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Pennsylvania Takes on Medical Errors, the Third-Leading Cause of U.S. Deaths

SAS | Posted 09.28.2016 | Technology

A May 2016 Johns Hopkins study indicates that 10 percent of all U.S. deaths are due to medical error, making it the third leading cause of death, behind only heart disease and cancer.

Are Digital Sales Hurting Musicians Equally? Using Analytics to Answer Big Questions

Phil Simon | Posted 08.29.2016 | Business
Phil Simon

To be sure, ours is an era marked by big data. Never before have everyday citizens, governments, companies, and journalists had access to such massive...

10 Maps That Prove the World Is Far From Running Out of Space

Max Galka | Posted 08.22.2016 | World
Max Galka

Based on data from NASA / SEDAC, this map shows how Italy's population is distributed -- half lives in the densely-packed purple areas (8% of the land), half lives in the sparse grey areas (92% of the land).

Mapping Canada by Population Instead of Land Area

Max Galka | Posted 08.11.2016 | World
Max Galka

In terms of physical size, Canada is the second largest country in the world behind only Russia. But most of its 35 million people live in a very small area. To see just how small, follow the series of maps below.

How Obesity Rates Around The World Have Ballooned

Max Galka | Posted 07.25.2016 | Science
Max Galka

Over the last 40 years, obesity rates around the world have ballooned. The average adult today is three times as likely to be obese as the average adult in 1975. This map shows how it happened, country-by-country.

Mapping the Great Migration: Black Americans' Exodus To The North

Max Galka | Posted 07.19.2016 | Black Voices
Max Galka

In 1910, 83% of African Americans lived in the South, about the same percentage that had lived there since at least as far back as 1790. In the 60 ye...

Ever sat on a beach and wondered what's across the ocean? It may not be what you think.

Max Galka | Posted 07.13.2016 | Science
Max Galka

Have you ever sat on a beach on wondered what's across the ocean? If you think you can answer this question just by looking at a map, read on. You ...

The Most Surprising Brexit Stat You've Never Heard

Max Galka | Posted 07.03.2016 | Politics
Max Galka

Which of the 28 countries in the European Union has the most citizens living abroad as immigrants? Includes all citizens living anywhere in the worl...

A Visual History Of Urbanization, From The World's First City In 3700 BC To The Present

Max Galka | Posted 06.22.2016 | Science
Max Galka

By 2030, 75 percent of the world's population is expected to be living in cities. Today, about 54 percent of us do. In 1960, only 34 percent of the world lived in cities.

Politics as Unusual: The Grand Old Party of Trump Closes Ranks

Olivia Deng | Posted 06.02.2016 | Politics
Olivia Deng

Throughout his career, Trump's "peculiar ambition" has been power and his public pursuit of it has garnered him esteem as a paragon of financial wisdom in the eyes of the public.

An Animated Map That Shows We Are a Nation of Immigrants

Max Galka | Posted 05.17.2016 | Science
Max Galka

Since 1920, a total of 79 million people from around the world have emigrated to the United States and become lawful permanent residents. The animated map below displays them all. The brightness of a country corresponds to its total migration to the U.S. during the time period shown.

Can This Interactive Map Of Emotions Bring World Peace? The Dalai Lama Thinks So

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 05.09.2016 | Religion

The task of healing humanity may seem too lofty a goal for some. But Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama, is not the kind of man who is easily deterred...

The Increasing Importance of Data Visualization: An Interview with ZingChart's Thomas Powell

Phil Simon | Posted 05.04.2016 | Business
Phil Simon

While it has been around for centuries, never before has visualizing data been more important. It's a key point in my previous The Visual Organization...

New Research Shows ISIS Recruitment Driven by Cultural Isolation

Max Galka | Posted 04.27.2016 | World
Max Galka

The Muslim populations most likely to join ISIS are not in the Middle East or Africa. Rates of ISIS recruitment are highest in highly developed western countries, the ones with cultures you might least associate with radical Islam.

America's 4 Richest Families Own as Much as the Bottom 40%

Max Galka | Posted 02.24.2016 | Business
Max Galka

Typically, the discussion around U.S. economic inequality focuses on the growing disparity between incomes. However, another measure of inequality, one which may be more important, has gone largely overlooked outside of academic circles: wealth inequality.

The 10 Best New York City Maps of 2015

Max Galka | Posted 01.18.2017 | New York
Max Galka

Maps are incredible because they are capable of so much. They can tell you where you are or where you're going. They can inform you about a city's history as well as what to expect in its future. They can even tell you where not to go on Saint Patty's Day, and what microorganisms might crawling around your nearest subway station.

This Is How Visualizing Open Data Can Help Save Lives

The Huffington Post | Alexander Howard | Posted 08.01.2016 | Technology

Cities are increasingly releasing data that they can use to make life better for their residents online -- enabling journalists and researchers to ...

7 Maps That Explain the Middle East

Max Galka | Posted 12.09.2016 | Politics
Max Galka

This amazing tangled knot of a diagram, made by U.K. data journalist David McCandless, displays the key players and notable relationships in the Middl...

Which College is the Best Financial Investment?

Trevor Martin | Posted 11.25.2016 | College
Trevor Martin

In particular, it would be very useful for prospective students to know which colleges offer the most bang for their buck, and a good approximation for this goal is to rank colleges by the ratio of student earnings after graduation to their debt at graduation.

Mapping the World's Territorial Disputes

Max Galka | Posted 11.24.2016 | World
Max Galka

In this map, every country shaded in red is involved in a territorial dispute of some kind. Yellow markers represent disputed territories.

Paris And Beirut: Data Show How Social Media Shapes Coverage

Medium | Gabriel Arana | Posted 11.20.2015 | Media

This piece originally appeared at Medium. There is a strife brewing between people who claim vital stories are being overlooked by the media vs. those...

The Effect of Visuals in Daily Business Operations

Alex Ivanovs | Posted 11.05.2016 | Business
Alex Ivanovs

The times when visual content was associated with more 'light-hearted' businesses like entertainment or lifestyle journalism are long gone.

The Results of Every Presidential Election in History

Max Galka | Posted 09.30.2016 | Politics
Max Galka

If you think the country is polarized ahead of the presidential election in 2016, you would be right. But if you believe that Americans have always dug in their heels and voted Democrat or Republican year after year, take a look at this map.

The lottery Is a Tax -- An Inefficient, Regressive and Exploitative Tax

Max Galka | Posted 09.03.2016 | Impact
Max Galka

Having now spent considerable time trying to figure out how such a number is even possible, I have learned a lot about the lottery and see it in a whole new light. As It turns out, the entire state-operated lottery system is absurd.

Watch Obesity Spread Across The Country

Max Galka | Posted 08.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Max Galka

The word pandemic brings to mind an infectious disease that spreads through the world's population causing a global health crisis. So I found it interesting to see that many scientists are now using the term to describe obesity.