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Inverted world map

Frans Block wondered what the world would look like if water and land were flipped. The deepest spots in the ocean become the highest mountains and the highest mountains become the deepest part of the sea: It is an extraordinary planet, this inverted world. It has more than twice as much land available as our own Earth. Which does not mean, however, that twice as many people can live there,...

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Hans Rosling wrote a book on Factfulness

Hans Rosling was able to build excitement around data like no other. Truth and progress was his rally cry. Before he died, he was working on a book with his Gapminder co-founders Anna Rosling Rönnlund and Ola Rosling. The book, Factfulness: Ten Reasons We’re Wrong About the World—and Why Things Are Better Than You Think, is out now. Ordered and looking forward to it. Tags: book, facts, Hans Rosling, world

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Visualizing #NICAR18, Part II

I posted recently about the NICAR journalism conference, held this year in Chicago — and it turns out news nerds like to tweet. To keep track of all the conference chatter, I dumped each mention of the #NICAR18 hashtag using Python, eventually collecting some 4,100 tweets. I used #nicar18 several times. Others were even more prolific. Here are those with more than 10 uses during the conference: Next, I created a...

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Visualizing World Alcohol Consumption: What Beverages to Countries Prefer?

I posted recently about how countries consume

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