winter Olympic Sport In Every Country

Facebook<p>Facebook put together this cool map of the most talked about Winter Olympic sports in every country during the first week of the …

Skiing

National Scenic Trails Added to Washington State Maps

Newly released US Topo maps for Washington now feature segments of the Pacific Crest and Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trails. Several of the …

Why did this non-existent town show up on maps of New York?

Up until the 1990s, many maps of New York situated the tiny town of Agloe just north of Roscoe in the Catskill Mountains. The problem? Agloe, New …

Maps

If Cities Were Mapped By Their Social Media Tags

Available to Premium &<br>Purple Members<p>Want a day of IRL PSFK inspiration? Come to our CXI 2018 conference!<p>That’s right, before you start filling up …