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Dead on Arrival
Since President Rodrigo Duterte launched his war on drugs a year ago, Philippine police have taken hundreds of dead bodies to hospital. Why?
Faces of power
3D Map of 2013 Unemployment Rates by County
This was my final project for a cartography course during my GIS certificate program at Hunter College a couple years ago. I knew I wanted to do a 3D "topographical" map and I had worked with...
The timeline of human evolution
This illustrated story of the human evolution spans from the first cell to Charles Darwin in 7.27 meters with 259 beautiful flat illustrations. In this survey, all the most relevant species are...
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...
Tracking Energy Demands
Working with the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) we designed and produced a highly accessible, interactive data tool that allows users to explore how US energy usage and production has changed...
Measuring what affects misery
Mental illness is a better predictor of misery than poverty is.
A show of force
North Korea’s military parades are an impressive sight. They can also give away important information about the regime’s capabilities and ambitions. Here we deconstruct all of Kim Jong Un’s major...
Which skills are most in demand where you live?
Skills most in demand according to LinkedIn: 2014 & 2015
The Return of the Big Screen
In 1984 Apple introduced Macintosh for the first time. In the 1984 ad, the big screen, which was presented as a metaphor for collectivism and censorship, was broken down into small individual...
The cyclical nature of solar eclipses
Visualizing five millennia of solar eclipses to explore their cyclical nature.
Mapping how the United States generates its electricity
President Trump signed in March orders to reverse the previous administration’s energy policies, a move that he framed as “an end to the war on coal” and that comes amid a drop in the fuel’s use....
Elon Musk Is Getting SpaceX Closer to Mars, One Rocket at a Time
Inspired by rebuses, a narrative method dating from as early as the 15th century that uses pictures to represent words, Bloomberg journalists tackled the Space X story in a compelling new way....
Impact of the Oscars nominations
How big a deal is an Oscar nomination? Most movies make the majority of their profits in the first few weeks after release. A nomination for the Oscars could change this dynamic dramatically,...
This is a visualization and auralization of real-time global tweets mentioning 'Music'. People around the world love music, love to listen to music, and love to discuss music. What does it sound...
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.
BBC One series Sherlock pictures a contemporary version of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s detective stories. But how different is it from the original narrative? We dissect every episode of the hit show...
Star Wars - Film Ratings
The IMDb ratings of the Original, Prequel, & Sequel Star Wars films (those released as of 30th May 2017). Hovering over the x-wings provides more information about each film, hovering over the...
How Nafissatou Thiam beat the odds to claim the heptathlon gold in Rio
The Belgian outdid team GB’s Jessica Ennis-Hill, the defending Olympic champion. Breaking personal best after personal best, she gave the performance of a lifetime to steal the crown from the...
The State Financial Disclosure Project
While national debate in the United States continues over financial disclosure practices for federal officials, personal financial disclosure for state and local officials remains an under-studied...
Older people are inclined to accuse younger ones of spending all their time in front of screens. Actually, those in their 60s are as guilty as those in their teens – and the amount of time that all...
Google Search Interest Follows the 2017 Solar Eclipse Forecast
Search popularity, or how frequently a term is searched in proportion to all other queries for a given location, can reveal what excites or interests the underlying population. This...
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...
Cyberthreat real-time map
A real-time map of malware, suspicious emails, and so on. Reported by a variety of digital security companies from across the world.
The Seven Summits
Data design created with the seven highest summits of each continent - Everest, Kilimanjaro, Aconcagua, Mc Kinley, Elbrus, Massif Vinson and Puncak Jaya - stretched between 4,884 m and 8,848 m....
Terror’s daily reality
To capture the toll of terror, the Los Angeles Times tracked every fatal act of terrorism around the world in April. By the end of the month, terror had struck 180 times, wounded 1,385 and...
Crime: How at risk are you?
Today, for the first time, BBC News, working with the Office for National Statistics, is providing you with a way of understanding your risk of being a victim of crime in England and Wales. If you...
The news is a major part of how many people obtain information every day. While it provides a vital function to keep people informed about the important issues, we don't often consciously consider...
Where each country should be, based on its time zone(s)
A world map projection exposing the shortcomings of the time zone system; what would the world look like if time zone divisions were actually accurate? This is probably the first projection in...
Plastic Buildup in Our Oceans
From food storage to furniture—we use plastic for everything. In 2008 alone 245 million tons of plastic were produced. These plastics often find there way into our waterways. Every year 6.4 million...