A study of Social Security and tax records says poor people live longer in some cities than in others, and it's not clear why.

Scientists have long looked to the archeological record to answer questions about the early population history of the Americas. A new study digs into different data: the human genome.

Cellphones are still relatively new in some parts of Tanzania, but have drastically impacted the way farmers work.

Andrew Shaffer discusses three projects that are working both to preserve memories in space, and to preserve spaces through memory.

We tend to talk about gentrification as one story: newcomers displace long-time residents, erasing history and disrupting culture in the process. But living through dramatic neighborhood change always brings up many stories. Those stories--from West Oakland's people and places--are what this interactive is all about.

Language, language will tear us apart.

This interactive map, put together by the Georgia Tech Research Institute and the University of Georgia's eHistory initiative, uses the Library of Cong ...

A Houston teenager noticed the reference in a geography textbook that included the slave trade in a chapter about immigration.

War, sectarian violence, and famine have forced more than 50 million people from their homes—the largest number of displaced people since World War II.

The Geography of Genius

The Chinese take 3.62 billion trips to go home and celebrate the Lunar New Year. It's the world's largest human migration. And now there's a map that depicts it.

Here is a primer on the differences between the two branches of Islam.

The geography of the two main branches of Islam is a key factor in the region’s conflicts.

Sometimes when a conflict involves Muslims, “Islam” may not be the best category for understanding it. Omid Safi with a reflection on the current crisis between Iran and Saudi Arabia, and why framing it as religion is not the most helpful framework.

A 'singing map' featuring traditional holiday music from the collection of Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, the nonprofit record label of the national museum of the United States.

The e-book version of a guide written by an MSU journalism class designed to dispel biases and stereotypes about Muslim Americans is again available. Amid a national debate about closing U.S. borders to Muslims, "100 Questions and Answers About Muslim Americans" is available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Google Play.

Mapping diversity in Portland

Botswana’s Diamond Mines

NPR Heating Up Cocoa pods in Ivory Coast, one of the world's top producers of cocoa. Climate models suggest that West Africa, where much of the world's cocoa is grown, will get dryer, which could affect supply.

The Geography of Transport Systems

Search data offers some surprises about where Americans are planning to travel for the holiday.

One dot equals $100M of exports

Internet user growth is slowing and over half of the world's 7 billion people are offline, the United Nations (UN) has warned.

Who's searching about the European migration crisis, what are they interested in, and what countries are people around the world most interested in immigrating to?

This map helps explain why some European countries reject refugees, and others love them - The Washington Post