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It wasn’t always the East – where Germany votes for the far-right
The German federal election takes place this September. For the first time since the 1950s, a party to the right of the CDU/CSU is on track to enter the German parliament: the right-wing populist...
Bloomberg Brexit Barometer
Can a metaphor with animated weather icons track the economic well-being of the United Kingdom and show the impact of Brexit over time? Here is our attempt at adding a little levity to an important...
Red and Blue America: The Political Divide at the State Level
The electoral college map, which was ubiquitous during the 2016 US presidential election, masks the political differences within states. In this piece, I examine the political divide at a more...
Federal budget 2017
The Government expects to spend $14 billion more in the next financial year compared to the current financial year.
Who's Banking on the Dakota Access Pipeline?
The Standing Rock Sioux are inspiring the world with their resistance against the pipeline. But it’s not just Big Oil and Gas that they’re opposing.
Public budgets visualized. Website & tool.
Democratic governments take 30%-50% of our income. Arguments about economics, politics and corruption occupy a large part of the public discourse. But shockingly - in the age of self-driving cars -...
On Their Way: the Journey of Foreign Fighters
In the context of understanding the complex phenomenon of violent religious radicalization, this map details the journey of ISIS’ foreign fighters to the territories of the Caliphate, as well as of...
Studio of the Year
Mapping the flow of International Trade
According the UN’s Comtrade database, the global market for imported goods totaled $15.6 trillion in 2015. This map shows where those goods came from and where they went, each dot representing $1...
Why does the US lead the world in incarceration?
The US holds only 5% of the world’s population but 25% of the world’s prisoners. Was it the war on drugs? Mandatory minimums? How we got here – the global leader in incarceration – is one of the...
How terrorism in the West compares to terrorism everywhere else
Since the beginning of 2015, the Middle East, Africa and Asia have seen nearly 50 times more deaths from terrorism than Europe and the Americas.
How the opioid epidemic became America's worst drug crisis ever
Drug overdoses now kill more Americans than HIV/AIDS did at its peak. These maps and charts tell the story.
These lawmakers might want to consider crossing the aisle in the 115th Congress
Some Democratic senators who face reelection next year are gearing up for a tough sell: that they still represent their voters’ interests, even if they’ve stuck with a party many of those voters...
Mapping the Manifestos
The platforms of Britain’s main parties offer voters areas of overlap and clear blue water.
70 countries have had a female leader
As nations around the world celebrate International Women’s Day, the number of countries that have had a female leader continues to expand. But the list is still relatively short, and even when...
The world's largest search
The hunt for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 is unprecedented. The massive search area which is remote and previously unmapped, the complex underwater terrain and extreme depths make for a search...
China's Global Energy Finance
Since 2000, China has provided upwards of $160 billion in development finance to the energy sector for foreign governments across the globe. To understand the scope and breadth of these...
The size of the gender wage gap in Australia
To understand what the gap means in people's every day life, I compared the time it takes for men and women to earn those wages. In each occupation, how many weeks at a male's average salary does...
What if: The EU had presidential elections like the USA?
There are two phenomena which converged towards the writing of this blogpost. First of, the recent US elections have put into question, yet again, the voting system used in electing the US...
What Trump Cut In His Budget
On May 23, the Trump administration released his full 2018 budget proposal, which details many of the changes the president wants to make to the federal government’s spending.
A Matter of Time
“A Matter of Time” takes a comprehensive look at the nature of long prison terms in the U.S. – how time served in state prisons has grown in recent years, who is serving the longest prison terms,...
NAFTA Trade Flows
What does trade within NAFTA look like? Driven by trade data from the UN Comtrade dataset, this interactive explorable analysis of trade within NAFTA profiles trade over time and across commodity...
The Las Vegas Showdown
This visual is an exact sequence of the showdown between Hillary Clinton & Donald Trump at the final Presidential debate of the 2016 Elections.
Tongues of Fire
Tongues of Fire is a series of Data Visualizations with the objective of representing the variations and discrepancies in words used by corporate news media. The data itself is comprised of the...
What happened in Manchester?
What happened in Manchester is a video made the day after the terrorist attack in the Manchester Arena. At times like this, when news develops quickly, the NOS newsroom works at full speed to cover...
Childhood Obesity and Poverty in America
Artwork for 2U regarding childhood obesity and poverty in America
Does your job pay less than it did five years ago?
Wage stagnation and an ever increasing cost of living have left many people feeling poorer over the last few years. But for some workers, skills shortages mean pay has shot up. So is your job on...
Kushners’ China Deal Flop Was Part of Much Bigger Hunt for Cash
In 2007, the Kushners bought a flagship Manhattan tower at 666 Fifth Ave. for a record $1.8 billion — mostly with debt. An investigation into their finances reveal a real estate company overwhelmed...
Another New Normal
2016 was a stormy year for the real estate market. First of all, the sale amount of China's real estate reached 10.25 trillion yuan. Second, 22 cities in China took turns to restrict the purchase...
The parallels between the Russia investigation and Watergate
Russian interference in the presidential election and the investigation into alleged collusion with the Trump campaign has drawn comparisons to Watergate, with the appointment of an independent...
Evolving perceptions in the American healthcare landscape
With Americans considering healthcare to be one the biggest issues facing the country, Lightspeed Health conducted an exclusive survey of doctors and healthcare consumers to understand their...