Mapping Mars: 7 graphics to help you understand the Red Planet

On February 18 at approximately 20:55 GMT, NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover is expected to touch down on the Red Planet. The mission, which was launched seven months ago, has been travelling for nearly half a billion kilometres at more than fifteen times the speed of a bullet. Equipped with 19 cameras and two microphones, […]

Mapping coronavirus anti-lockdown protests around the world

Since the start of 2021, a growing number of countries have seen street demonstrations, some of which have turned violent, against government measures implemented to fight COVID-19. Over the same period, nearly 100 countries have imposed nationwide lockdowns or stay-at-home orders, nearly one year since the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic. Europe […]

Infographic: How did we get to 100 million coronavirus cases?

An animation of the pandemic’s spread around the world as global COVID-19 infections hit the 100 million mark. More than 100 million people are now infected by COVID-19 worldwide to date, according to data compiled by the Johns Hopkins University. While 55 million people have recovered, the highly contagious disease has also claimed the lives […]

Tracking the new coronavirus strains

New variants of the coronavirus have now been reported in at least 31 countries worldwide. One of these new strains named VUI-202012/01 was first reported in the United Kingdom on December 14 and is said to be up to 70 percent more transmissible than the previously dominant strain in the UK. This means it is […]