So here's a sport I don't see or hear much about. F1 racing, which requires a different sort of strength and agility than say football or basketball, has a wide range of ages.
Wired wrote a short profile for Cynthia Brewer, best known for Color Brewer, a tool that provides visually apt color schemes for maps (and charts).
The BBC has a fun piece that shows changes over your lifetime. Enter your date of birth, gender, and height, and you get personalized data nuggets, categorized by how you changed, how the world changed, and how people changed the world during your years on this planet.
In an interesting use of the before-and-after slider, this Washington Post graphic by Bonnie Berkowitz and Laura Stanton contrasts an unhealthy office environment against a healthy one.
There's a new addition to the FlowingData book series on the way. It's called Data Fluency: Empowering Your Organization With Effective Data Communication.
The Internet Archive makes millions of digitized books available in the form of scanned pages, and these books are categorized into thousands of subjects.
Kirk Goldsberry, with help from Andy Woodruff, looked at how rebounds work in the NBA from a statistical perspective.
We know that there are more people per square mile in some places than others, but it can be a challenge to understand the magnitude of the differences.
This is what you get when you group streets by their geographic orientation and color them accordingly with a neon paintbrush.
Small multiples are great, and the right interactions can make them even better. Continue reading →
Kate McLean, a PhD candidate in Information Experience Design at the Royal College of Art, is interested in the senses.
League of Legends is an online, free-to-play game that pits two teams of five against each other. The goal is to destroy the other team's structures.
Jeff Leek touches on concerns about point-and-click software to find the insights in your data, magically and with little to no effort.
As a way to understand the deadliness and spread of Ebola, the Washington Post runs a simplified simulation of how long it's likely to take for the virus to infect 100 unvaccinated people.
Aatish Bhatia, a recent physics PhD, describes the forces involved to do a skateboard Ollie. It's all about managing your center of gravity and applying variable amounts of torque to steer the board in the air.
xkcd doing what xkcd does. Randall Munroe charts a brief timeline of interracial and same-sex marriage, through the lens of popular approval and population.
We browse online, we see ads, and we buy stuff. The better-targeted the ads are, the more likely that we buy stuff.
Philip Guo provides three practical reasons on why it's worth pursuing a PhD. Worth considering if you're hemming and hawing about graduate school.
As a way to bring context to the rarity of the 18-inning baseball game between the Washington Nationals and the San Francisco Giants this past weekend, Ross Benes compared other things that are 9.1 standard deviations from the mean, such as an NBA team losing by 83 points and having a 13.4-inch penis.
Remember that time you were sitting by the fire reading The Lord of the Rings and thought to yourself, "Gee golly.