John Walsh, the U.S. Senator from Montana, is in the news lately for plagiarizing a large portion of his final paper towards his master's degree.
One of the most annoying parts of downloading data from large portals is that you never quite know what you're gonna get.
Treemaps are useful to view and explore hierarchical data. Interaction can help you look at the data in greater detail.
If you've played around with R enough, there comes a time when you just need some data to mess around with.
Masuma Ahuja and Denise Lu for the Washington Post applied a technique called databending to a bunch of photos.
From a couple of years ago, but still relevant, I think. Matthew Epler took candidate approval ratings (again, this is from a little while ago), tossed them in a 3-D program, made the molds to match, and poured in some silicon.
Late last year, Cameron Beccario made a wind map for earth, inspired by an earlier work by Fernanda Viegas and Martin Wattenberg.
Personal data collection keeps getting easier and more efficient. Much of what was manual or clunky a few years ago is now automatic, done via the phone we carry every day anyway.
The New York Times is covering Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 with a series of maps. The ones above show a sample of recent flights in the area.
The USGS released a more detailed geologic map of Mars, not just renderings based on rough models. The USGS-led mapping effort reveals that the Martian surface is generally older than previously thought.
LeBron James decided to head back to Cleveland, so naturally the odds that they win the championship went up.
Packing underwear for a short trip is easy. You just pack a pair for each day you're away. However, longer trips require extra planning.
It's around that time of year when more people than usual ask for advice about degrees in statistics, career paths in visualization, and how to get started with something that looks awesome.
Shan Carter and Kevin Quealy for the Upshot have a look at sports fandom once again using Facebook usage as a proxy.
This graphic from the Gates Foundation is from a few months ago, but it was just National Mosquito Control Awareness Week.
I'm pretty sure xkcd is the only one who gets away with showing player ratings for both basketball and chess players in the same frame, without the y-axis labels.
NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard School of Public Health conducted a survey about peoples' stress levels and factors contributing to the stress.
A statistical model, from Yair Ghitza of Catalist and Andrew Gelman of Columbia University, estimates when people form their political preferences.
After a ruling by the United Nations International Court of Justice, Japan was ordered to stop whaling in parts of Antarctica.