An Eroica Project

April 7, 2007 at 7:14 am | Posted in Art, Chemistry, History, Music, Physics, Science, Statistics | Leave a comment

An exhaustive statistical exploration of 363 performances of Beethoven’s ‘Eroica’ symphony.

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Universcale

March 31, 2007 at 1:30 am | Posted in Animation, Architecture, Astronomy, Biology, Books, Chemistry, Drawing, Education, Eye Candy, Legal, Mathematics, Physics, Psychology, Reference, Science, Statistics, Vehicles, Webware | Leave a comment

Powers of ten, for your mouse wheel.

The State Of The News Media 2007

March 14, 2007 at 12:06 am | Posted in CG, Chemistry, Film, Gratis, Journalism, Painting, Propaganda, Reference, Statistics, Television | Leave a comment

160,000 words about every aspect of the news world.

The Paris Hilton Rating White Paper

March 9, 2007 at 9:16 am | Posted in Books, Chemistry, Dance, Humor, Mathematics, Statistics, Webware | Leave a comment

After rambling a bit, a guy shows how to use Google to calculate celebrity, calibrated against Paris HiltonThe statistics are already coming in.

Running The Numbers

February 28, 2007 at 6:49 pm | Posted in Chemistry, Photography, Statistics, Television | Leave a comment

America’s statistics, depicted visually.

OpenCola

February 19, 2007 at 2:16 am | Posted in CG, Chemistry, Crafts, Drawing, Gratis, Robotics | Leave a comment

Download the source code (recipe) and compiler (brewing instructions) for your own cola! (pdf and hazardous chemistry warnings)

UNICEF Report on Child Wellbeing

February 17, 2007 at 8:57 am | Posted in Animation, Chemistry, Education, Health, Journalism, Statistics | Leave a comment

Does living in a rich country mean your children are living well?  Apparently not! (pdf warning)

Internet Weather Forecast Accuracy

February 10, 2007 at 12:22 pm | Posted in Chemistry, Journalism, Statistics | 1 Comment

Statistics show that some weather statistics are more reliable than others.

Myths About The Developing World

February 1, 2007 at 8:42 am | Posted in Chemistry, Economics, Fashion, Health, History, Physics, Statistics | Leave a comment

Reconsider your notions about the third world.

Stigler’s Law of Eponymy

January 29, 2007 at 3:30 am | Posted in Chemistry, Dance, Humor, Mathematics, Science, Statistics | Leave a comment

The rule of thumb “No scientific discovery is named after its original discoverer” is, with intentional irony, attributed by Stigler to Robert Merton.

Many Eyes

January 26, 2007 at 6:49 pm | Posted in Chemistry, Dance, Eye Candy, Journalism, Mathematics, Painting, Reference, Statistics, Vehicles | Leave a comment

Creepy as it sounds, this is actually a data swapping and visualization network, helping statistics junkies give each other a regular fix.

Make Your Own Silly Putty

January 23, 2007 at 9:23 am | Posted in Chemistry, Crafts, Drawing, Robotics | Leave a comment

Glue + Liquid Starch + Fork + Hands + Food Coloring = Unsafe To Eat?

RBCD and the Snake Oil Bullets

January 20, 2007 at 4:49 am | Posted in Advertising, Chemistry, Drawing, Fantastic, Gratis, Photography, Propaganda, Science, Weapons | Leave a comment

RBCD is a company that produces ammunition illegal for soldiers to use, due to concerns regarding international law.  These concerns turn out be be well-founded, as chemical analysis demonstrates the clear falsehoods of the product’s description.  Which begs the question: what else are military contractors using that our own troops aren’t allowed to?

The Feltron Annual Report

January 10, 2007 at 9:50 pm | Posted in Chemistry, Humor, Statistics | Leave a comment

Feltron’s 2005 report gave some insight into his life, but it doesn’t quite match the minutiary excess of the 2006 report.

Periodic Table of Visualization Methods

January 9, 2007 at 9:00 pm | Posted in Chemistry, Painting, Reference, Statistics | Leave a comment

Visual Literacy, being skilled at the whole visual thing, has assembled a thorough guide of how to get your point across.

“Open Secrets” by Malcolm Gladwell

January 3, 2007 at 3:36 am | Posted in Architecture, Chemistry, Economics, Fantastic, Fashion, Gratis, History, Journalism, Legal, Physics, Propaganda, Statistics, Weapons | Leave a comment

Gladwell argues convincingly that the financial antics of Enron were not “puzzles” whose discovery hinged on the discovery of key information, but rather “mysteries” that, like Germany’s V1 rocket program 65 years before, could be ‘solved’ with public data by skilled analysts.

Molecules With Silly or Unusual Names

December 17, 2006 at 1:14 am | Posted in Chemistry, Drawing, Humor, Science | Leave a comment

Arsole, Cummingtonite, and Bastardane, oh my!

Top 25 Food Hacks

December 14, 2006 at 4:48 pm | Posted in Chemistry, Crafts, Drawing, Robotics | Leave a comment

Slashfood shares with us many (potentially imprudent) things to do with food.

The Data Mining Blog

December 11, 2006 at 3:46 pm | Posted in Advertising, Books, Chemistry, Photography, Statistics, Webware | Leave a comment

The data’s right there, he just goes and gets it.

Odds For Your Death

November 26, 2006 at 5:06 am | Posted in Chemistry, Eye Candy, Painting, Reference, Statistics, Vehicles | Leave a comment

Morbid fascination meets clean design aesthetics.

Drugs In The Brain

November 17, 2006 at 8:36 am | Posted in Books, Chemistry, Drawing, Health, Painting, Reference, Webware | Leave a comment

Everyone’s eager to tell you that drugs are bad, but not many to describe exactly what each drug does, and what the consequences are.  This site does it with pretty pictures.

Cornstarch

November 11, 2006 at 10:07 pm | Posted in Chemistry, Drawing, Eye Candy, Film, Legal, Physics, Science, Television, Vehicles | Leave a comment

Its surface tension is strong enough to stand on… sometimesVibrate it just so, and it grows legs and walks awayIt’s weird enough to make it onto Japanese televisionJust what is going on with this intensely weird substance?

The Water Sphere Experiments

November 5, 2006 at 11:57 am | Posted in Chemistry, Drawing, Eye Candy, Legal, Physics, Science, Vehicles | Leave a comment

NASA knows how to use Zero-G to make science look awesome.

Quirks & Quarks

October 13, 2006 at 2:40 am | Posted in Biology, CG, Chemistry, Drawing, Gratis, Health, Journalism, Legal, Physics, Psychology, Science, Statistics | Leave a comment

Canada’s own web-vailable science radio show!

Maps, Maps, Maps at Subtopia

October 10, 2006 at 7:41 am | Posted in Cartography, Chemistry, Fantastic, Gratis, History, Journalism, Painting, Physics, Propaganda, Reference, Statistics, Weapons | Leave a comment

Subtopia has just the thing for your map inforgraphic fetish.

GovTrack

October 1, 2006 at 9:41 am | Posted in Chemistry, Politics, Statistics, Webware | Leave a comment

Tracking the voting of the U.S. Congress.

Electoral Vote

September 27, 2006 at 8:35 am | Posted in Chemistry, Journalism, Politics, Statistics, Webware | Leave a comment

One of the best sources for presidential election polling statistics steps up to the plate to tackle the house and senate races.

The MegaPenny Project

September 24, 2006 at 7:18 pm | Posted in Chemistry, Statistics | Leave a comment

Just how big would one trillion pennies be?

Banned: The Golden Book Of Chemistry Experiments

September 21, 2006 at 6:39 pm | Posted in Advertising, Animation, Books, CG, Chemistry, Drawing, Education, Gratis, Painting, Reference, Science | Leave a comment

The 1960s children’s book of exciting and dangerous chemistry they don’t want you to read! (free!)

The Grandfather Economic & Education Report

September 18, 2006 at 6:32 am | Posted in Chemistry, Gratis, History, Journalism, Physics, Propaganda, Statistics | Leave a comment

Today’s grandfathers are worried about today’s state of affairs. As an example of what concerns them in the educational sector, take a look at what an 8th grade test looked like in 1895.

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