World Bank Open Data
January 22, 2015 - 9:06:08
World Bank Open Data: free and open access to data about development in countries around the globe.
Chronicling America: Library of Congress
November 30, 2014 - 10:43:01
Search America's historic newspaper pages from 1836-1922 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress.
A Story Of Healing - YouTube
March 12, 2014 - 11:56:54
In 1997, a film crew accompanied an Interplast volunteer surgical team to An Giang province in Vietnam's Mekong Delta.
A Story of Healing, earned the 1997 Academy Award for best documentary short subject.
French Revolution Digital Archive: Search
February 9, 2014 - 20:51:04
It's often said that the French Revolution (1789-1799) created the "blueprint" for all revolutions to come. Unlike any event before it, the Revolution drew its strength from ideology -- an ideology that turned on the belief that France had created a radical break with its monarchical past, and would now radically re-organize itself along egalitarian and democratic lines. To drive this message home, the revolutionaries produced thousands of pamphlets and political works of art. What's more, they created a new revolutionary calendar and a series of revolutionary festivals that helped give cultural expression to the idea that France had entered a new political age.
The Daily Viz | By Matt Stiles
October 29, 2013 - 10:07:40
I'm a data journalist at NPR. I try each day to create a data visualization, or I post those I find online. Let me know if you have ideas for future visualizations. Contact me: mattstiles at gmail.
World War II Time-lapse map : 2¢ Worth
October 26, 2013 - 6:25:55
Here’s a video that shows a good representation of how different lands changed hands during World War II. Even if you don’t get the whole story it’s interesting to get a broad view of how things played out throughout Europe.
The True Odds of Airborne Terror (Infographic) - lizards.me
October 25, 2013 - 10:22:37
After the crotchbomb there has been a lot of noise about airplane security again—you can see how stupid the leaked new flight rules are here. But what's the actual risk of an airplane attack? Here's the definitive chart:
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October 25, 2013 - 10:22:34
An interesting infographic comparing the 'right' and the 'left' in U.S. government.
Choice Words - Graphic - NYTimes.com
October 25, 2013 - 10:22:28
Selected words used by President Obama in his State of the Union addresses, and by Republican presidential candidates in their debates, television interviews and major speeches since May. Related Article »
Empire at the End of Decadence - NYTimes.com
October 25, 2013 - 10:22:26
America is great in many ways, but on a whole host of measures ? some of which are shown in the accompanying chart ? we have become the laggards of the industrialized world. Not only are we not No. 1 ? ?U.S.A.! U.S.A.!? ? we are among the worst of the worst.
October 25, 2013 - 10:21:25
More and more countries around the world are releasing official policy documents, communiques, and other crucial communications via the Web, along with more traditional means. The Diplomacy Monitor at the St. Thomas University School of Law is a fine way to keep track of various communications, as it allows users to globally track diplomatic and international official statements, press briefings through their readily accessible monitoring system located at their site. Utilizing their own proprietary technology, the staff at the Diplomacy Monitor review annotate and categorize these documents several times throughout the United Nations business day. The site includes a brief introduction to using the Monitor, along with the option of full-text searching of every document archived within the database.