A person in the US can expect to live an average of 78.8 years. But that number can change by decades depending on the community they come from.
Hurricanes frequently move inland in the southeast US, causing widespread river flooding, but emergency plans focus on protecting people in coastal communities.
Widespread flooding in North Carolina from Hurricane Florence shows the need for better advance planning in inland areas of the south and mid-Atlantic, especially near rivers.
Can happiness really be mapped?
Our current celebration of cities is a big shift from the past generation when cities were seen to contain all of our problems. Should we believe the hype? Are the new ideas equally problematic?
Over the last 50 years, Americans have steadily gotten older, more bicoastal and less likely to move to a new city.
Maps can be an invaluable tool in a natural disaster or humanitarian crisis. A pilot project trained Syrian refugees at a Jordan camp to create their own.
Essays On Air: Monsters in my closet - how a geographer began mining myths.
So you think the Loch Ness Monster never existed? Think again. Traditional myths from our ancestors might actually reveal important clues about the geological history of the world.
The ocean floor off Australia's east coast bears the scars of numerous subsea landslides, which have potentially triggered tsunamis over the past several millennia.
Several studies suggest that suicide rates in the US vary along geographic patterns.
Areas of the brain are being mapped, much like the towns, cities and countries represented in a typical atlas.
We tend to think of archaeological sites as dead silent – empty ruins left by past cultures. But this isn't how the people who lived in and used these sites would have experienced them.
There's little research into origins of the geographic patterns of language diversity. A new model exploring processes that shaped Australia's language diversity provides a template for investigators.
We know much about the true shape of our planet is thanks to two satellites that act as targets for lasers fired from Earth.
Quirky tourists, heads up! The old way to calculate geographical centers of U.S. states is out of date. To set course for a state's true center, read up on the azimuthal equidistant projection.
For over 20 years, Kenya’s Laikipia region and its neighbours have witnessed violence between January and April over location and geography.
Nothing is where you think it is.
An urban planning expert goes knee-deep into the murky history behind this popular phrase often used to describe the nation's capital.
Data centers are taking over the factories where workers once processed checks, baked bread and printed Bibles. What will the rise of the information-based economy mean for American cities?
From wine to cheese, geographical origin has long been used as a mark of quality in selling a wide array of agricultural products. How do we protect it?