Data blog // FiveThirtyEight
We have a gut feeling you will enjoy this. FiveThirtyEight have squeezed out some pretty interesting data-led articles in the past, but their latest focuses on something we can all relate to. Everybody poops, but we do not all poop equally. Did you know white Americans poop more frequently than Hispanic or black Americans, or that going for a number 2 is more common for Korean college students than Londoners? There’s plenty of other interesting nuggets to digest in this revealing post. Take a look, it’s the sh*t.
Video // Live Science
We all like a science lesson, right? Well, this one has some nice animations to help us understand things like “electric winds” on Venus and and how it can overcome gravity’s hold on the planet’s atmosphere. The big wave scene from Interstellar comes to mind. And surfing. And the sea. But I digress — back to the science!
Interactive module // The Guardian
We’re sometimes guilty of not giving attention to certain things because we’re not directly impacted by them. In this case, The Guardian shines a light on disability rights since 1944, showing landmark moments which have been significant in the fight to stop discrimination against disability.
Data blog // The Financial Times
Britain’s historic EU vote is currently underway, and with just a few hours to go we are sure there are more than a few still sitting on the fence. They should get themselves over to this data blog from the Financial Times then, which offers a series or revealing data visualisations to help us assess if it’s worth staying in, or upping sticks. After all of the exaggerated claims and boisterous arguments from both sides, it’s refreshing to see the numbers doing the talking for a change.
Interactive installation // Ying Gao
You know the expression “wear your heart on your sleeve”? Well, these dresses by Ying Gao are sort of the opposite of that. By showing emotion you remove life from the dress — you have to see it to believe it. Will this be our children’s children version of the emoji? A sort of emotional attire. Hmm.
Microsite // Al Jazeera
Were you one of those kids who dreamed of being an astronaut? I guess at a young age we’re oblivious to the effects space has on the human body — actually I was still oblivious until coming across this interactive by Aljazeera. The most time spent in space by one person is 438 days. I’m all for floating in the air like you just don’t care but after 438 days I think I’d want gravity to do it’s thing. You know, drop an apple on my head.
Data blog // The New York Times