via The Washington Post

40 maps that explain the world

The best and worst places in the world to be born

More than half of humanity lives inside this circle

How far can North Korea’s missiles go?

40 more maps that explain the world

Where the world’s people live, by economic status

What if the polar ice caps melted?

Where the world’s 30 million slaves live

All of 2012’s terror attacks

Europe, as mapped by tweets (every colour is a different language)

(The whole world, with languages labelled)

Every airline flight in the world in 24 hours