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A Curated Library of Essential Dataviz Books

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

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Fact-Checking The Vegan Netflix Documentary ‘What The Health’

I’ve been vegetarian for 26 years. Never managed to make the leap to vegan though. Cheese and eggs. Cheese and eggs. I’m working on it. Here’s my motivational breakdown: It’s been interesting to witness the abrupt mainstreaming of vegan and plant-based diets in recent years. But less interesting to have so many friends suddenly start lecturing me how cruel the meat industry is, how unhealthy red meat is, how environmentally...

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What is Methane And Where Does it Come From?

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

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Learn the Art of Data Visualization in NYC

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    

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How To Cut Carbon Emissions to Zero by 2050

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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Tell Us Your Beautiful Thoughts, Win A Book

What do you like about Information is Beautiful? What could we do more of? Who exactly are you, beautiful follower? We’re running a 2 minute visitor survey to find out more.. Include your email address for a chance to win a signed copy of Information is Beautiful. Thank you!

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The Bay Area MemeSpace

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

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What Really Extends Lifespan?

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

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How Truthful is the Bohemian Rhapsody Movie?

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...

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The Winners of the World Data Visualization Prize

The results are in. After combing through hundreds of impressive, insightful and creative entries, we’ve decided on the winners of the World Data Visualization Prize 2019. Conducted in partnership with the World Government Summit, the prize focuses on how governments are improving citizens’ lives. We asked entrants to use the power of data-visualization to illuminate data on the innovations and decisions – seen and unseen – that drive progress. Scroll through...

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