data visualisation

A Simple Flowchart To Help You Decide If You Should Vaccinate Your Child

Yes, you should. Yes. Very much so, yes. Yup. Indeed you should. Yes. Yep. Affirmative. Do it. Yes. Certainly. Uh-huh. Absolutely. Yes, yes, yes.


Judge The Depth Of Snow By Looking At Passing Dogs 

Overnight, nearly a metre of snow is set to blanket the east coast. Or, if you don’t have a tape measure to gauge the fall, approximately one dog’s worth.


A Year Of Presidential Travel, Mapped

In 2014, US President Obama travelled a bewildering over 188,000 miles (302,557km) — at least according to the best estimates of the Washington Post. This maps shows where he went.


Impressive Image Of Earth Surrounded By Saturn's Rings

I love to see Earth next to other objects, like this comparison of all planets and the sun or this visualisation of all the planets between the Earth and the moon. It helps me comprehend the scale of it all. Actually, it doesn’t. It just doesn’t compute, sorry.


Graphic Clearly Shows Human Pressure On Earth Reaching Critical Level

Using 24 key social, economic, and environmental indicators, our friend Félix Pharand-Deschênes has created a dashboard that shows how human pressure on planet Earth is reaching critical level. Fast. The acceleration shown over the last 60 years is absolutely crazy. Zoom in. Freak out.


This Is What Famous Paintings Look Like As Raw Data

These days, you’re more likely to see the works of great artists on a screen rather than in person. And that raises an interesting question: what are you really looking at?


These May Be 2014's Best Five Bits Of News

There have been a lot of bad news this year. And a lot of good ones too. Sadly, many of the good ones never get the proper coverage they need and they get lost in the storm of crap that we have to suffer every day. Luckily, Bill Gates has highlighted the best five news of 2014 that you probably missed.


The Different Types Of Snowflake, Visualised

Snowflakes are endlessly fascinating and incredibly beautiful. But while they’re all (sort of) unique, they can be neatly divided into well-defined types of flake. This chart shows them all.


Depressing Graphic Shows Time Humanity Spent Watching Gangnam Style

The Economist made this sobering graphic of the hidden cost of the most popular YouTube video of all time — with more than two billion views since June 2012: “At 4:12 minutes, that equates to more than 140m hours, or more than 16,000 years.” Then, it was compared to some of humanity’s most monumental tasks.


Fascinating Graphic Shows A Man's Heart Rate During Marriage Proposal

Redditor sesipikai did something wonderful: He wore a heart rate belt during his trip to Rome, in which he proposed to his soon-to-be-wife. He then exported the data to an XML file and created this fascinating graph using Excel.