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This Interactive Shows How Many People Have A Work Life Like You

In theory, the US is a land of opportunity, where success isn’t constrained by background or education — but the reality is a rather different. This visualisation digs into that a little, allowing you to see how many people have the same education, income, work hours, and commute as you do.

Stunning Map Visualisation Shows Every Nuclear Detonation Since 1945

The nuclear bomb, that devastatingly powerful world killer of a weapon, has been around for 70 years. The first nuclear bomb — Trinity — was detonated in a test in New Mexico in 1945, a month later the US Army dropped nukes on Hiroshima and Nagasaki and the world was never the same. Here’s an interesting visualisation that shows every nuclear bomb that’s been detonated on our planet.

A Beautiful Visual Explainer Will Help You Understand Machine Learning

Ever wondered what machine learning was and still failed to understand it no matter how much you read? Then this neat visual introduction to the topic should do just the trick.

This Lovely Data Viz Of Tornado Hot Spots Was Made In Excel

This geometric data visualisation shows the occurrence of tornadoes across the U.S. since 1950. It’s straightforward, good-looking and… made in Excel.

This Beautiful Galaxy Is Actually A Stunning Visualisation Of Wikipedia

Here’s a way to explore Wikipedia that’s unlike any other you’ve done before: as its own galaxy. Created by Owen Cornec, each star in the galaxy is a different Wikipedia article and a cluster of stars together would be related Wikipedia articles. It’s like taking the idea of exploring space to the expansive rabbit hole that’s Wikipedia.

The Real Reason So Many States Are Legalizing Cannabis In One Chart

With more and more states legalizing cannabis — though, sadly, not always the good stuff — have you ever wondered what might be motivating them? Money, duh.

The Great Public Holiday Exodus, Visualised Using Mobile Phone Data

In France, they know how to relax: On public holidays, virtually all city dwellers flee the urban environment to hit the beach and countryside. And this analysis of mobile phone location shows that in quantified, data-driven form.

100 Years Of Movie References Visualised

Ever wondered if Star Wars and Orgazmo were linked? Or whether E.T. and Dogma were connected? Well ponder no longer, because that’s exactly what Culturegraphy does

This Bastard Kills More Humans Than All The Deadliest Animals Combined

This little bastard is the deadliest animal in the world, with an estimated 750,000 human deaths every year. According to this great visualisation posted by Bill Gates, mosquitoes kill 163,780 more humans than all the other “dangerous” animals combined, including sharks, snakes and humans — the second deadliest animal.

How To Lie With Data Visualisation

Data visualisation is one of the most important tools we have to analyse data. But it’s just as easy to mislead as it is to educate using charts and graphs. In this article we’ll take a look at three of the most common ways in which visualisations can be misleading.

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