In a beautiful rendition of the galaxy, Google visualized 100,000 stars, starting at the sun and out to a view of the Milky Way. Start with the tour, which takes you through an overview of what there is to see, and then explore on your own. Specifically, once you zoom out over four light years away from the sun, you start to see other known stars. Click on the labels for information and a closer look at what looks like flaming balls of lava. [via @pitchinc]
Beautiful interactive tour of the galaxy
Life expectancy changes
The data goes back to 1960 and up to the most current estimates for 2009. Each line represents a country.
Interactive: When Do Americans Leave For Work?
We don’t all start our work days at the same time, despite what morning rush hour might have you think.
One Dataset, Visualized 25 Ways
“Let the data speak” they say. But what happens when the data rambles on and on?