Type in any name and see how popular it was across the USA over the past 60 years. (blog post explaining methodology)
In theory, the sun should hit it’s apogee (highest point overhead) at noon. But that doesn’t happen in much of the world, for a variety of reasons. The below map by Stefano Maggiolo details the discrepancies.
Based on an analysis of 4,191,533 flights and 1.3 billion air fares, “in 2013 the best time to buy a domestic airline ticket was 54 days in advance, or 7 1/2 weeks on average.” Check out the related article for other insights.
Map of all kinds of energy related things: coal fields, mines, oil/gas pipelines/storage, electrical transmission lines, wind turbine potential, offshore windspeeds, solar potential, etc. You get the idea.
It’s not the smoothest operating interactive map I’ve ever seen (lots of delays in loading, etc) – but it works if you’re patient.
Thanks to Mr. Brown for sending me the link.
Artist Loren Munk has created many beautiful interpretations of art history, genres, and incubators.
My personal favorite:
Facebook analyzed peoples online interactions zeroed around relationship status events. It turns out (not surprisingly I suppose) that relationship changes track closely with online interactions.
and what kind of posts they are interacting with:
Here’s what a breakup looks like:
You wouldn’t know it is you lived on the East Coast, of course, but January 2014 was the 4th hottest on record, globally.
We’ve seen versions of this before, but these are interesting in that they clearly indicate the amount of distortion the designs are using.
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