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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.


The Million Dollar Homepage Still Exists, But A Fifth Of It Is Dead

Remember the Million Dollar Homepage? Eight years later, it’s still alive, but as with all things internet, it’s not quite as healthy as it once was. In fact, 22 per cent of the links it contains are now dead.


This Was The First Modern Organisation Chart

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.


Watch How Scary Fast An Epidemic Would Spread Disease Across The World

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.


How All Of Reddit's Communities Overlap, Visualised

Reddit may the front page of the internet, but it’s also home to all manner of weird and wonderful niche interest groups. This visualisation reveals how they all relate to each other.


All The Failed Predictions Of When The World Will End

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.


The Complete Visual History Of Wolverine's Suit

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.


The Army's Insurgent Tracking Software Is Now Being Used To Track Gangs

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.


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