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The Drake Equation & Seager Equation – Calculating the chance of extraterrestrial life

Are we alone in the universe? Is there life on other planets? Or has the Fermi Paradox kicked in? Tune this interactive Drake Equation calculator to reveal the current chances of intelligent alien life in the universe. And play with the lesser-known Seager Equation to calculate the chances of inhabited planets in our galactic neighbourhood. CREDITS: David McCandless,

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Lifestyle Choices vs Cancer Risk

Diet, exercise and other choices play a huge role in cancer risk. We worked with The World Cancer Research Fund to chart the latest science. » explore the interactive data-visualization

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Information is Beautiful Awards 2018

The Kantar Information is Beautiful Awards is open for 2018. Thanks to our beloved sponsor, we have $25k in cash prizes to give away. 25 expert judges plus a public vote, decide who takes away the trophies. To mark our seventh year honouring the world’s most awesome information design, we present the Breaking News category – for work created to a tight deadline. enter now Professional practitioners, dataviz studios, agencies, NGOs & media pay to submit...

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Ten 3 Metre Interactive Data-Visualizations in our First Digital Exhibition

We were honoured to be invited to provide an interactive data-exhibition for the recently opened, Rem Koolhaas-designed Qatar National Library. Simultaneously a public, academic and research library, QNL is a beautiful, light-drenched arena dedicated to knowledge and information from all cultures and all ages. We created ten interactive data-visualizations to run on a series of 3-metre touchscreen totems, two-sided, one face in English, the other Arabic. The exhibition is a...

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Who Owns Spotify? The Spotify Billionaires.

Spotify edges closer to a float on the stock market with a valuation of between $6-$20 billion. Who will most likely be receiving a slice of the cash windfall? Our best estimates and guesses – visualized. No surprises that the big four record-companies may own as much as 16% of Spotify, meaning a potential payout of up to $650 million. Which they will no doubt immediately share with all the...

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Intermental – A Glossary of (Possible) Tech-Induced Mental Disorders [INTERACTIVE]

Infogestion. Ampulsivity. Dingeing. Is tech creating new states of consciousness & behaviours? Recognise any? Vote for any you recognise and we’ll return with an analysis of our findings. » Click our ‘charticle’ obsessively

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Rhetological Fallacies [INTERACTIVE]

An interactive list of logical fallacies & rhetorical devices with everyday examples. Now in nine languages. Floss that brain. Never be duped again! » See the graphic

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Wikipedia’s Lamest Edit Wars 2018

Aluminium or Aluminum? “Gas” or “Petrol”? Should a photo of a giant spider really be placed in the entry for ‘arachnophobia’? Explore some of the longest, lamest edit wars on Wikipedia in this interactive infographic. » See the graphic

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Most Common Passwords + Analysis

Compiled from multiple data breaches. Our analysis reveals that peoples’ choices of password fall into 10 categories. Where does yours fit? » explore the visualization

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Cause Célèbre – Gender Split Behind Charitable Giving

Do women & men prefer to support different charitable causes? This analysis of celebrity endorsements reveals an interesting pattern. » See the graphic

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