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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…

Takin’ data to the streets. Word.

Whenever I'm out late at night with my bottle of black spray paint while climbing onto the highway overpass, I'm always like, "I wish there…

Anatomy of a computer virus explained

Motion designer Patrick Clair tells the story of Stuxnet, "a Microsoft Windows computer worm discovered in July 2010 that targets industrial software and equipment." Unlike…

Imagining the future of information graphics

While information graphics have been around for decades, their current form is brand new (or kind of old, if you're counting in Internet years). Just…

Words used in commencement speeches

If you've visited YouTube in the past couple of weeks, you've probably noticed the links to this year's commencement speeches by all the famous people…

Households like yours

Accompanying an article on the changing family dynamic, The New York Times provides an interactive graphic that lets you see how many households in America…

Simple guide to drunkenness

From Aran Kanani on DeviantArt. Try easing up on the tequila and maybe sticking in that middle realm next time, yeah? Have a nice weekend,…

Why you shouldn’t eat farmed fish – a graphical explanation

Do you know where your fish comes from? Well, yeah, it comes from the water, but there's a little more to it than that. Nigel…

MacGyver recipe book – All 7 seasons of diversions and mischief

Oh. My. God. Fathom Information Design compiles every recipe from the show MacGyver: Have you ever wondered in how many different episodes MacGyver has made…

Flash vs. HTML5

Design firm Periscopic takes a look at the Flash versus HTML5 debate and some considerations you should make if you're deciding which one to use…

Oil spill amounts in perspective

On the one-year anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, designer Chris Harmon puts the amount of spilled oil into perspective in this video (below).…