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    Society New maps of the quality of roads, number of speeding fines & road fatalities

    I have added new vehicle maps of Europe. I wanted to see if there was a correlation between road fatalities and the quality of roads or number of speeding fines per capita. There doesn't seem to be much correlation. Road fatalities correlate best with the Human Development Index. I suppose that...
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    Crime New map of gun homicide rates by country

    Gun control is a major issue in the United States and for a good reason as the USA has the highest firearm-related homicide rate in the developed world at 4.46 per 100,000 in 2017 and increasing (2017 had more gun homicides than anytime since 1993 according to No country in...
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    Society New maps of cat & dog ownership by country

    Have you ever wondered in which countries people preferred cats over dogs or the other way round? Where are people most likely or least likely to own a dog? As usual a picture is worth a thousand words. Americans are in fact the most likely to have a dog as a pet, with an amazing 63% of...
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    Society New maps showing when young adults leave the parental home

    Two maps to show how independent young adults are from their parents in each country. Both use the data from Eurostat. Here is the average age young people leave their parent's home. The youngest is 17.2 years old in Sweden. The oldest is 33 years old in Montenegro. The second map shows the...
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    Society New map of percentage of avid readers by country in Europe

    This map shows the percentage of people who read at least 10 books over the last 12 months. It is based on data from Eurostat for 2011 for most countries. Individual sources were used for the United Kingdom (2014), France (2018), Switzerland (2017), Belgium (2013), the Netherlands (2018)...
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    Proportion of all vMemes (Spiral Dynamics) by country

    I have finally finished calculating the country ranking for the four main vMemes (levels of consciousness). The purple vMeme does not really apply to developed countries, but rather to animistic tribal societies. The yellow and turquoise vMemes are too rare to included separately, but would...
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    Which countries have the strongest orange vMeme (Spiral Dynamics)?

    For those who aren't familiar with the concept of Spiral Dynamics, please read the introduction. After evaluating the strength of the green vMeme, blue vMeme and red vMeme values by country, here are now the orange vMeme values. The orange meme is associated with personal achivements...
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    Economy New map of smartphone penetration by country in and around Europe

    I have created a new map for the series of socio-economic maps of Europe. Countries with the highest percentages of smartphone users are Germanic countries and richer states of the Arabian peninsula. Italy has a surprisingly low penetration rate, especially considering the image of Italian...
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    Belarus on the verge of pro-democracy revolution

    Tens of thousands of protesters have taken to the street in Belarus after the rigged presidential election confirmed a renewed presidential term for dictator Alexander Lukashenko, who has been in power since 1994. BBC News: Belarus protests: 'We can breathe for the first time in our lives' Six...
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    Nature Is it time for Americans to stop using their air conditioners?

    No less than 90% of American homes have air conditioning. In Europe it's under 1% (except in Italy and Spain where its a bit over 10%). It's not because the United States has a hotter climate. It's really a cultural thing, and that partly explains why the average American produces nearly twice...
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    Which country has the most post-capitalist culture (green vMeme of Spiral Dynamics)?

    I have mentioned and summarised the concept of Spiral Dynamics in this thread. I find the concept fascinating and extremely useful to study the evolution of societies in history, but also to understand the current socio-political situation in modern countries and forecast how societies are going...
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    New map of the Bell Beaker phenomenon

    I finally got around to create a map about the Bell Beaker phenomenon. It was a complex task as there are already many maps out there, but few agree on the distribution of the Beaker and the main hubs of this vast commercial network. Some maps show arrows of the probable diffusion of the beakers...
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    MBTI personality of countries

    Here is a short summary of the Myers-Briggs Personality Types from Wikipedia: I would describe the 4 main dimensions a bit differently to quickly assess someone's personality. - Introverts (I) need time on their own to recharge their batteries. They value privacy and enjoy solitary...
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    Health New Health & Lifestyle Maps of Europe

    Over the last few weeks I have been working on 20 new maps (more coming soon) showing indicators of health, activity, food and drink consumptions in and around Europe. Please visit the link. I will just post three of them here to illustrate. I was inspired in part by the discussion about the...
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    Where to get dna data?

    Where do I get admixture data for example how much north African DNA Iberians have or how much Hunnic admixture in Hungarians. Also from ancient populations as well like EEF, CHG, WHG, admixture among various Europeans.
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    The genetic history of Ice Age Europe

    Razib discusses the genetics of Pleistocene Europeans with Cosimo Posth.
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    Southeast Europe: Neolithic to Modern days transition

    I put together a PCA map, which documents the autosomal profile of the released academic samples who are relevant to Southeast Europe. This is the timeline of how your ancestors looked like from an autosomal POV during different time periods. We are missing a lot of data still, but some...
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    Economy Most popular car makers by country (with market share)

    Travelling in different countries I couldn't help but notice that the brands of cars on the road can vary quite a bit. Obviously people tend to buy more cars from their own country, either for patriotic reasons or because the marketing is better, the cars are designed in accordance with the...
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    New survey compares percentages of Christians and unaffiliated in Western Europe

    A new survey by the Pew Research Center analyses the percentages of practising and non-practising Christians and unaffiliated people across West European countries. Here are a few infographics to illustrate the findings. The Benelux and Nordic countries have the least practising Christians...
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    Car rental price comparison by country and city across Europe

    I have noticed that the price of car rentals can vary quite a bit between countries and interestingly the GDP per capita or general cost of life does not correlate at all with the price of car rentals. I have used the site to compare prices in major European cities and capitals...