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Beautiful Visualisation Charts History's Best Chess Players

Since the early 19th century, many chess grandmasters have come and gone, some better than others. This elegant data visualisation by Abacaba shows which players were the very best, and how long they were able to maintain their dominance.


Gravitational Waves Set To Music Sounds So Stellar

Inspired by the confirmation of gravitational waves, British composer Arthur Jeffes has taken data from the LIGO experiment and set it to music. Without a doubt, these billion-year-old ripples coursing through the fabric of spacetime never sounded so good.


Computer Analysis Reveals The Stunning Complexity Of The Star Wars Expanded Universe

The Star Wars expanded universe is huge. Really huge. Like, you just won’t believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly huge it really is. To grasp the full extent of this hugeness, a team of data scientists used a new computer program to analyse it, revealing some unexpected things about the extended saga.


When You'll Probably Die, Visualised

You’ve already found out how you might die — but when’s it going to happen? This visualisation of data from the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention should give you a better idea.


How You'll Probably Die, Visualised

Ever wondered how things might come to an end? This chart visualises America’s cause-of-death data from the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention to give you a better idea.


This Page Transforms Live Wikipedia Edits Into Music

If you have data, you can find a weird and wonderful way to visualise it. Take real-time changes to Wikipedia, something that would normally be presented in a rather dry, analytical form, has been transformed into a live musical performance composed of additions, subtractions and new user registrations.


Data Visualisation Predicts When You're Going To Die

It’s a morbid question but one that we humans tend to obsess over: When am I going to die? Only a highly trained Seer can give you a firm answer, but if you want cold hard statistics, we Muggles have that bit covered.


A Map Of Just The World's Timezones

Timezones can be confusing things. But this map, which looks like it could be a piece of modern art, strips them back to their essence: this is how the world looks if the only thing you can see is the timezone boundaries.


The Incredible Housing Value Across The US, Mapped

The cost of housing in New York City and the San Francisco Bay Area is cripplingly expensive. But what does housing value look like across the whole of the United States?


Neat Visualisation Shows Which Country Has The Most Nukes Over History

This visualisation by drwtsn breaks down the nuclear arms race starting from the 1940s until now. The countries shown are the countries who have historically had the most nuclear weapons: the US, Russia, the UK, France and China (a few other countries have nukes too but are not represented).


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