The World in 50 Years Survey

Organized by Quartz, the “The World in 50 Years” survey polls some of the world’s brightest, boldest (and controversial) thinkers across a number of industries on topics pertinent to our future. Questions range from “Who will run the world?” and “What will our most valuable resource be?” to “What will we eat?” and “How will we die?” and teeter between literal and philosophical. Almost every …

Dark Blue Considered World’s Most Calming Color

According to a new study done by paper manufacturer G.F. Smith, dark blue is the color most associated with relaxation. The company surveyed over 26,000 people from 100 different countries on colors and their associations—whether it be colors that convey work or hues that represent sexiness most. The full study, which offers up “a color-coded emotional map of sorts” can be perused in their published …

Mapping Music Americans Like

Created by the New York Times and YouTube’s geo-coded streaming data, a series of fascinating maps tell the story of each US state’s taste in music. The popular music artists featured are everybody from Rihanna to Lil Uzi, Metallica, Justin Timberlake and Lady Gaga. While some results might be easy to guess, it’s certainly interesting to trace who (and how much) people are listening to—for …