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Far from being separate threats, scientists have found links between air pollutants and a rise in type-2 diabetes
Is the official height of Mount Everest accurate?
Where in the world is the highest density of languages? Benjamin Hennig maps the answer

The future of shopping

The next stage in autonomous vehicles is hoping to transform the way we shop
Geographical’s resident data cartographer presents a true picture of the UK following the 2017 General Election
What impact could an unprecedented incident of ‘river piracy’ have on Canada’s Yukon territory?
Norway is to undercut a mountainous peninsula to create the world’s first sea shipping tunnel
Benjmain Hennig explores global mortality with maps
Last winter’s cold conditions contributed a further influx of road salt into the USA’s lakes. New evidence suggests that these environments are suffering from increased salinity
As one of America’s biggest cities, supplying clean drinking water to Chicago has been a top priority. But the grand infrastructure visions are providing opportunities for invasive Asian carp 
Cape Town’s Foreshore Freeway Bridge has been left unfinished for over 40 years. Now, competing plans are underway to make use of this iconic piece of infrastructure
An interactive map highlights the shocking number of ongoing conflicts around the world
Repurposed NASA maps show the racial diversity (and segregation) of the United States in more detail than ever before

Train spotting

Benjamin Hennig maps Europe's public train networks
A new map of global landslide susceptibility reveals vast geographical discrepancies over where landslide deaths occur
For decades, scientists have been divided over how these eerily perfect circle arrangements are formed in the Namibian desert
The first count of global tree species reveals how many are in existence... and how many are threatened
The new ‘world’s longest flight’ now spans a distance of more than 9,000 miles, from Doha to Auckland. But is there any limit to aviation’s global connectivity?

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