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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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Brexit Visual Video Explainer

Struggling to understand or even maintain interest in Brexit? Don’t worry. Here’s a 4m video with a soothing voiceover, explaining it all visually. It’s like a lie-down for your brain. » Watch the video

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Last Call! Entries For Our $40K Dataviz Challenge

Sketch! Design! Code! Your interpretation of our datasets could win prizes of up to $25,000. Enter by: Tues 15th Jan 11:59 AST There’s also a special hand-drawn ‘napkin’ category for non-designers and those who like it tactile. We’re proud to announce a lovely panel of judges to celebrate your work: : Stefanie Posavec of Dear Data fame : Prof. Alberto Cairo, author of The Truthful Art & The Functional Art...

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Our Favourite DataViz Work of 2018

Here are some of our best visualizations of the past twelve months. Our first exhibition took place at the recently opened, Rem Koolhaas-designed Qatar National Library. We created ten interactive data-visualizations on a series of three-metre touchscreen totems, one face in English, the other Arabic. Subjects included the history of civilisation, Middle-Eastern science, and a timeline of the Far Future. So just some small topics! And we learned that data...

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Announcing the World Data Visualization Prize – A $40K Dataviz Challenge

We’re launching a dataviz challenge in partnership with the World Government Summit. (A little something to keep your creative neurons firing over the holidays.) The focus is how governments are improving citizens’ lives – via environment, happiness, technology or other areas of support. We’re supplying the datasets and themes. You provide data-visualizations that tell a story or reveal something interesting about the data. Winning works receive cash prizes of up...

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World’s Biggest Data Breaches & Hacks [UPDATED]

Another week, another three data breaches. Track the biggest and most notable of the last ten years in one interactive dataviz. » See the graphic » Check the data Generated by our forthcoming VizSweet software.  

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Raise a glass to the planet’s most stellar data visuals of 2018

Massive congratulations to the innovative, imaginative & intrepid winners of 2018’s global Information is Beautiful Awards – a celebration of the world’s best data-visualisations and infographics. Trimming down 100 world-class shortlistees to a handful of exceptional winners was a fierce challenge for our panel of expert judges & community voters. Given such unrivalled ambition & scope – graphic novels, mosaics, even play-doh – this year’s  accolades, trophies and $30k in cash prizes (courtesy of beloved...

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What is Medical Marijuana & CBD Actually Effective For?

The latest science and research visualized. Only human trials. No animal or cell studies. » See the interactive graphic » Explore the data

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