An Interactive Map Showing Global Cyberattacks In Real Time

Security firm Kaspersky Lab has launched an interactive cyberthreat map that visualizes cyber security incidents occurring worldwide in real time. A quick glance shows that the world is a pretty scary place. » 4/11/14 4:00pm Friday 4:00pm

The Woman Who Created Mars Mosaics The Hard Way

We are spoiled rotten by easy access to georeferenced Martian photography, but mosaics weren't always that easy. In the days before computer processing and seamless stitching, mosaics were constructed by Patricia "Patsy" Conklin and people like her. » 4/09/14 4:37pm 4/09/14 4:37pm

One Map Showing Where the Water Shortages Will Hit

When we talk about a future of drought and water shortages, we're not just talking about the amount of water. We're also talking about how it's distributed — a feature that this world map of the per capita renewable water resources in each country illustrates nicely. » 4/04/14 11:20am 4/04/14 11:20am

An Animated Map Showing Which States Are Drinking More Wine Over Time

Americans are consuming more wine than ever before. But how does each state compare? This animated map from Vinepair shows how wine consumption has increased in each state over the past two decades — a trend that doesn't appear to be ending any time soon. » 4/03/14 9:30am 4/03/14 9:30am

Why You Should Care About The Plan To Break Up California

California is the most populous state in the US, a fact some believe makes it ungovernable. The Six Californias Initiative would seek to make things more manageable by dividing the state into six parts. But what effect might this division have? How would each new state compare, demographically, to the other now-55… » 3/20/14 11:00am 3/20/14 11:00am

Map: How Hollywood Has Destroyed America

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How many times have you seen New York City destroyed onscreen? Los Angeles? Kansas? For nearly as long as there have been movies, there have been disaster movies. The map above shows 189+ such cinematic attacks—using a very broad definition of the "disaster" genre—that have afflicted various parts of the United States.… » 3/19/14 2:50pm 3/19/14 2:50pm