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Percentage of degrees conferred to men, by major

Based on estimates from the National Center for Education Statistics, Randy Olson plotted the percentage of bachelor degrees conferred to men in the United States,…

Employment-to-population ratios

The Upshot posted an interesting chart that shows changing employment rate by state. It shows that the economy is improving. Employment rates have climbed above…

OpenGeofiction, the creation of an imaginary and realistic world

Sharing the same collaborative principles as OpenStreetMap, a wiki-based map for the real world, OpenGeofiction is an experiment in mapping an imaginary world. Opengeofiction is…

What separates here from there

New Scientist quickly covers three theories of space and time in an informational video. …

A visual analysis of the Boston subway system

For a graduate project, Michael Barry and Brian Card explored the Boston subway system through a set of annotated interactives that show train routes, usage,…

Mercator projection with pole shifted to where you live

Drew Roos made a thing that lets you move the poles of the Mercator projection to anywhere in the world. As you probably know, map…

Jobs recovery and loss, by industry

Jeremy Ashkenas and Alicia Parlapiano for The Upshot just plopped this interactive sucker on to the web. Each line shows change in job count for…

NFL players getting bigger

Football players are getting bigger. Noah Veltman, a developer for the WNYC Data News team, shows by how much through an animated heatmap. Scrub the…

Using open data to find the perfect home

Justin Palmer and his family have lived in a dense urban area of Portland, Oregon for the past seven years, but now they're in the…

A decade of college degrees

North by Northwestern looked closer at degrees awarded by their university over the past decade. Simply enter a degree to see the trend. As the…

Evolution and history of London

Using data from the National Heritage List for England, the London Evolution Animation shows the historical development of London. Mainly, it depicts roads and protected…

Gotham City map

In 1998, artist Eliot R. Brown created a map of Gotham City for the Batman No Man's Land series. Brown describes the process of making…

Distribution of letters in the English language

Some letters in the English language appear more often in the beginning of words. Some appear more often at the end, and others show up…

Tron-style dashboard shows Wikipedia and GitHub streams

As a fun learning exercise, Rob Scanlon made a dashboard that shows GitHub and Wikipedia changes in the style of graphics in Tron: Legacy. Hello…

Careers after the college degree

Ben Schmidt, an assistant professor of history at Northeastern University, was curious about careers after college degrees, so he used a quick Sankey diagram to…

Death penalty, the executed and the victims

The Washington Post provides a look at the death penalty in the United States, from 1977 to present. On the left is an icon for…

Your income versus what it feels like

Incomes and the cost of living vary across the country. Some areas might have high median income, but the cost of living is also high.…

Military infographic fascination

Paul Ford describes his fascination with military infographics. Here's what he has to say about the graphic above: Take some time with that graphic. After…

Drought map shows extreme shortages

From the U.S. National Drought Monitor. The entire state of California is in some level of drought, much of it extreme to exceptional. Snowpack is…

Alcohol consumption per drinker

We've seen rankings for alcohol consumption per capita around the world. These tend to highlight where people drink and abstain, but what about consumption among…

NBA basketball fans by ZIP code

After the popularity of The Upshot's baseball fandom map, it's no surprise the same group followed up with an NBA map of the same ilk.…

Name popularity by state, animated by year

Using baby name data from the Social Security Administration, Brian Rowe made this straightforward interactive that lets you search a name to see how its…