By Megan Garber, Apr 18

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.

 
By Maywa Montenegro, Apr 15

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.

 
By Maywa Montenegro, Apr 13

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.

 
By jbergen, Apr 12

Every year, we all slog through IRS returns. But what slew of factors determines just how much Uncle Sam keeps? This interactive graphic sheds light on the perennially cryptic question.

 
By Maywa Montenegro, Apr 11

Nearly 10 years into the Afghanistan war, radical groups are again gaining traction, and sustainable peace is nowhere in sight. Should Allied troops stay or go? This visualization offers a brilliant map of future scenarios.

 
By Maywa Montenegro, Apr 8

Welcome to this week's Visualizing Q&A. From Nagoya, Japan, we bring you the statistics cruncher, Isao Matsunami.

 
By Natalie Jones, Apr 7

When food prices escalate across the globe, not all people feel the same pinch. This interactive viz explores the percentage of income spent on food by residents of different nations.

 
By Maywa Montenegro, Apr 5

How can open-source data be built into something useful and interesting for the European public? Today, the Open Data Challenge officially launches its 60-day open call for designers, developers, journalists, researchers, and the public at-large to pitch their ideas.