What Is the Election Needle? And Why Will We Have 4 of Them Tonight?

Mon, 03 Feb 2020 15:19:03 GMT

A closer look at our election forecaster before the Iowa caucuses.

Map Quests

Mon, 02 Dec 2019 10:00:19 GMT

Stunning new atlases take you back to the worlds of 19th-century explorers, early aviators and turn-of-the-century London, and into a future of rising seas.

Online Map Leads Archaeologist to Maya Discovery

Tue, 08 Oct 2019 09:00:24 GMT

Lidar has transformed the study of ancient civilizations, but maps made with the technology are expensive. Takeshi Inomata found a great one for free.

How the Rural-Urban Divide Became America’s Political Fault Line

Tue, 21 May 2019 09:07:41 GMT

Such a conflict isn’t unique to the U.S., but the consequences are far-reaching here.

T’s Design Issue: In Context

Fri, 22 Mar 2019 20:54:28 GMT

As long as there are humans, there will be art — and nothing will ever stop us from trying to make our lives more beautiful.

The British-Irish Dialect Quiz

Fri, 15 Feb 2019 05:08:46 GMT

What does the way you speak say about where you’re from? Answer 25 questions to see your own custom dialect map.

Before Global Warming, Humans Caused Global Cooling, Study Finds

Tue, 05 Feb 2019 10:00:08 GMT

Researchers argue that the decimation of indigenous populations centuries ago set off a chain of events that contributed to a period of global cooling.

The North Magnetic Pole’s Mysterious Journey Across the Arctic

Mon, 04 Feb 2019 17:29:30 GMT

Scientists accelerated the update of a model of Earth’s fluctuating magnetic field, which is needed to keep navigational systems functioning. Many wondered what’s happening inside the planet’s core.

How The Times Makes Those Addictive Election Maps

Sun, 04 Nov 2018 22:28:32 GMT

Editors in our graphics department discuss how they turn vast troves of voting data into dynamic maps that help readers understand and explore election results.

Using Maps to Tell the Story of How Americans Live

Sat, 13 Oct 2018 18:27:07 GMT

Two graphics editors with graduate degrees in geography saw an opportunity in a database of satellite images released this summer.