As new exoplanets are discovered, we examine how long it would take us to travel to the 30 potentially habitable planets we know exist. Here’s hoping warp factor 6 technology will come along before the next big meteorite.
Previously on ‘Infographics’
Our annual meta-analysis of the film awards season is back to determine the year’s biggest winners. We aggregated the results from 13 award ceremonies and found that judges collectively deemed Boyhood the film of the year, with Birdman a close runner-up.
As plans were made for the production of lab-grown chicken meat, we visualised the position of poultry in the world. Hens outnumber humans nearly three to one, and the demand for them is growing unabated. Behold the steady march of the chicken.
On 27th February, Netflix released the third season of the US version of House of Cards. Kevin Spacey’s Frank Underwood continues to manipulate, cheat, lie and worse in his usual blackhearted manner – but is he more evil than the Francis Urquhart, his UK House of Cards counterpart? We settled the matter once and for all by tracking every bad deed committed by the twosome, and ranking them with our patented evil-ometer.
Following Russia’s annexation of Crimea in March 2014, its military became increasingly assertive abroad. We mapped the 14 ‘high-risk’ and ‘serious’ incidents in which Russia came too close for comfort to Western targets in the eight months following the annexation, as compiled by the European Leadership Network.
Unhappy in your current locale? We compiled the definitive meta-list revealing which country is the best in the world. Our sophisticated mathematical formulas give New Zealand reason to cheer while Chad sees most room for improvement. For city dwellers, Vienna comes out on top.
Back in December 2014, Denmark submitted its claim to the North Pole at the United Nations. Here’s how their claim compares to those of the other countries who planted their flag in the Arctic.
In need of musical inspiration? Our annual meta-critical analysis of album releases is here for anyone needing to freshen up their Spotify playlists. We’ve taken the top fives from 23 ‘best albums of 2014′ lists and combined them together to show which got the most love overall. The bigger the title, the more votes received.
In DG #17’s Butterfly Effect, we connect the historical dots between a US Civil War veteran’s pie business and vlogging phenomenon Zoella, making pitstops at the invention of the Frisbee as well as Nipplegate.
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The United Nations reckons there are 2,471 languages in the world that are in danger of extinction, all of which are mapped in UNESCO’s Atlas of the World’s Languages in Danger. In issue #16 of Delayed Gratification, we boiled the map down to the 19 languages for which the situation is most dire. It’s believed that the following languages have only one remaining speaker.
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EU foreign ministers said on Monday that they will keep economic sanctions against Russia in place. The Russian government, they said, had not yet taken sufficient steps to implement the Minsk Protocol, a peace deal between Ukraine, Russia and pro-Russian separatists from eastern Ukraine.
In August, Russia proved that two can play that game when they imposed their own set of sanctions, blocking agricultural imports from the EU, the US and several other countries. But what did the Russian people stand to lose from the ban? Using EU export data, we calculated the annual number of beef stroganoff servings denied to them under the sanctions.
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