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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 the same name. All 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 are scaled approximately by the…

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 Hour Per Second. Big team…

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, when Amy Winehouse died, her…

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 campaign contributions from movie, music,…

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 York Times, The Washington Post,…

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 estimated economic productivity of the…

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 a two-axis grid ranging from…

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, connect it to LinkedIn, and…

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 improved medicine and agriculture, people are…

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 in 1957. While humans won't…

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 a simple yet effective approach…

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 designer Melike Turgut maps his…

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 Knowledge. Too bad it's not available…

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 freight market belongs to just…

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 financial tally, an estimated $3.3…

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 evolved to give web developers…

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 many major products that we…

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 and Lingobee), using data from…

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 whether something is good or…

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 the August 9 Australia Census,…

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 the toilet revolution and how…