This Handy Infographic Tracks Sterling Archer's Sexual Encounters

Can't remember when Sterling Archer hooked up with that Brazilian au pair, or if he made accidental penis contact with Conway Stern? Even for a devoted Archer fan, it can be difficult keeping up with Sterling's sordid affairs. Now there's a handy infographic to help sort it all out. » 3/14/15 7:01pm 3/14/15 7:01pm

The Difference Between Where Tourists and Locals Take Photographs

Eric Fischer has made a project of sifting through geotagged information in order to produce beautiful maps of things like tweets. He's taken that one step further, sorting through the information to compare the places in cities where tourists (in red) and locals (in blue) take photos. » 2/09/15 1:30am 2/09/15 1:30am

What Would Global Wealth Equality Look Like?

The Oxfam charity grabbed headlines this week with a report on global wealth inequality. Their primary data source was the (much more in-depth) Credit Suisse Global Wealth Report, which in 2014 specifically focused on the same subject. » 1/25/15 2:14pm 1/25/15 2:14pm

This Chart Shows The Worst Diseases That Don't Get Enough Research Money

Do the diseases that claim the most years of our lives really get the most research funding? This chart takes on that question — and reveals which diseases we may need to focus more on. » 1/16/15 2:40pm 1/16/15 2:40pm

Charts Show When We're At Our Most Miserable During the Year

Our moods ebb and flow with the seasons. They also change quite dramatically over the course of a single week. These visualizations show exactly when we can expect to be depressed, anxious, and stressed. » 12/04/14 3:30pm 12/04/14 3:30pm

How Millennials Stack Up To The Generations Before Them

Are Millennials really so different than the generations of young adults that came before them? Some data forensics reveals what has — and hasn't — actually changed about being a young adult in America. » 12/04/14 12:47pm 12/04/14 12:47pm

NFL Fans By U.S. County, According to Twitter

Earlier this year, Facebook used information gathered from its users to determine the most popular NFL team in every U.S. county. Now, Twitter has released its own map of NFL fandom in America – and Twitter's version is interactive. » 10/22/14 5:54pm 10/22/14 5:54pm

Transforming Data Into Beer Could Be The Greatest Idea Ever

Visualization takes raw data and turns it into storytelling. But some statisticians — tapping into the same instinct that makes us want to taste luscious food we see in photos — are experimenting with ways to experience data through our other senses. One of these great visionaries is attempting to brew data into beer. » 10/02/14 7:20am 10/02/14 7:20am

A County-By-County Map Of NFL Allegiance

Facebook's Data Science team has released its 2014 NFL American Fandom Map, to mark the beginning of the NFL season. The map uses Facebook "likes" to determine the most popular NFL team in every U.S. county. The result is "one of the most comprehensive samples of sports fanship ever collected." » 9/07/14 10:30am 9/07/14 10:30am

The Lifespan Of A CD Is Shorter Than We Thought

It probably seemed like a good idea at the time: Instead of fragile paper or clunky disks, why not save your data to a shiny, secure CD? Fast forward a few decades and those CDs (and the data they hold) are suffering from something called "CD rot" — and researchers aren't quite sure why. » 8/19/14 9:40am 8/19/14 9:40am

What is climate change doing to our food supply? The datasets you need to answer that question are now all publicly available at the government's new Food Resilience data website, which has everything from food desert mapping tools, data from the last ag census, crop prediction models, and more. » 7/29/14 2:15pm 7/29/14 2:15pm

We'll Never Be Able To Collect Data This In-Depth On Lemurs Ever Again

Meet Hiddleston. The blue-eyed black lemur was born at the Duke Lemur Center in March 2013. Since then, Duke researchers and students have recorded every detail of his life in their logbooks. Now, the Lemur Center is setting that data free, along with data for 3599 other lemurs that have called North Carolina their… » 7/28/14 3:16pm 7/28/14 3:16pm

Data Cuisine Uses Food And Flavor To Create Edible Infographics

Imagine a soup whose recipe is based upon local fishing statistics. Or a pizza with ingredients inspired by a city's ethnic demographics. These are just a couple of examples of "Data Cuisine," which uses the culinary arts not only to visualize data, but to taste it. » 7/02/14 7:30am 7/02/14 7:30am

Inside the Giant Data Center Hidden In the Middle of Manhattan

Between 1928 and 1932, two Art Deco skyscrapers were built in Lower Manhattan to house the telecommunications infrastructure for Western Union and AT&T. Almost 100 years later, the towers are still fulfilling their original intentions as data centers for Telx, an internet services company. » 6/27/14 3:00am 6/27/14 3:00am

A Star Trek Writer Explains How Data Became A Citizen Of The Federation

Whether dismantling his own evil twin or making the whole bridge vaguely uncomfortable with his first laugh, Data was the Federation's very own android with a human side. But just how would Data have become a citizen of the Federation in the first place? A writer for Star Trek TNG explains. » 6/19/14 4:20pm 6/19/14 4:20pm

Why The 13th Day Of The Month Most Frequently Lands On A Friday

Friday the 13th may be considered unlucky, but it's also more common than you might think. In fact, in the modern Gregorian calendar, it's more likely that the 13th day in any month will be a Friday than any other day of the week. » 5/08/14 8:55am 5/08/14 8:55am

Hypnotic xkcd animation compares the frequency of various events

Here's a mesmerizing piece of data porn that is sure to keep you staring at your screen. Randall Munroe of xkcd uses a series of GIFs to compare the frequencies of events from births, deaths, and heartbeats to the eruption of Old Faithful to someone in Denver ordering a pizza. » 2/17/14 1:20pm 2/17/14 1:20pm

A look inside the gorgeous world of "Dark Data"

Today, NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab data scientists showed us some of what they've been doing with the massive amounts of data they've collected — and how you can do it, too. » 2/11/14 4:20pm 2/11/14 4:20pm

This map of the internet is not just super-detailed, but worth framing

This ridiculously intricate map charts out the hidden geography and scope of the internet, ranging from assigning proportional landmass to the world's most popular websites, to drawing out the large swaths of free-flowing spam, to creating a color-coded look at the strength of internet surveillance. » 1/31/14 12:56pm 1/31/14 12:56pm

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