Google Charts the History of Modern Music

Google recently began tracking its user's music uploads. What's it doing with that data? A number of things, to be sure, and here's one we like very much: Google Research has created a rich, multilayered, interactive chart of musical evolution by visualizing which albums from eras-gone-by remain in our music libraries… » 1/18/14 8:30am 1/18/14 8:30am

A scale for the size of the universe, from quarks to quasars

Imagining the smallest of the small and the largest of the large in the universe can be a mind-bendingly difficult task. This awesome interactive graphic, that let's you slide from an infinitesimally tiny strange quark all the way out to the gigantic Eridanus Supervoid hanging around near the ragged edges of our… » 1/13/14 12:40pm 1/13/14 12:40pm

Here's how engineers salvaged Italy's massive shipwreck

Yesterday, engineers successfully led one of the largest salvage operations in history on the shipwrecked Costa Concordia, which smashed into a small Italian island twenty months ago. Workers were able to right the ship in roughly 19 hours. This graphic shows how they did it, and how they'll float it away. » 9/17/13 10:40am 9/17/13 10:40am

Infographic shows that the world likes the US slightly more than China

The Pew Research group recently conducted a massive, global poll to figure out who has "favorable" views of the U.S. and China. They put together a great visualization to show how many people in each region look favorably on the two superpowers. The U.S. is liked slightly more, except in the Middle East. » 7/18/13 12:20pm 7/18/13 12:20pm

An Interactive Map of Racist, Homophobic and Ableist Tweets in America

This is The Geography of Hate – a cartographical collection of every geotagged tweet in the continental U.S. between June 2012 and April 2013 in which the word "chink," "gook," "nigger," "wetback," "spic," "dyke" "fag," "homo," "queer" or "cripple" was used in an explicitly negative way. » 5/10/13 11:23am 5/10/13 11:23am