Maroon 5 is back with a new single and it’s a good one. Released today, “Maps” was uploaded to Maroon 5’s YouTube Channel Maroon5VEVO. From their upcoming fifth album V, the song is about love, supporting someone through dark times and losing the affection and support of that person. But the song is optimistic, as… Continue reading Maroon 5 Is Back with the New Song ‘Maps’ from Their Upcoming Fifth Album
Just in time for the 2014 FIFA World Cup starting in Brazil next month, Google’s added a number of new transit routes to Google Maps – including information for every host city in Brazil. Now during the tournament futebol enthusiasts can find their way around more easily through the familiarity of Google Maps. Besides extending… Continue reading Google Maps Brings Public Transit Directions to Brazil Just In Time for the FIFA World Cup
As mere inches of snow cripple the South, snow-adjusted northerners have been chuckling and shrugging their shoulders in bafflement. When it comes to snow in the United States, some just know how to deal with it better than others. To demonstrate just how much cold weather culture varies across the U.S, Reddit user atrubetskoy mapped… Continue reading How Much Snow Does It Take to Cancel School across the US?
To celebrate 100 years of passenger air travel, the Guardian has created an interactive map that visualizes the thousands of commercial flights that take place every day. Plus, using voice narration, charts, old photos and interactive elements you can explore the history of aviation since 1914. At the end, learn about the future of flight… Continue reading Watch All the Flights in the World Using the Guardian’s New Interactive Map
Have you ever wondered why English is considered a Germanic language, yet borrows many words from French? In her map of the lexical distances between European languages, writer Teresa Elms uses linguistic research by Kostiantyn Tyshchenko in Metatheory of Linguistics to demonstrate the vocabulary divergence among all the major languages of Europe. In the chart,… Continue reading How Far Apart Are English and French, Italian and Spanish? Here’s a Chart of the Lexical Distances between European Langauges
Did you know it used to take over four weeks to travel between New York and California? If hour-long interruptions to your holiday travel plans are enough to put you over the edge, perhaps it will sooth you to examine how difficult travel used to be way back when and realize you don’t have it… Continue reading Think Modern Travel Is Bad? Check Out the State of Travel in the 1800s and Never Complain about Flying Again
It’s a known fact that climate change is impacting how often natural events like floods and hurricanes occur and how severe their impact will be. For this reason, it’s important that states admit to the potential disasters that could occur as a result of climate change and plan emergency responses accordingly. To help prepare for… Continue reading Is Your State Prepared for Climate Change? [MAP]
What do you think the world would look like to Jerry Garcia of The Grateful Dead? Perhaps if he ever documented and mapped his travels, it would look similar to these tie-dyed watercolor cityscapes and map diagrams by BOX21. Based in Sorbonne, Paris, Tom of BOX21 enjoys creating contemporary watercolor and oil paintings. He wrote… Continue reading 17 Psychedelic City Skylines and Watercolor Maps of the World