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In 1962, NASA launched Mariner 2, the first successful interplanetary probe. It was the first spacecraft which traveled beyond our own orbit, exploring the depths of outer space. Ever since then,...
US Goods Trade with the World
This is my analysis of US international goods trade based on data provided by USA Trade Online, part of the Department of Commerce, as available in February 2017. The graphic shows the relative...
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...
How People Like You Spend Their Time
The American Time Use Survey is an ongoing program from the Bureau of Labor Statistics that asks thousands of people, as you might guess, what they did during the last 24 hours. Using the data...
Six maps that show the anatomy of America’s vast infrastructure
President-elect Donald Trump’s plan to invest about $550 billion in new infrastructure projects across the country was a central theme in his campaign. “We’re going to rebuild our infrastructure,...
The Nuremberg trials prosecuted the leaders of Nazi Germany but did not necessarily end their lives. 70 years after the "the greatest trial in history" was concluded, we trace the life stories of...
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,...
These days in baseball, every batter is trying to find an angle
With increasingly sophisticated data available, major league hitters are focusing on getting the ball in the air.
The New Top 10 Furnace Cities in China
Many large cities in China, especially Chongqing, Wuhan and Nanjing, were traditionally known as “furnace cities”, suffer from long-lasing hot weather in summer. In recent years, with the global...
Over eight months into the Mosul offensive, Islamic State militants have been dislodged from all of the city. The fall of Mosul marks the end of the Iraqi half of Islamic State’s self-styled...
Mighty Morphing Metro Maps – Watch Transit Maps Transform to Real-Life Geography
Public transit maps occupy a unique place in the mapping world. Unlike most maps, which are designed to satisfy a single purpose, transit maps must strike a careful balance between readability,...
With the development of science and technology, people in the future will be able to set up a lunar orbiting laboratory, and use the moon as a foothold for more distant planets. Flying to the moon...
The Export Potential Tool is a project by the UN/WTO’s International Trade Centre to help small and medium-sized enterprises in developing countries to find products, markets and suppliers with...
Click an elephant together and save the world
This visual app makes CO2 goals tangible on the personal level: What can you change in your own household to contribute to the 40% reduction of CO2 emissions that the Dutch government has promised...
Instead of Brexit
The Brexit divorce bill is estimated to be £66 billion. Instead, let’s buy every working person in the UK a burrito for lunch every day for a year.
The Platinum Patients
Each year, 1 in every 20 Americans racks up just as much in medical bills as another 19 combined. This critical five percent of the U.S. population is key to solving the nation's health care...
How Snapchat started
The short story behind how Snapchat, this year’s most anticipated tech IPO, started in 2011, less than 6 years ago. In that short time, Snapchat went from $0 to $25 Billion in valuation. Compare...
Mapping America’s Taste in Oscar Films
How does America watch movies? Do coastal audiences prefer action films? Do movie-goers in the south opt for films that mirror their experiences? We’ve mapped US movie tastes for this year’s Oscars...
How do you draw a circle? We analyzed 100,000 drawings to show how culture shapes our instincts
Hundreds of thousands of people around the world have played Google’s game Quick, Draw! prompting us to ask what takeaways it might have for global culture, like whether your location and language...
People, Language & Identity
The journey of Shukhov’s hyperboloid
When a practically unknown Russian engineer, scientist and architect, Vladimir Shukhov, built his revolutionary broadcasting tower in Moscow, little did he know about the impact his work would have...
The Threat From North Korea’s Missiles
Pyongyang has accelerated its tests of missiles and nuclear bombs as it tries to develop a nuclear-armed missile that could hit the U.S. mainland.
Personal Objects of the Week
Some common objects that I normally use, constructing a narrative of the daily life of a graphic design student.
The Great Asian Arms Buildup
The 15th Shangri-La Dialogue kicks off in Singapore on June 3, with a keynote speech by Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-Ocha. The region’s most prestigious defense meeting gathers military...
AR Space Poster Long
This infographic was produced as an alternate outcome of my final major project at university. I decided to research how to communicate the possibilities of virtual reality and augmented reality...
The Air We Breathe (around London's health centres)
This interactive map shows that central London is blanketed in air pollution that is above legal limits. The visualisation is based on new data from King's College London, combining air pollution...
Thousands of bird sounds visualized using machine learning.
Venezuela's fortunes rise and fall with the price of oil, and when crude prices tanked in 2014, its economy was thrown into chaos. A government that had relied on oil revenues to fund social...
Migrants in Motion
As climate change alters habitats and disrupts ecosystems, where will animals move to survive? And will human development prevent them from getting there? This map shows the average direction...
A key White House post remains unfilled: First Pet
Donald Trump has broken the mould of the American presidency in almost every major category. He is the country’s oldest commander-in-chief, its richest and the only one in history without any...
Trump to reinstate US military ban on transgender people
President Donald Trump announced July 27th that he plans to reinstate a ban on transgender individuals from serving "in any capacity" in the US armed forces. The decision reversed a policy...
People, Language & Identity