An interesting radial variation on a scatter plot, displaying multiple variable from 50 states. It’s . (via the promising new visualization site Visualizing.org)
The Pop Chart Lab is selling two well designed posters showing the taxonomies of Beer and Rap names.
The data is crowdsourced by consumer submissions. Amusing and interesting. (via)
A new study visualizes the effects of drug use on your brain using SPECT scans. Interesting — though the footnote “colors do not have significant meaning” dilutes the impact quite a bit.
Still, it’s an improvement over what we were taught in the 80s:
A wonderful (and quite detailed) visualization of the wide world business of sugar water. (via)
Forget GDP, China now drinks more beer than either the US or Europe, and is growing by 10 percent a year.
Commodity prices are on the rise again. The Economist picked a pretty recent base year for this graph of wheat, orange juice, and coffee prices – a longer trend would have shown the big ups and downs of the past few years.
Asia remains the cheapest place to enjoy a burger. China’s recent decision to increase the “flexibility” of the yuan has not made much difference yet. A Big Mac costs $1.95 in China at current exchange rates, against $3.73 in America. [...] In other words the yuan is undervalued by 48%.
A contest from Good magazine produced a number of different designs. The winner will be announced next week.
A collection of interactives from the FT:
Drill down maps of each region:
Grape varieties, and production stats:
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