climate change

Here's an Interactive Map That Shows How Climate Change Will Affect Your Town in 60 Years

If we do nothing to curb greenhouse gas emissions, the weather in New York City will feel like Alabama and Los Angeles will be as hot as the tip of the Baja Peninsula.
Becky Ferreira
Magnetic Field

Scientists Can’t Fix Map of Earth’s Magnetic Field Thanks to the Government Shutdown

The federal government was set to update the World Magnetic Model but had to delay it because of the shutdown.
Sarah Emerson

Shocking Maps Show How Humans Have Reshaped Earth Since 1992

Generated from satellite data, the maps track losses and gains of land used for agriculture, forests, urbanization, and more.
Becky Ferreira

Google Blames Users For Renaming Senate Office Building After John McCain

The Russell Senate Office Building appeared as the McCain Senate Office Building on Google Maps Wednesday.
Kaleigh Rogers
break on through

Scientists Want the FDA to Designate MDMA a 'Breakthrough Therapy' for PTSD

A new study found ecstasy and psychotherapy “significantly decreased” symptoms of PTSD in veterans and first responders.
Matthew Gault

The Military-Industrial Complex Roots of GPS

The evolution of the global positioning system, the greatest non-internet idea to come out of the Space Race, and why the military initially hobbled it.
Ernie Smith
Outer Limits

Following a Google Map to Nowhere Is Easy. Getting Out Is Hard

The connected map, the GPS dot, is a different sense of safety than the static map.
Michael Byrne
Outer Limits

I Broke My Phone Biking 180 Miles Alone in Europe

Without being able to reliably use GPS, I felt lost.
Lisa Cumming

When Is It Time to Disobey GPS Directions?

“She had ignored her phone’s instructions.”
Becky Ferreira

How the On-Demand Economy Works Where Google Maps Gets Lost

Companies like Uber want to capture emerging markets, but some consumers aren’t on their map.
Ankita Rao
google trends

Data Visualization Experts Say Search Trend Maps Are Mostly Bunk

Google’s new map shows Canada’s “most misspelled words.”
Kate Lunau
Don't Eat the Brown Acid

The Long, Hard Road to a Science of Bad Drug Trips

If we’re going to use psychedelics for therapy, we’re going to have to figure out the proverbial bad trip.
Daniel Oberhaus