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Towards a Low-carbon World

Carbon output. We want to reduce it, but some countries have a longer way to go than others. Pitch Interactive shows progress (or non-progress) by…

Odds of losing in roulette

Jay Jacobs has some fun with roulette simulations and explores the odds of winning for different bets. Above shows a simulation of 250 spins 20,000…

Who voted for Santorum and Romney

As a complement to Shan Carter's exit poll dancing boxes, The New York Times provides another view with an interactive triangular scatterplot. In the dancing…

Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends, accidental chart

This came via Twitter from @christopferd: Will @flowingdata caption my 2 yr old's first [accidental] chart with his #thomas trains? How could I resist? You…

Slicing Obama’s 2013 budget proposal four ways

With Obama's recent budget for next year proposed, Shan Carter et. al of The New York Times let you explore the plan in their new…

Compare presidential candidate fundraising

Presidential candidates have raised $186 million up to now, according to the Federal Election Commission. The New York Times lets you compare the amounts raised…

Words used in SOTU and Republican presidential candidates in debates

Jonathan Corum for The New York Times examines word usage by President Barack Obama in his State of the Union addresses and the words used…

Job growth at the best companies to work for

Nicolas Rapp and Anne Vandermey with a straightforward look at new jobs added at the top 100 companies to work for, according to Fortune. Fat…

Optimized dart throwing and other games

If you play darts just trying to hit the bullseye, you aren't playing for maximum output. Don't fret though. DataGenetics is here to help with…

Apollo 11 lunar landing told through data

From Yanni Loukissas of the MIT Laboratory for Automation, Robotics, and Society, comes the story of the Apollo 11 lunar landing told via multiple…

Corruption versus human development

Transparency International released annual data for the Corruption Perceptions Index. The Economist plotted it against the UN's Human Development Index: Comparing the corruption index with…

40 years of boxplots

Famed statistician John Tukey created the boxplot in 1970. It shows a distribution summary in a small amount of space. Hadley Wickham and Lisa Stryjewski…

Kill Math makes math more meaningful

After a certain point in math education, like some time during high school, the relevance of the concepts to the everyday and the real world…

The Fortune 500, 1955 to 2010

Since 1955, Fortune Magazine has published a list of America's 500 largest companies. What companies have risen to the top? Which ones have fallen? Ben…

Last.fm scrobbles as calendar heat map

Martin Dittus, a former Last.fm employee, grabbed listening data for staff, moderators, and alumni, and visualized 8.7 million scrobbles in an extended calendar format. At…

Girl Scout cookie pie chart

With Girl Scout cookie season around the corner, Wired pies it up with cookies showing percentage of sales. It's all about the Caramel deLites. [Thanks,…

How the deficit got so big

The US continues to rack up more and more debt, with a deficit in the trillions. But how did we get here? Teresa Tritch for…

All the countries that the US owes money to

In May 2011, the United States owned $14.3 trillion in debt. A lot of that is money is owed to other countries. Heather Billings and…

When crime happens in major cities

Does more crime happen during the late hours of the night or in the middle of the afternoon? Trulia Insights uses small multiples to look…

Award-nominated movies vs. highest grossing

Dorothy Gambrell of very small array continues with her fascination of movie quality and money gross. This time around she looks looks at the overlap…

RottenTomatoes trends with Career-o-matic

Slate puts together a rough analysis of RottenTomatoes actor and director career ratings. They plot average ratings for films in general, actors, and directors, which…

Rise and fall of housing prices

Kevin Quealy and Jeremy White report for The New York Times on the rise and fall of housing prices with an interactive time series chart:…