Beautiful infographic crib notes for immunology concepts

Nerdcore Medical and Tabletop Whale created this handy and informative graphic of all the important concepts in immunology. It's part of a series of one-pagers on topics of interest to medical students and the terminally curious layperson. Read the rest

Visualizing the vast distances of space with a 1-pixel moon in a side-scrolling solar-system

If the Moon Were Only 1 Pixel tries to convey the vastness of space by inviting you to side-scroll through our Solar System with (you guessed it) the scale of 1 pixel to the diameter of the moon. These scale comparisons always manage to temporarily invoke something in me that approaches intuitive understanding, but before long, I can feel it fading and being replaced with the nonsensical science fictional conceit of solar systems as being something tractable. (via Making Light) Read the rest

The world as 100 people

These kinds of visualizations are always interesting, and this one by Jack Hagley is a nice layout. It would be better if it had a link with sourced citations for the values in the graphic. At least this one cites sources on the page of origin. Read the rest

Magic use in Harry Potter novels charted

Skyler Johnson created an interactive infographic that charts the use of magic in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter novels. The spells are organized by count or time, with instances color-coded by the book they appear in. Hover over each use and you even get the quote, for context! [via Tor and Metafilter]

Emily Asher-Perrin writes:

Perhaps not surprisingly, the spells that we see used most often are commonly used by Harry and his friends as means of non-violent resistance; Expecto Patronum; Expelliarmus; Stupefy. The Killing Curse appears sixth down on the list, which is fascinating–it is technically speaking the “most evil” of all the dark magic spells, and it is the most often used.
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What has Trump lied about in his "apology", chart edition, Oct 8

Part of an ongoing series by weird chart-maker Scott Bateman; link to today's edition. Read the rest

What has Trump lied about today, chart edition, Oct 7

Part of an ongoing series by weird chart-maker Scott Bateman; link to today's edition. Read the rest

What has Trump lied about today, chart edition, Sept 30

Part of an ongoing series by weird chart-maker Scott Bateman; link to today's edition. Read the rest

What has Trump lied about today, chart edition, Sept 29

Part of an ongoing series by weird chart-maker Scott Bateman; link to today's edition. Read the rest

What has Trump lied about today, chart edition, Sept 28

Part of an ongoing series by weird chart-maker Scott Bateman; link to today's edition. Read the rest

What did Trump lie about at the debate, mondo-hugeo chart edition, Sept 27

A very special edition of of an ongoing series by weird chart-maker Scott Bateman; link to today's edition. Read the rest

What did Trump lie about this weekend, chart edition, Sept 26

Part of an ongoing series by weird chart-maker Scott Bateman; link to today's edition. Read the rest

What has Trump lied about today, chart edition, Sept 23

Part of an ongoing series by weird chart-maker Scott Bateman; link to today's edition. Read the rest

What has Trump lied about today, chart edition, Sept 22

Part of an ongoing series by weird chart-maker Scott Bateman; link to today's edition. Read the rest

What has Trump lied about today, chart edition, Sept 21

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XKCD's massive, vertical climate change infographic

Randall Munroe once again shows that he's one of the web's most talented storytellers, inventing ways of conveying information that use the web's affordances to novel and sharp effect (there's a reason he won a Hugo award). Read the rest

Real time coffee statistics infographic

This chart shows how much coffee is being consumed around the world, and how much people spend on it. It's hard to believe that a flat white is the most popular form of coffee. I don't think that's true in the US. Read the rest

Simulation of live mobile internet stats

This simulation of live mobile internet stats offers a sense of scale: there are millions of concurrent Google searches, and, every minute, about half a million photos posted on WhatsApp, 3,000 smartphones sold (roughly half from Samsung and Apple), 35m messages sent on Facebook, and 40m emails opened. It is a marketing infographic, take heed, but it does conclude "Heck some people think smartphones are the gateway to transhumanism, where one day we will fully merge with machines!", which is nice. Read the rest

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