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Visualizing London's Evolution From Roman Times to Today

An animation built with georeferenced records of the city's historic road network.

MIT Media Lab

Where New Yorkers Have the Most Bike Crashes

Thousands of painful wrecks suggest that certain streets could use better safety measures.

Isoscope

A Striking New Way to Visualize Mobility

This tool shows how far you can travel in 10 minutes in ghostly splotches and tendrils.

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Who Gets Permanent Work Visas in America?

When it comes to getting a visa approved, it helps if you work in the finance sector.

@MancinSofia/Twitter

Classic Album Covers Dropped Into Their Exact Settings on Google Street View

Intriguing new context for music lovers.

Abel / Sander

A Fascinating Visualization of World Migration

Where are people relocating from and where are they heading?

Visualizing the Spread of Chile's Tsunami

An oceanic model shows how far and wide last night's earthquake-triggered tsunami has traveled.

A Map of History's Biggest Greenhouse Gas Polluters

A select few countries have been responsible for the majority of the world's CO2 emissions since the '70s.

Urban Jungle Street View

Epic Google Street View Hack Turns Cities Into Apocalyptic Jungles

Experience it like an eerie video game.

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How Different Generations of Americans Budget Their Time

Spoiler alert: It's mostly just watching TV.

NATS

A Spellbinding Look at 24 Hours of European Flight Paths

Europe's airplane activity in this visualization looks like a hive of angry, electrified bees.

Alfred Twu/First Cultural Industries

What Silicon Valley Might Look Like If All of Its Employees Actually Lived There

Thousands of 800-square foot apartments in 20 to 50-story towers.

Marcelo Duhalde

Charting the Life Expectancies of the World's Countries

If you want your newborn to live a long life, try traveling to Europe.

Victor Enrich

88 Ways to Reimagine This Dull, Boxy Building

A photographer offers a host of new ideas, set to piano music.

Chris Walker

A Bewitching Look at Migration Patterns Among American States

Who would've thought that the state New Yorkers move to the most is Florida?

@sfriedscientist/Twitter

#DrownYourTown: What Happens When Twitter Users Get On-Demand Apocalyptic Sea Level Rise Maps

Austin, St. Louis ... the Great Wall of China?

Knoema

These Countries Have the Oldest, and Youngest, First Marriages

People tend to get married at older ages in richer, more developed countries, and at younger ages in less-prosperous regions.

Watch Manhattan Grow Over a Century Like a Massive Pile of LEGOs

A computer-generated visualization shows the island sprouting buildings that eventually clump together in one great clot of concrete.

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Spires! Cupolas! Here's What the Sagrada Familia Will Look Like When It's Finished

An architectural masterpiece 150 years in the making.