19 May 2017
In an extreme example of humans' migratory urge, many scientists study and work in multiple countries. The cover depicts the journeys of individual scientists over the course of their careers, as reconstructed from data in ORCID; the blue path represents the trajectory of Rimantas Kodzius, who may be the most migratory living scientist.
Data analysis: John Bohannon and Jia You/Science; Visualization: Valerie Altounian/Science
Made with Cinema 4D, Python
For more on the process behind the cover image, see http://scim.ag/2rcNT8F.