Since the early 19th century, many chess grandmasters have come and gone, some better than others. This elegant data visualization by Abacaba shows which players were the very best, and how long they were able to maintain their dominance.
What’s your favorite Batmobile? They all have their own charm, don’t they? The Tumbler was brute force bicep flexing whilst kissing bad ass. The 60’s Batmobile was fanciful and fun and totally goofy but cool in all the right ways. But my favorite is probably the Batmobile from the Tim Burton movies. It’s slick and…
While it’s not close to the size of the old Expanded Universe, the new Star Wars universe is filling up fast. This lengthy infographic contains every movie, comic, book and video game out now or in the works that will be make up the new canon, helpfully listed in the order they occur.
Yesterday, we looked at an interactive infographic on the relative orbits of everything in the solar system. Today, let’s compare the planets to one another. This site shows us how all of the solar system’s planets (and Pluto) stack up.
This fascinating infographic by Alberto Lucas López shows how 23 of the world’s mother tongues are proportioned, and how they’re distributed around the globe.
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.
What if instead of 50 states, we divided the U.S. into principalities based around each area's favorite booze? This fun infographic has the answer. Find out if you're a resident of the Lone Shiner Republic or the Jeffersonian Democratic Commonwealth of the Grape below!
You've probably heard of absolute zero, but what do you call the opposite end of the temperature spectrum?
We have all been made aware of how incredibly long Peter Jackson's three Hobbit movies are, especially as compared to J.R.R. Tolkien's original book. But 538's Walt Hickey actually broke down the ratio of film to page, and discovered an amazing fact: there are two minutes of TBotFA for every book page it covers.
Powerful Pokémon and cool Pokémon are important to have in any arsenal—but they're not the only kinds of Pokémon you'll use. Everyone needs Pokémon that are useful, to help you capture and train other Pokémon.
Do you live on Earth, drive a car, and occasionally drink? Then this map may be handy for you. It shows the blood alcohol level that each country uses to decide whether or not you're driving while you really shouldn't be. And, for the record, do not drink and drive ever, okay? Great. Problem solved.
Graphic designer Juan David Martinez has captured our planet's entire 4.6-billion year history in this rather clever wheel-like chart.
Here's a peek at the internals of the gigantic, titular spaceship from Syfy's new retro space drama, Ascension. Yeah. It's got a space beach.
The past few weeks have been kind of crazy for Comic book movie announcements - it can be hard to keep up with who's putting out what, and when. Comics Alliance have put together this convenient time-line of all the latest Comic Book Movies so you can plan your Cinema trips well in advance.
As this new simplified simulation illustrates, Ebola may kill more than other diseases, but it spreads much slower.
Last month, Senate Republicans blocked the Paycheck Fairness Act, a bill that Democrats are pushing as part of their "Fair Shot" agenda for women. Now the National Women's Law Center has started a new project to explain exactly why legislation is needed.
Getting your Starfleet uniform ready for Halloween? Make sure your get the details right with this visual guide to Trek uniforms. I've never seen them all laid out together like this — pretty cool!
A whooping cough epidemic is sweeping across California—and 94% of the cases involve children and infants, for whom the illness can be fatal. Low vaccination rates are responsible for the outbreak. But, surprisingly, it's the most affluent, educated parents who are opting out of immunization programs.
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have been mutating through various physiological and sartorial iterations for more than three decades.
Most animals you come across in the great outdoors will be scared of you, but some animals will be hungry enough to consider you a meal. This infographic from Backpacker Magazine shows the zones of your body animals will go for in an attack and how you can save your own skin.