Economist Uses Lego Bricks To Show The Ugly Truth Of Social Mobility

Richard Reeves, a Brookings Institution economist, has made a brief video using Legos to visualize the hard facts about getting ahead in the U.S. "In terms of fairness," he says, the question is less about the income gap between the bottom and top and "more about your chance of making it from the bottom to the top." » 8/28/14 7:00am Today 7:00am

Here's What Your 1.1 Million Comments On Net Neutrality Look Like

When the Federal Communications Commission asked the public to send their views on network neutrality, it got an earful. The response was so huge that the deadline was extended due to technical problems. Those comments were recently published online as a 1.4 GB file, and NPR has posted this visualization of what they… » 8/12/14 1:40pm 8/12/14 1:40pm

The Sleep Schedules Of Some Of History's Greatest Minds

Mason Currey's Daily Rituals: How Artists Work is full of revealing insights on the creative habits of some of history's greatest writers, scientists, musicians and philosophers. Here, bedtimes collected by Currey in the course of his research are compiled into a single, circular chart. Notice anything interesting? » 6/12/14 2:40pm 6/12/14 2:40pm

Watch Live Data Streams On Tron: Legacy's Awesome Encom Display

Whether or not you liked Tron: Legacy, you can't deny that it served up some tasty eye candy. So, rejoice, my fellow programs and data junkies — this online version of the awesome Encom boardroom projection screen is configured to visualize live updates from Github and Wikipedia, with more streams to come. » 5/30/14 6:30am 5/30/14 6:30am