Readers: Xan Gregg (photo below) posted all of the color scales used in the National Climate Assessment Volumes 1 & 2 on Twitter. I thought these were quite interested and wanted to share them with you. I encourage you to visit Xan on Twitter. Here is his link: https://twitter.com/xangregg I also encourage you to visit […]

So, yesterday and today seem to have evolved into the famous scene in the original 1968 Planet of the Apes movie starring Charleston Heston, where his character, Astronaut George Taylor, declares the cages and the world surrounding him to be “A madhouse.” In examing the turnover of the current presidential cabinet and cabinet-level positions to […]

Readers: Some of you may be wondering why I am devoting my blog posts lately to the midterm election that just occurred. My reasoning for this is that I think some of the most creative data visualizations are created right before and after a major election cycle. Today, I am showcasing some charts that were […]

Religion, not race, is the best single predictor of voting preferences America’s founding fathers envisioned a republic in which free-thinking voters would carefully consider the proposals of office-seekers. Today, however, demography seems to govern voters’ choices. Since April 2017 The Economist and YouGov, a pollster, have surveyed 1,500 Americans each week. They have built a statistical model […]

Finding Oases In Food Deserts Corey Jones https://public.tableau.com/profile/corey.jones#!/vizhome/FindingOasesInFoodDeserts/Dashboard1 Gender & Ethnic Disparities in Tech Companies Ivett Alexa The American Political Universe Mike Cisneros https://public.tableau.com/profile/mikevizneros#!/vizhome/PoliticalDW/TheAmericanPoliticalUniverse State Medigap Costs – #ProjectHealthViz Lindsay Betzendahl https://public.tableau.com/profile/lindsay.betzendahl#!/vizhome/StateMedigapCosts-ProjectHealthViz/Medigap US Fruit Consumption Leigh Fonseca https://public.tableau.com/profile/missleigh#!/vizhome/USFruitConsumption/Fruit Explore Flight Delay & Tweet Data Sue Grist Total Annual Loss of Bee Colonies in the US […]

Source: Kuestenmacher, Simon, Types of Screw Drives, Twitter, 9/6/18, 10:35AM, https://twitter.com/simongerman600/status/1037756072168247296/photo/1.  

A few weeks back, the Mental Health Foundation held its annual “mental-health awareness week” campaign. Approximately 25% of British adults have been diagnosed at some point with a psychiatric disorder, costing the economy an estimated 4.5% of GDP per year. Mental illness can occur from a variety of causes, but a growing body of research […]