Fascinating infographic of data gathered from 23andMe customers. The genetic testing company can tell you what lurks in your DNA.
The New York Yankees made $53 million in concessions.
Here’s an interactive map that shows the median income of every neighborhood in the U.S.
Rich Blocks, Poor Blocks is an interactive map showing the average income for every neighborhood in America. Type in your address, press search, and there you have it: Your city, shaded by income, according to data from an annual survey conducted by the Census Bureau. The greenest blocks—Census blocks, that is, not city blocks—signify the richest areas, typically bringing in an average household income of $100,000 or more a year. The reddest blocks are the poorest, with annual income somewhere around $20,000. All the rest get some shade of red or green, depending where they fall.
Bloomberg Billionaires is a fun visualization allows you to power-sort the origins of each billionaire’s wealth, without ever losing the quirky humanity behind our titans of industry.
JJ Abrams is going to direct the newest Star Wars.
What do you think about that?
[Infographic by Wayne Dorrington]
Red meat is a large portion of the American diet (the proliferation of awesome burger joints in New York City isn’t helping much). A new study suggests some terrifying risks that come with eating even just a little read meat.
Ingenious Infographic: U.S. Highways, Mapped Like A Subway System
The graphic language of the London Underground map is so iconic that “[insert any network or process here] visualized as a London Underground map” has become a design cliché. So why are we writing about the latest iteration, a Tube-style map of U.S. interstate highways, created by Cameron Booth? Because, clichéd or not, visualizing this particular system in this way is actually damned useful.
While we’re all dimly aware that we take a lot of pills, we have no intuition for how big the problem is. And when you lay out the stats, the figures are nothing short of terrifying, as this infographic shows.
Pasta, Not Bacon, Makes You Fat. But How?
Eric Fischer used geotagged tweets to create maps of the most highly trafficked thoroughfares in major cities.
The folks at the London-based “ideas agency” Syzygy just sent us this illustration by their creative director, Peter Jaworowski, of the “20 greatest, funniest and most insane internet events from 2011.” Here’s the thing: You have to guess what they are by decoding the visual clues.
Can you guess who has saved more lives?
We all know that when Facebook goes public this year Mark Zuckerberg will become very, very rich. But what else is going on here?