Can You Identify Different Time Travel Movies Based On These Graphs?

Graphing time travel tales can be tricky business, but can you identify different time travel movies based on charts of different paths through time? Artist and animator Dan Meth challenges movie lovers with his visual time travel quiz. » 4/07/14 10:30am 4/07/14 10:30am

12 Diagrams That Changed How We Understood Our Solar System

These days, we are treated to glorious images of the cosmos through astrophotography and sophisticated three-dimensional visualizations of the universe. In the early centuries of astronomy, however, our visions of the cosmos often took the shape of diagrams—representing what we believed about our solar system. » 3/18/14 10:00am 3/18/14 10:00am

Kepler's Latest Exoplanet Hoard, Graphed

Here's some impressive planetary perspective: Last Wednesday, NASA's Kepler mission announced the discovery of 715 newly confirmed exoplanets, nearly doubling the total number of verified planets beyond our solar system. This animated graph, courtesy of NASA, helps put that discovery into context. » 3/02/14 1:00pm 3/02/14 1:00pm

6 P.M. is the most dangerous time of day to be a pedestrian

At least in the winter. As the days get longer, the risk tapers off slowly, or gets pushed back an hour or two, as you can see in this chart of pedestrian risk over time. But, it's not just a chart — it's also a map. » 1/28/14 9:30am 1/28/14 9:30am

This video of people taking the American dialect survey is fascinating

Bert Vaux's dialect survey is endlessly fascinating, prompting thousands of folks to figure out which American dialect they speak. This video mixes audio of people taking the survey with Joshua Katz's heat map visualizations of the dialect data. » 11/30/13 10:30am 11/30/13 10:30am

Get Obsessive With These Size Comparison Charts

Size matters. Especially when it comes to starships, giant monsters, buildings, and . . . well, pretty much anything else that you can obsessively categorize using common measurement systems. Here are some of the most outrageously detailed size comparison charts you'll ever see. » 10/07/13 3:23pm 10/07/13 3:23pm