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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.
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.
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.
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.
The words 'organisation chart' are usually enough to make anyone's eyes glaze over — but this, the first modern example of such a visualisation, is actually incredibly pretty.
If you want to put on a surgical mask, rubber gloves, goggles, ear muffs and trap yourself in a plastic bubble after watching this terrifying video of how fast an epidemic would spread across the world, well, I'd totally understand. Because it's crazy fast. Using the world's air transportation network, theoretical physicists have created a model showing how a disease originating from one city can taint the entire world.
It's almost become not crazy to predict when the world will end because so many crazy people do it all the freaking time. But look, we're all still here. Nothing has ended. The world is still here. To keep track of all the crazies, but information design agency Accurat created a graphic to show just who has been predicting the end of the world.
Oh, that yellow spandex with beautiful blue trunks. As classic as that suit was, I have no beef with Wolverine's badassery tossing that away in the movies (plus, with a body like Hugh Jackman's...). But still, it's nice to see the Wolverine we all loved as a child again. Here's the full history of all the suits that Wolverine has ever worn.
We all know that social media is the criminal's worst enemy. But this summer, a group of MIT researchers are collaborating with police to test software that can reliably predict whether a person is part of a gang based on their social networks, building on similar software used to track insurgents in Afghanistan.