visual.ly runs another great data visualisation blog. A recent post lists their “20 Great Infographics of 2013,” including this interesting visualisation by Jonathan Hull of meteorite falls during 1900–2013 (click on the thumbnail to go to the original):
Thumbs Up Viz is a blog which collects good examples of data visualisation. One post from a while back shows the NASA image below of all 12 Gemini launches, as an example of the “small multiples technique” (although I’m not quite sure what the message is supposed to be in this case). However, there’s lots more to see on the blog, including a fantastic other example of small multiples on the Washington Metro.
AntarcticArctic is a blog by a “Waste Management Specialist” at the Amundsen–Scott South Pole Station over the dark Antarctic winter. It has covered several interesting topics, such as the Aurora Australis and Aurora Borealis (see satellite image below).
I’m not sure if the blog will survive its author’s return to warmer climes – but, through both words and photographs, it has succeeded in sharing a perspective on our planet that most of us will never experience.
The Physics ArXiV blog at the MIT Technology Review is reporting a study of relationships between 760,000 patents (paper here). This follows on from similar work mapping fields of science. Fascinating stuff!
Retraction Watch is always interesting reading. Their recent posts are no exception. In some cases, one wonders why the referees did not spot the issues that led to articles being retracted.