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Billionaires of the world ranked and charted

How wealthy are the richest people in the world? How do they compare to each other, and how does their net worth change over time?…

Flowchart: Gandalf problem solving

The Lotr Project breaks down the thought process in the magical mind.…

Women as academic authors over the years

The Chronicle of Higher Education has a look at the percentage of academic papers published by women, over the past five centuries. The articles and…

NFL video screens compared

On news of the Houston Texans getting ready to build the largest video screens in professional sports, Reddit user dbeat compared the sizes of current…

Evolution of Batman logo, 1940-2012

Available in print. See also: a video version. Still no confirmation for whether or not if Batman in fact does smell or if Robin laid…

Your tax rate in 2012, and past rates since 1913

What is your effective tax rate now versus years past? Ritchie King made an interactive to show you. Having not been alive in the '50s…

An infographical look at Walking Dead kills over three seasons

Andrew Barr and Richard Johnson for the National Post took a detailed look at the who, what, and when of Walking Dead kills. While AMC…

xkcd: Calendar of meaningful dates

Using the Google ngrams corpus, xkcd sized the days of the year based on usage volume. Lots of firsts of the month and September 11th.…

Futures in literature from the past

After seeing a timeline on future events as described in novels, designer Giorgia Lupi put it in visual form. Basing on speculative fiction captions collected…

Exploration of Hewlett grants

Since 2000, the Hewlett Foundation has made over 7,000 grants summing $3.86 billion, to support communities around the world. Periscopic broke it down by area…

All possible paths to the White House

With the election tomorrow, Mike Bostock and Shan Carter for the New York Times map the 512 possible paths to the White House. Select state…

Urine wheel to diagnose disease

Some days you take a whiff it's easy: "Yep. Definitely had asparagus last night." Other times though, it's not so clear. This urine wheel by…

History of Earth in 24-hour clock

I'm not sure where this is originally from, but I found it on an intro to geology course page. What happens when midnight comes around…

Words used at the National Conventions

The elections season is in full swing, and the New York Times graphics department ramps up its election coverage. With newly hired Mike Bostock teamed…

Evolution of video game controllers

From the department of old-but-new-to-me, Pop Chart Lab charted the evolution of video game controllers. There are 119 of them pictured in total.…

Portal 2 timelines

I've never played Portal 2 (or the first), but I suspect some of you will find these timelines by designer Piotr Bugno interesting. As a…

Track and field Olympic performances in perspective

We've been hearing Olympic records rattled off for the past week, but it's hard to grasp just how great these athletes are performing. I mean,…

Was an Olympic record set today?

From the Guardian US, a simple site that tells you if a record was broken today, and if so, what records. It was pieced together…

Olympic event nuances explained

A lot of Olympic events are over and done with in a few minutes (or seconds), so the difference between winning and losing can be…

Swimsuit technology and breaking world records

The Washington Post has a fine graphic on swimming world records and the changing swimsuit, from speedo to full rubber body suit. We expect to…

Evolution of the Formula One car, animated

Animator and illustrator Rufus Blacklock animated 60 years of Formula One race car design. The outline of each year's car morphs from design to…

The Higgs Boson explained by PhD Comics

Don't know what the Higgs Boson is (or even how to pronounce it)? PhD Comics, my personal favorite, illustrated it in this short video a…