What’s the world’s largest power plant? How does solar compare to nuclear, coal and gas? How much of the world’s renewable energy potential are we using? Understanding the world’s energy systems isn’t easy, so we’ve made it a little simpler with this ranking of the world’s biggest and most notable power plants. » Power through to the graphic » See the data
A filterable chart of dataviz books that we think everyone should read. We excluded books about specific tools or programming concepts, but you’ll find them in the full datasheet. Crowdsourced with the help of the Data Visualization Society Did we miss any? Send a suggestion. » Check out our recommendations
Rejoice! The Information is Beautiful Awards are now open for 2019. It’s our eighth year celebrating the planet’s most awesome information design and we have $27,500 in cash prizes to give away, courtesy of our wonderful sponsor Kantar. Twenty-five expert judges, plus a public vote, will decide who takes home our coveted, 3D-printed trophy. We have gold, silver and bronze awards in ten different categories plus six special prizes awarded...
What is natural gas? Where does methane gas come from? Is methane a greenhouse gas? How much methane do cows produce? All these questions are answered by our comprehensive methane cycle infographic. » Methane explained » See the data
Tickets are selling fast for our NYC workshop on 18 June. David McCandless, founder of Information is Beautiful, offers you training on his process and method for creating successful dataviz and infographics. Participants have described it as “awesome”, “amazing” and “one of the best I’ve attended” (check out more workshop feedback). » Get your ticket now » Other upcoming workshops
To prevent climate change climate breakdown and keep global warming global heating below 3–4 degrees celsius, we have to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and transition to renewable energy – globally. Here’s a graphical blueprint on how we might get to net zero carbon emissions by 2050. Created in association with New Internationalist Magazine. » How to cut carbon emissions to zero » See the data
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Julia Galef’s original map of the San Francisco “Bay Area Memespace” reworked and redesigned. Visualizing the ideas and subcultures that pervade San Francisco / Silicon Valley, and now the world. » check out the reworking » see the original graphic and commentary at JuliaGalef.com
What’s the best method of life extension? Diet and exercise? Or polygamy and pets? The latest data visualized. » How to extend your lifespan » See the data and studies
As requested, we’ve completed a full, scene-by-scene, truthiness analysis of Bohemian Rhapsody. The results for our fact-checking of the 2018 movie about Freddie Mercury’s life, starring Rami Malek, have been added to our Based On a True True Story? interactive. What was the real nature of his relationship with Mary Austin? Did he really meet Jim Hutton after a party? We’ve got the answers. » Comb through our findings » Explore...