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Music listening trends and the news in 2011

Anyone who uses a social music service like Rdio or last.fm has probably noticed an album's sudden rise in popularity after certain events. For example,…

SOPA opposition surges

ProPublica has been tracking members of Congress who oppose and support SOPA. You can view by party and chamber, and you can even sort by…

New Hampshire results trackers

The New Hampshire results trackers are out in full force tonight. Ordered by my inclination to leave open in the background: Chicago Tribune, The New…

xkcd: Cost of everything

Randall Munroe of xkcd charts the things that money pays for, from the item off the dollar menu all the way up to the total…

Public opinion of the Occupy movement

To get a gauge of public opinion and the Occupy movement, The New York Times asked readers what they they thought, placing their comments on…

Visual Résumés

A couple of infographic résumé sites, vizualize.me and re.vu, sprouted up that use your LinkedIn data to show your career stats. Just create an account,…

How we got to a population of 7 billion

NPR explains how we reached a population of 7 billion. Simply put, the world is making babies faster than people are dying, and with…

Space launches over time

With the end of NASA's human spaceflight program, Tommy McCall and Mike Orcutt for Technology Review explore space launches, since Sputnik 1 went into orbit…

Nobel laureates by country and prize

Nobel Prizes have been awarded every year since 1901. Where are all the winners from? Jon Bruner from Forbes puts it in a graphic. It's…

Picturing the creative process

The creative process changes by person and project, but there are obstacles and steps along the way that you tend to pass with each. Graphic…

BBC Knowledge

This is totally sunshine and lollipops, but it has a good flow to it, and well, I totally wanted to know more about BBC…

Freight railroad mergers

Not many people ride the train anymore, but a lot of inventory is still moved via freight. It turns out that 90 percent of that…

Cost of 9/11

This Sunday will be 10 years since the attacks on September 11. Amanda Cox and Shan Carter of The New York Times look at the…

Evolution of the Web

In celebration of Chrome's third birthday, Google teamed up with Hyperakt and Vizzuality to explore the evolution of the Web: Over time web technologies have…

Steve Jobs patents

Steve Jobs stepped down as CEO of Apple yesterday, and one of the reasons we actually care is because he had a hand in so…

The Sexperience 1000 shows a (statistical) view of what goes on in the bedroom

The bedroom is a private place, and what goes on in the bedroom usually stays in the bedroom. However, the Sexperience 1000 (by Mint Digital…

Rethinking the food nutrition label

The food nutrition label is on almost every food item, but it can be confusing in the sense that it doesn't tell you much about…

Why Census matters to you

Census is any country is important in making major policy decisions and can affect your day-to-day, but it's not always obvious how. Leading up to…

Doo doo

Poop. Doo doo. Crap. Shit. Oddly enough these are the first words of the Gates Foundation's new informational video on reinventing the toilet. Learn about…

News of the World scandal unfolding on Twitter

All kinds of crazy with News of the World went down this past week, and of course Twitter was abuzz with each development. Taking a…

Access to education where you live

If you're a parent, most likely you want your children to go to the best schools available, but what if you found out that the…

Sales receipt redesign

Design firm Berg rethinks the everyday sales receipt under the premise that registers nowadays are connected to a central system, which has access to data…