Monday, October 27, 2008

Picture: Science Worldwide

Talking of science in the developing world... New Scientist features a series of maps distorted to reflect some metric, like the proportion of rain falling in a certain area. The picture below shows the proportion of scientific papers published in 2001 by authors living in particular territories:

As you can see, the United States, Western Europe and Japan dominate, and Africa lags far behind. We have work to do...


  1. For more maps like this see

    It's eye opening! And pretty.

  2. Thanks! That site is very useful...