People worry about data overload. Fooey. Charts and musings by Nathan Yau.
Someone mentioned that $400,000+ per year was commonplace in American households. That seemed like an odd comment.
With wildfires burning in the western United States, smoke fills the air. This is an animation of the air quality during the past couple of months.
The wind was blowing smoke and ash from wildfires further up north from where I live. The sky turned an eerie orange. I wondered about past fires and made the chart below.
There's a 6 percent figure from the CDC that could be easily misinterpreted. Here's what it means.
What is old? When it comes to subjects like health care and retirement, we often think of old in fixed terms. But as people live longer, it's worth changing the definition.
You've probably heard the lines about how "40 is the new 30" or "30 is the new 20." What is this based on? I tried to solve the problem using life expectancy data. Your age is the new age.
30 is the new 20. Wait. 40 is the new 20. No, scratch…
Restaurants are reopening for dining across the United States. Some states are doing it faster than others.
It's hard to think of much else. These maps show the racial divide between black and white people in major cities.
The Census Bureau has been running the Household Pulse Survey since April 23, 2020 to get some gauge for how the pandemic is changing things at home. Here's how things look so far.
A couple of weeks ago — or maybe it was a couple of years ago, I’m not sure — the administration announced it would withdraw funding from the World Health Organization. Here's what that does to the overall picture.
They say a watched pot never boils. So here's a game where you try to make the pot boiling by looking somewhere else.
Maybe you're starting to run low. Here's how much you'll need when you go to restock.
I'm terrible at names, but maybe data can help. Put in your sex, the decade when you were born, and start putting in your name. I'll try to guess before you're done.
From 1928, the year of the first Academy Awards, to 2019, there have been 455 nominations for Best Director. Of those, 18 of them went to non-white men.