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The real Inception flowchart by Nolan

Inception was a complex film, so there was understandably some confusion over the levels and who was where. A couple of flowcharts tried to explain, but there was still some…

Comparison of the largest stars

You've most likely seen a couple of views of the universe to provide a sense of scale. Main point: you're tiny. Here's another video. This one focuses on star sizes.…

College football coaches’ ballots

Brett Coffman and Juan Thomassie for USA Today have a look at how college coaches from the top 25 teams ranked other teams. You can look at it from two…

Axes of peeing in public

You might think this is a joke, but this is serious business. From Laura Noren, a PhD candidate in sociology, the axes of public peeing: This was something I used…

Relationships on the Bold and the Beautiful explained

I don't get soap operas. People get married, divorced, evil twins show up, babies are born, people are shot, and every now and then someone becomes the hostage of an…

What generation do you belong to?

In this interactive, USA Today guesses your age, based on what influenced you as a teenager: The year you were born partly determines what generation you belong to, but so…

You fix the budget puzzle

Not pleased with how the government is handling the budget and deficit? Fine. You fix it. The New York Times provides a budget puzzle: Today, you’re in charge of the…

The Election on Twitter

In what seems to have become an expectation during all major events, a Twitter tracker from the New York Times shows you what candidates are getting the most and least…

Animated graphic on why you should shut off your work computer

Millions of people leave their work computer on every day, thus wasting lots and lots of energy through the night when no one is there. In this animated infographic, Nigel…

Explanation of current economic slump

Neil Irwin and Alicia Parlapiano of The Washington Post report with this interactive graphic on why it doesn't feel like we're in a recovery: The nation’s economic woes boil down…

Make your vote count with VoteEasy

Do you know who you'll be voting for this year? It can be tough deciding with all of the different issues and candidates. The commercials on TV don't exactly help…

Charted history of airline mergers

Airlines have been merging, going out of business, and growing since forever. Karl Russell for The New York Times shows just how much change there's been during the past few…

Who gets what if tax cuts are extended

There are some major tax decisions to be made soon, and they'll affect you differently, depending on what bracket you're in. Bill Marsh of The New York Times takes a…

Bore hole for Chilean miners

As most of you know, there are 33 Chilean miners trapped 2,230 feet underground. That's about two Eifel Towers, and it's going to be a few months before they're rescued.…

Electronic Medical Records by the numbers

In 2009, legislation mandated that doctors make use of electronic medical records by 2013 to help make the healthcare process run smoother and more efficiently. This information video (below) produced…

Illustration of ideas and concepts

In a different take on the infographic, RSA Animate illustrates the ideas and concepts proposed by invited speakers at RSA lectures. A recorded audio version lecture runs in the background…

How tax breaks could affect your bottom line

Wilson Andrews and Alicia Parlapiano report for The Washington Post on how the fight over tax breaks affects your bottom line: Tax cuts enacted under former president George W. Bush…

Election night in Australia relived

It was election night a few days ago in Australia, and News.com.au ran this graphic to show results in real-time during the election: Instead of presenting the count as a…

Discuss: Driving is why you’re fat?

In a collaboration between GOOD and Hyperakt, they come out with a bold statement: driving is why you're fat. They follow with a graphic that shows rankings by state for…

Illustrated guide to a PhD

When I first got in to graduate school, I really had no idea what I was getting in to. I thought it'd be like undergraduate studies, but harder. Not really.…

You + Me = Awesome

I used this diagram to convince my wife to marry me (j/k). Buy the print by Nick Schmitz here. Have a good weekend! [via swissmiss] Update: Sheldon Comics has a…

Another view of Inception, with the kicks this time

Here's another timeline of Inception from deviantArt user, dehas. This one has the kicks in it. Start on the bottom left, and follow the character lines counter-clockwise. Lines end as…