When it comes to music, do you prefer going with the classics like Neil Young or listening to new artists like Wiz Khalifa? Your answer may be a good indication of where you live, or where you ought to live. This map by Paul Lamere explores music listening preferences by regions across the States. Lamere… Continue reading What’s the Most Popular Band in Your State?
Scientists hope to unlock secrets behind the formation and evolution of our home galaxy by creating the most detailed 3-D star chart ever assembled. Gaia is Europe’s new Milky Way Galaxy mapping-mission using the latest telescope technology to see the universe unlike ever before. Each star is plotted with information gathered about its position, distance,… Continue reading Astronomers Plan to Create the Most Detailed 3-D Chart Ever of the Nearest Billion Stars
What’s your favorite TV show? A modern hit like Breaking Bad or True Blood? While my favorite show to watch right now might be the Game of Thrones, here in Pennsylvania The Office is huge. But in places like New York and New Jersey, old classics like Seinfeld and The Sopranos still reign supreme. So… Continue reading This Map Shows You the Most Popular TV Show in Every State
When’s the last time you’ve actually physically walked into a bookstore? Or seen an encyclopedia or dictionary for that matter? The Internet has changed everything, from how we consume our news, find directions and even communicate, now all online. Long gone are the nostalgic items of the pre-existing Internet era like quality, penmanship and good… Continue reading The Alphabet of the Technical Obsolete [COMIC]
As we know, credit and debt has been a sensitive issue for many in the U.S. since the recession started in 2008. In an effort to asses credit health and debt in 2013, Experian has provided us with a digestible way to visualize the average debt and credit scores in the largest metropolitan areas of… Continue reading U.S. Debt and Credit by State: Miami Ranks Worst Credit of Major Metropolitan Cities
As Thankgiving approaches many of us are set to travel home and visit friends and family. But the adventure doesn’t have to stop there with the annual holiday vacation. One of the great ways to achieve happiness in life is to keep things spontaneous and constantly look to learn and see new things. Having a… Continue reading Seven Steps to Becoming a Spontaneous World Explorer
Using images from the NASA/U.S. Geological Survey Landsat 7 satellite, researchers from the University of Maryland and Google were able to map how the world’s forests have changed since 2000. The enormous computing feat produced the world’s first highly zoomable global deforestation map, enabling us to see where deforestation is taking place at the fastest… Continue reading See How the World’s Forests Have Changed Over Time With the First Detailed Global Deforestation Maps
Last week we brought you the United States of Booze map, where we celebrated the most popular beer or liquor from each of the 50 states. But what if we zoomed out from that map to find the most popular booze around the world? The Logo Company did just this. The company determined the most… Continue reading Beer Diplomacy: The Brews That Represent Countries Around the World [MAP]