Timelapse: The growth of Louisville, KY since 1984

Starting in the 1980s, my hometown of Louisville, KY experienced something of a revival. New cultural venues such as the Kentucky Center for the Arts and Actors Theatre began to pop up, the city built new parks, and infrastructure projects changed the landscape. Some of that growth is visible on this satellite time lapse, particularly the …

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MAP: All the Summer Olympics host and bid countries

The modern-day Summer Olympics started off small and became an international juggernaut, intertwined with world history and politics. Cities compete fiercely for the chance to host the Games. Some, like London, have gotten the Games every time they ask for them. Others, like Detroit, have bid five times or more without success. This map shows …

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INFOGRAPHIC: Visa Requirements for U.S. Citizens

  If you are an American citizen, travel is easy. Over 100 countries offer visa-free entry to Americans, while dozens of others issue visas on arrival. All travel, however, is governed by bilateral agreements taking into account internal and international politics, supranational organizations, health and safety. This infographic outlines some of the things Americans need to do …

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