Our plates are quite well-traveled these days, with foods from our backyards mingling with foods grown easily halfway around the world. Just how connected the food world has become is much clearer in these charts showing where every place in the world is getting (and sending) their food.
On evolution, genetically-modified foods, animal research, and global climate change, America’s scientists are almost all going one way—and the general public is going the other.
Your olive oil, your spice cabinet, your milk, and, yes, even your cheese may all be keeping a secret from you.
Oxford University’s Max Roser has meticulously pieced together a chart showing the global death rate from war over the past 600 years—and it paints a surprisingly optimistic picture.
Just how much has the United States depended on immigrants to build itself throughout its history? This chart lays out the last few hundred years of the nation's immigration rates to show how pivotal it was.
The best part about watching Jeopardy! at home is playing along to see if you can beat whichever contests happen to have shown up that day. But could you really win? This chart games out the best strategy for you to do so.
From the collection of the National Archives UK, this awesomely simple chart was drawn in 1969. Some of them look like classic scifi interpretations of flying saucers ... but we also see some hubcaps and hats in there, too.
The job market is an elusive, constantly shifting thing. Yet, for all that, as this map that takes us through the last 3 and a half decades of jobs in America shows, there are some fascinating patterns —and one clear choice for the single most common job in all of America right now.
Wasting food is a problem all over the world, but are all kinds of foods equally likely to be wasted? The answer is no. Some foods are especially prone to it, while others are likely to be used much more carefully. Here are the world's most wasted common foods in helpful chart form.
There are few things that make as much of a day-to-day difference in our lives as the length of our commutes. Which is why this map, which lets you see which Americans are better or worse off in terms of commute times, is so interesting. Input your counties, America! And then begin your gloating/seething.
Do the diseases that claim the most years of our lives really get the most research funding? This chart takes on that question — and reveals which diseases we may need to focus more on.
I don't know how we missed this chart on its first go-around (it was created by Eli Dourado in May 2014, using data extrapolated from a 2013 op-ed by Jon Mooallem, who spent the summer of that year keeping track of power outages caused by squirrels), but it is everything, and you deserve to know that it exists.
Ever wonder if you'd be more productive if you could schedule your time properly? Take a look at how folks like Benjamin Franklin, Kurt Vonnegut, Charles Darwin, and Pablo Picasso divided up their days.
The Hobbit movies expanded the personalities of the Dwarven characters from J.R.R. Tolkien's original book, but sometimes it feels like you need a chart to keep track of who is who under all that beard hair. Fortunately, the Lord of the Rings Project has made just such a chart.
When we think of Spider-Man, we usually think of that classic red and blue costume with the webbing motif. But Spidey's outfit has gone through some changes over the years — some more drastic than others.
English is rich with clinical, silly, and sometimes filthy words for our naughty bits and the things we do with them. But when did words like "fart," "prick," "spunk," and "moon" enter the English language?
What if Wikipedia wasn't just a virtual space, but outer space? This new, searchable Wikipedia format lets you find information by flying through space and plucking it from its home planet — before bouncing to some of its orbiting planetary pages.
Could we still see an El Niño this year? Yes, we could. In fact, it may have started already.