A full hour before the formal announcement of Bin-Laden’s death, Keith Urbahn posted his speculation to Twitter. Little did he know that this Tweet would trigger an avalanche of reactions, Retweets and conversations — all visualized here, in infinitely zoomable splendor.
In a republic where political dissent has long been quashed, new voters were young, disenchanted, and digitally connected. This dashboard gives us a fascinating slipstream of election memes visualized in real-time.
The cancer question — how genes and environment interact to make cells go malignant — continues to perplex the best of us. With its vast database, this visualization engine looks for answers in patterns of disease across the US.
At a time when photographs of the fallen are being suppressed, data-viz journalism is emerging as a new medium for visualizing the costs of war. To witness: this sobering graphic, based on the WikiLeaks Iraq Logs.
In February, Google issued a challenge to its users: “Can you make tax data exciting?” Here is the winning visualization, a cunning mix of text, charts, and interactive elements that — believe it or not — also create a narrative arc.
We are an increasingly urban species, with more than half of humanity living in urban hubs. Ranking the world's 590 most-populous cities, this psychedelic stack flow packs history, geography, and population into a single digital square.
It's that time of year, when high school seniors nationwide anxiously await college admissions news. This visualization, comparing costs of tuition with college rankings, puts the lie to the common assumption that you pay for what you get.