Listen To Every Single Musical Genre, Ever

If you've ever wanted to hear the difference between traditional funk and Memphis soul, or understand where they fit in the context of more than 1300 musical genres, you might want to clear your schedule. An interactive project called Every Noise at Once is about to devour the rest of your day. » 3/27/15 1:00pm Friday 1:00pm

The Last 200 Years Of U.S. Immigration In One Chart

Just how much has the United States depended on immigrants to build itself throughout its history? This chart lays out the last few hundred years of the nation's immigration rates to show how pivotal it was. » 3/23/15 9:20am 3/23/15 9:20am

This Is What It Would Be Like To Dig To The Center Of The Earth

If you've ever encountered a sinkhole, dug a hole, or even just picked up an old Jules Verne novel, you've probably wondered idly what it might be like to travel to the earth's core. This interactive visualization lets you get a sense of the scale, without ever having to pick up a shovel. » 3/17/15 8:30am 3/17/15 8:30am

The Answer To One Question Shows How The U.S. Differs From The World

There's a single question you can ask that instantly reveals the differences between America and the rest of the world — and it's not about income, religion, lifestyle, or politics. » 3/16/15 9:45am 3/16/15 9:45am

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

What Visualization Best Illustrated A Tricky Scientific Concept For You?

Science is full of ideas and facts that, even when they're most plainly stated, can still be incredibly slippery. But sometimes all it takes to have that eureka moment when everything clicks into place is a single, perfect picture. » 3/04/15 7:00am 3/04/15 7:00am

This Map Of A Week's Worth Of Global Shipping Traffic Is Mesmerizing

You order something, it ships, and a few days (and a few checks through package tracking) later it's at your doorstep. It's a relatively simple process — until you start looking at all the packages moving worldwide at once. And then that simple process becomes a vast, complicated, and even kind of beautiful, network. » 2/24/15 11:20am 2/24/15 11:20am

How The Most Common Job In Every State Has Changed In The Last 36 Years

The job market is an elusive, constantly shifting thing. Yet, for all that, as this map that takes us through the last 3 and a half decades of jobs in America shows, there are some fascinating patterns —and one clear choice for the single most common job in all of America right now. » 2/10/15 10:20am 2/10/15 10:20am

These Charts Show Which Foods Are Most Likely To Be Wasted

Wasting food is a problem all over the world, but are all kinds of foods equally likely to be wasted? The answer is no. Some foods are especially prone to it, while others are likely to be used much more carefully. Here are the world's most wasted common foods in helpful chart form. » 2/09/15 9:20am 2/09/15 9:20am

An Interactive Map Showing The Worst Commutes In America

There are few things that make as much of a day-to-day difference in our lives as the length of our commutes. Which is why this map, which lets you see which Americans are better or worse off in terms of commute times, is so interesting. Input your counties, America! And then begin your gloating/seething. » 2/06/15 8:40am 2/06/15 8:40am

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

What If Wikipedia Were An Actual Galaxy?

What if Wikipedia wasn't just a virtual space, but outer space? This new, searchable Wikipedia format lets you find information by flying through space and plucking it from its home planet — before bouncing to some of its orbiting planetary pages. » 12/09/14 11:10am 12/09/14 11:10am

How Much Sleep Does Your City Get?

It may often feel like you're running on a little less sleep than you should. But is how much sleep you're getting (or not getting) a function of where you live? Here are the cities that sleep the most and the least. » 8/20/14 7:00am 8/20/14 7:00am

Every Job In America And What It Pays, Charted

What are people doing in America for work and just how much are they making at those jobs? This chart, which looks at the distribution of Americans through different industries and their median salaries, answers that question. » 7/02/14 8:20am 7/02/14 8:20am

Watch As The U.S. Population Goes West Over The Last 220 Years

A lot has changed in the U.S. over the course of the last 220 years, but one thing has remained the same: The steady migration of the population more and more westwards with each passing decade. » 6/23/14 7:20am 6/23/14 7:20am

This Video Puts The Size Of Earth's Moon In Perspective

How big is the moon? One way to answer that question is approximately 3,400 km across. But another way is with this animated comparison that looks at how the moon stacks up against some other objects — both earthbound and those among the stars. » 5/08/14 9:40am 5/08/14 9:40am

A Map Of Every Earthquake Over The Last Century

This map takes every quake from the last century and plots them out to give a sense of the incredible scope — and the power — of earthquakes. » 4/15/14 7:50am 4/15/14 7:50am

This Map Shows Which Jobs Are Most Unique To Your State

The Bureau of Labor Statistics has crunched the numbers of the jobs Americans have now. The most common profession overall for the nation: office and administrative support. But what about the jobs that are both unique to your state and common there? » 4/10/14 8:35am 4/10/14 8:35am

This 3D Model Reconstructs A 110 Million-Year-Old Dinosaur Chase

We may not actually be able see the harrowing chase that pitted a theropod against a sauropod over 110 million years ago. But — thanks to this 3D model reconstructing what happened — we can at least get a pretty good view of the aftermath. » 4/04/14 2:09pm 4/04/14 2:09pm

A Map Of Everywhere In The World People Are Migrating To And From

This web may not look much like a map at first glance, but it is. Instead of mapping physical geography, though, this map charts where in the world people are moving to and from, to give us a snapshot look at the worldwide migration patterns over 20 years. » 4/01/14 9:41am 4/01/14 9:41am