Infographics

Telling stories with data and graphics.

Flight turbulence on the Singapore Airlines flight, visually explained

Last week, a Singapore Airlines flight experienced turbulence that led to one person…

Visualization of flying into a black hole

Assuming you were still alive flying into a black hole, NASA’s Goddard Space…

Low risk for human bird flu transmission

For Reuters, Mariano Zafra, Anurag Rao, and Jon McClure describe how bird flu…

Cicada brood timeline

The cicadas are coming. This year is unique, because there are two broods…

Limited progress towards a plan for planting 1 trillion trees

Marc Benioff, the CEO of Salesforce, set out to plant and conserve 1…

Counts for pro-Palestinian college protests increasing

Based on estimates from the Crowd Counting Consortium, the Washington Post shows the…

Flipbook drawn by strangers on the internet

The Pudding ran an experiment that asked people to trace a shape. They…

Climate change in your lifetime and the next

One of the challenges of understanding the weight of climate change is that…

Israel uses Iron Dome as defense against rockets

Using a series of graphics, Reuters explains Israel’s defense against rockets, also known…

Scented products with potentially harmful ingredients

For Bloomberg, Daniela Sirtori, Madeline Campbell, and Marie Patino do some product counting:…

Teenage adversity that carries into adulthood

The National Longitudinal Surveys from the Bureau of Labor Statistics are unique in…

Expanding Rube Goldberg machine that you can edit

From xkcd, a Rube Goldberg machine that keeps on going. Edit a cell…

Interactive timeline of notable people throughout history

This is a fun project by Jan Willem Tulp. Based on data from…

Visual guide to airfoils

Bartosz Ciechanowski is at it again with an in-depth explainer that makes heavy…

Defining the greatest albums of all time

Rolling Stone published a list in 2003 that ranked the 500 greatest albums…

Tiny chip manufacturing, visually explained

Microchips have gotten tiny. Like smaller than a red blood cell tiny. Financial…

If we didn’t have leap years

For CNN, Amy O’Kruk and Kenneth Uzquiano asked what would happen if we…

Interactive LED basketball court

During the 2024 NBA All-Star weekend, the basketball court was essentially a giant…