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When people work, by job category

When people work, by job category

flowingdata.com

U.S. Territorial Acquisitions.

"The peaks and valleys of inequality represent the ratio of the largest fortunes to the median wealth of households. The blue-shaded curve combines four measures of well-being: economic (the fraction of economic growth that is paid to workers as wages), health (life expectancy and the average height of native-born population), and social optimism (the average age of first marriage, with early marriages indicating social optimism and delayed marriages indicating social pessimism)."

Peter Turchin – The history of inequality

aeonmagazine.com

"How nature's patterns form..."Most patterns you see, including the ones on sand dunes or fish or tigers or leopards or in the laboratory -- even the defects in the patterns -- have many universal features,"

How nature's patterns form

sciencedaily.com

Two new online interactive maps produced by the federal government show where the nation’s wind farms are, how quickly they were built and what impact they may have on the landscape.

Catch the Breeze: Wind Farms Blast Across U.S. | Climate Central

climatecentral.org

What we can learn from a 130-year-old electoral map - The Washington Post

What we can learn from a 130-year-old electoral map

washingtonpost.com

Why Maps and Compasses Still Matter

Why Maps and Compasses Still Matter

theclymb.com

Farms lost between 2007 and 2012 represented by the red dots. We lost 94,489 farms in 5 years according to USDA census.

Using open data to find the perfect home

Using open data to find the perfect home

feedly.com

Random things that correlate (aka the website to explain to people why correlation does not equal causation)

Random things that correlate

feedly.com

The Photographer's Transit screenshots

The Photographer's Ephemeris: Blog

photoephemeris.com