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Gay rights in the United States, by state

Gay rights vary across states and by region. The Guardian US interactive team does their research and shows this variance, covering several issues, from school…

Titanic infographics from 1912

With the Titanic anniversary this year, Chiqui Esteban dug up graphics back from the time of the event. This one showing the time to cross…

Under the Sea, Under the Sea

In usual xkcd fashion, Randall Munroe plots the depths of lakes and oceans, including "mysterious door which James Cameron built his sub to reach and…

Conducting Demystified

The New York Times, in collaboration with the New York University Movement Lab, explains music conducting in this beautifully produced video. It's part interview with…

Inception Explained in Animated Infographic

Designer Matt Dempsey explains the storyline of Inception in this fun experiment. There were a few flowcharts that came out when the movie did, including…

Spotlight on movie profitability

Movies are a curious business. There a variety of forces that encourage people to pay for a movie ticket with an ever-increasing cost, one of…

Difference between weather and climate explained

The difference: In this animated short, the relationship between trend and variation are explained with an excellent analogy to a man walking his dog.…

Point guard fundamentals of Jeremy Lin

You knew this was coming, right? The New York Times describes the point guard fundamentals — dribble penetration, ball screen, and isolation — of Jeremy…

Urine color chart

A Boy Scout is always prepared. See also: Bristol stool chart.…

Famous dances in television and cinema illustrated

In a tongue-in-cheek tribute to the Dancing Plague of 1518, Niege Borges illustrates dances from a number of shows and movies in his project of…

Most mentioned NFL players on SportsCenter

Like something from of a video game, this graphic from The New York Times shows the most mentioned NFL players and coaches this season. Players…

In perspective: One hour of video uploaded to YouTube per second

YouTube surpassed the one hour of video uploaded per second threshold recently. To put that rate into perspective, they launched a fun illustration-based site, One…

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…