Infographics

Telling stories with data and graphics.

Clock plays a song with the current time in its title

For The Pudding, Russell Samora pulled songs via the Spotify API and made…

Infinity abstractions

Infinity is an abstraction of endlessness, which seems to suggest that it cannot…

Explorable explanation for matrix transformations

Instead of using a bunch of equations to memorize, Yi Zhe Ang visually…

Using cold lake water to cool buildings

There are buildings in Toronto, Canada that make use of a deep lake…

Passenger planes flying too close

Sometimes passenger planes get a little too close to each other on takeoff…

xkcd: Pairwise matrix of what to do in an emergency

xkcd has an informative reference for what do in case of mountain lion…

Hip-hop’s influence on the English language

For The New York Times, Miles Marshall Lewis highlights the etymology of five…

Greenhouse gas from wasting food at home

Almost half of wasted food comes from homes, and almost half of that…

Rarity of songwriters who are women for popular songs

It’s common to see singers who are women, but the people who write…

Taylor Swift pop charts

Taylor Swift has been filling up stadiums across the United States and will…

Hot surfaces, stored energy

In hot places, the ground can heat to higher temperatures than the air,…

Comparing home run in distance different stadiums

In Major League Baseball, a player hits a home run when the ball…

Flowchart showing the splits, mergers, and acquisitions of the former Bell Telephone Company

Bell System’s monopoly broke up in 1984 leading to independent phone companies, which…

Wimbledon grass patterns

This might surprise you, but the grass at the Wimbledon tennis tournament is…

xkcd: Real estate analysis

xkcd provides the analysis we all need. I can’t believe Jupiter scored so…

Competitive hot dog eating requirements

Nathan’s Famous hot dog eating contest, so gross to watch but impossible to…

Noise and health

The New York Times explores how noise impacts health: Anyone who lives in…

Password game requires more ridiculous rules as you play

Password rules seem to get more strict and weird over time. Neal Agarwal…