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100 Years of Movie References, Visualised

Ever wondered if Star Wars and Orgazmo were linked? Or whether E.T. and Dogma were connected? Well ponder no longer, because that's exactly what Culturegraphy does. Read More >>

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This Hyperactive Acid Trip is Actually Birdsong Visualised

Australian artist Andy Thomas recently built a visualiser for birdsongs, the latest in his fascinating line up of so-called "audio life forms." As the term implies, these gorgeous creations look like the sounds they represent and react accordingly. The end result is an acid trip of an experience. Read More >>

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This World Map Was Created by Plotting Out Each Terrorist Attack Since 1970

It's incredibly sad that we can basically paint the map of our world just by using the locations of all terrorism acts since 1970. The brightest parts of the map show the areas of the world that have to deal with so much tragedy. The darkest parts are 'safe' because so few people live there. Read More >>

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Watch Ikea’s March to World Furniture Domination

Ikea was founded in 1943, and its first showroom didn't open until 1953. Since, though, it's become an unstoppable furniture juggernaut hellbent on making it into everyone's living room. This map shows how unrelenting that's been. Read More >>

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If You Put all Humans on a Pile, They Would Take Up a Surprisingly Small Space

According to the always entertaining Vsauce, this is the volume that the entire human population would take if you put everyone on a pile in the Grand Canyon. We are just a bunch of ants, yet we have managed to transform the entire landscape of Earth.* Read More >>

science
How to Lie With Data Visualisation

Data visualisation is one of the most important tools we have to analyse data. But it's just as easy to mislead as it is to educate using charts and graphs. In this article we'll take a look at three of the most common ways in which visualisations can be misleading. Read More >>

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Check the Popularity of Any TV Show Using This IMDb-Based Clever Tool

Ever wondered how long it took for The Wire to get popular? Or why Prison Break got cancelled when it did? This interactive data visualisation tool lets you mine all of IMDb's user ratings data to find out. Read More >>

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Gorgeous Video Makes Art Using Every Colour Your Computer Can Display

This mesmerising, morphing video experiment by József Fejes is more than a beautiful art project. It's a visual boundary-pusher, dedicating one pixel to every colour your computer is capable of displaying. And it's beautiful. Read More >>

animals
All the World’s Land Mammals Visualised By Weight

Ever wondered how humans stack up to cows, pigs or elephants if you were to gather 'em all up and weigh them? Wonder no longer, because this chart shows exactly that. Read More >>

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The Best Science Visualisations of the Year

From microscopic coral to massive planets, the natural world is full of beauty on a scale that can only be seen with the aid of a microscope or a telescope. The winners of the 11th annual International Science and Engineering Visualisation Challenge have been announced—sponsored by the journal Science and the U.S. National Science Foundation—letting us zoom in to microscopic scales and zoom out onto planetary scales. Read More >>

internet
This Beautiful Map of the Internet is Insanely Detailed

Visualising the internet is almost as difficult as ignoring trolls, but that didn't stop Jay Jason Simons from having a damn good try. The result is this beautiful and insanely detailed map. Read More >>

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The World’s Biggest Global Warming Offenders, Visualised

New calculations show that the US, China, Russia, Brazil, India, Germany and the UK were responsible for more than 60 per cent of global warming between 1906 and 2005. Here, those numbers are visualised so it's plain for all to see. Read More >>

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This is How all of Reddit’s Communities Overlap

Reddit may be the front page of the internet, but it's also home to all manner of weird and wonderful niche interest groups. This visualisation reveals how they all relate to each other. Read More >>

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What the World Would Look Like if You Could See Mobile Phone Signals

There are thousands of invisible signals bouncing around us all the time, and the world would be a very different place if we could seem them. Visualiser extraordinaire Nickolay Lamm already showed us what the Wi-Fi noise would look like, and now he's back to illuminate the mobile phone signals all around us. It's trippy. Read More >>