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New York Times Rolls Out Campaign Finance API

The New York Times announced the opening of their Developer Network a couple of days ago. It's their "API clearinghouse and community." It might seem…

OneGeology Wants to Be Geological Equivalent of Google Maps

There's lots of free geographical data about what's going on at the surface of our planet. It's a different story for what going on underneath…

FlowingData Cited in Forbes Magazine?

Whaaa? Cool beans.…

What Do People Want to Do With Their Lives?

43 Things is a goal-setting community where people set goals, cheer each other on, and connect with others who are trying to achieve the same…

U.S. Census Bureau’s 2008 Statistical Abstract – Looking at America’s Data

The U.S. Census Bureau released their 2008 Statistical Abstract, the National Data Book, not too long ago (um, like in January). There are state rankings…

World Internet City-to-City Connections and Density Maps

Chris Harrison put together a series of Internet maps that show how cities are interconnected by router configuration. Similar to Aaron Koblin's Flight Patterns, Chris…

Six Years of Piracy Data Available for Download – Shiver Me Timbers

I stumbled across this dataset covering piracy of Oscar-nominated films over the last 6 years and a short analysis. Despite the Academy's efforts to crack…

10 Largest Data Breaches Since 2000 – Millions Affected

In light of the MySpace photo breach (due to their negligence) a couple of months ago, I got to wondering about other recent data breaches.…

A World of Information – United Nations Data Just Became Accessible

For our Humanflows project, we used the United Nations Common Database for our demographic numbers. Anyone who has used the common database knows that it's…

Estimate Financial Impact of Risk and Uncertainty for a Living

I stumbled across a data table from the Social Security Administration that shows the probability of death. It's an actuarial life table estimating the probability…

Rambo Kill Counts From Parts I, II, III, and IV

I don't think I've seen a single Rambo all the way through nor do I remember the premise of any of the movies, but I…

Speed Dating Data – Attractiveness, Sincerity, Intelligence, Hobbies

What do others look for in the opposite sex? How do you measure up? Find the answers in this speed dating dataset.

Weekend Minis – Government, Environment & Angry Employee

For your long-awaited Super Bowl weekend, shed some light on the government and don't forget to backup your data.

Google Decides to Host a Whole Lot of Scientific Data – Palimpsest Project

The Internet giant is set to take on terabytes of scientific data in the very near future.

Iraq Body Count: A Human Security Project

Iraq Body Count keeps track of civilian deaths by cross checking media reports and hospital, morgue, and NGO figures. Along with a widget counter that…

25 Highest Grossing Films of All Time (Wallpaper)

I love to look at how the current week's movies are doing at the box office. I'm not really sure what it is. I think…

Download Detailed Baseball Statistics from the DataBank

Get your free, detailed baseball statistics here, free of charge. Go ahead, have some fun.

Migration/Demographics Database Available for Download

For our humanflows visualization, we used data from the United Nations Common Database and the Migration Information Source. The great thing about these types of…

Fast Food Restaurant Menu Items Compared

We all know fast food is incredibly bad for us and yet we still eat it. Why? Because it has tons of fat and tastes…

Education Statistics Free, Available, and Waiting for You

Raw, fine-grain data is still a bit hard to come by. Summary statistics (i.e. data that came from some analysis), on the other hand, are…

360 Variables Describing the United States

Order From Randomness has an extensive data collection featuring 360 variables describing all 50 states. The indicators are placed in 25 groups including birth…

U.S. News & World Report College Rankings are Now Available

The well-known college rankings are now available for your viewing pleasure. Whether the ranking system is legit or not, I'll let you be the judge,…