Amazing Google Maps mashup displaying global light pollution.
Fascinating map of heritage languages in America other than English. The picture is even more interesting with Spanish removed:
Japanese janitor spends seven years drawing an incredibly intricate maze, discovered by his daughter. The best obsessive artwork since Jerry’s never-ending map and French autistic savant Gilles Trehin’s hand-drawn imaginary city, 20 years in the making.
The twin role played by the skin – protection from excessive UV radiation and absorption of enough sunlight to trigger the production of vitamin D – means that people living in the lower latitudes, close to the Equator, with intense UV radiation, have developed darker skin to protect them from the damaging effects of UV radiation. In contrast, those living in the higher latitudes, closer to the Poles, have developed fair skin to maximize vitamin D production.
A global atlas of skin color.
For today’s sprinkle of diversity-awareness, a map of New York City’s Arab American population.
Reporters Without Borders releases the Press Freedom Index 2013 report.
Mapping America’s age
Also see this map juxtaposing firearm laws with gun-related deaths: