Science Archive:

More awesomeness from xkcd. It needs a third axis to factor in how annoying the task is.

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Using location data from over 1 million photos taken by astronauts on the International Space Station provides us with another “revealed” map of the world. These big data meta analysis generally annoy me, but for some reason when they are done on a map I find them downright artistic.

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The author, Nathan Bergey, has additional breakdown maps by mission, etc on his website if you’re interested.

I don’t know that this works that great as a venn,  but I like having list of nonsense all in one place to remind me how much of it there is.

Recent studies add to the evidence that we are changing the world:

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If you want to see what “climate change” really means, as in what will be changing where, check out the 2013 National Climate Assessment report. It’s fantastic, and chuck full of visualizations:

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One side effect: More shipping in the Arctic:

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I suppose this shouldn’t be surprising – and it’s interesting in terms of proposed changes to social security. (related article)

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Interesting chart in that it combines life expectancy with "percentage of healthy years”. I’ve heard that a lot of medical research now isn’t necessarily to make you live longer, but for you to be healthy as long as possible, then fall apart all at once and die quickly.

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A very slick interactive tool for exploring world migration.

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Vaccines

In: Science

20 Feb 2013

Not much of a graph design wise, but it does drive home the data to vaccine skeptics. Get your shots!!

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Which of these do you worry about?

Helical Orbits

In: Maps Science Video

26 Dec 2012

We’ve seen some takes on this before (here, here, and here), but this one seems the most accurate. Man, we’re small.

Bird Family Tree

In: Science

20 Dec 2012

A Yale-led scientific team has produced the most comprehensive family tree for birds to date, connecting all living bird species — nearly 10,000 in total — and revealing surprising new details about their evolutionary history and its geographic context. (summary article; another)

It looks like someone did an amazing amount of research into bird diversification. But I can’t really understand all of what this visualization is telling me because the original article is hidden behind a paywall at Nature.

http://sheffield.ac.uk/polopoly_fs/1.221004!/file/bird-family-tree2.gif

Pythagorean Theorem

In: Science

18 Dec 2012

Sometimes the best way to explain something is to demonstrate it.

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The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation collects detailed information on global health issues, and produces a number of interesting visualizations.

How people died in 2010 – by cause, age, and filterable by sex and region:

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Life expectancy in the US (1989-2009). Who knew it varied so much?

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Drill-downable US Causes of Death (1970-2006)

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and many many more.


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