New research links mutation rates and lifespan. We visualize the data supporting this new framework for understanding cancer.
Of the 118 chemical elements found on Earth, only 21 make up the human body. Here we break down the elemental composition of the average human.
More than two-thirds of Earth’s surface is covered by water and hidden from sight. This animation drains the world’s oceans to reveal the ocean floor.
A unique and entertaining graphic that compares the depth of the world's lakes and oceans, as well as the deepest holes ever drilled.
There are 8 common blood groups but 36 human blood types in total. Here we map the most widespread blood types in every country in the...
Nuclear power is among the world's cleanest sources of energy, but how did uranium and nuclear power come to be?
From Switzerland and China to Vietnam and Tanzania — here are the world's most innovative countries, taking income per capita into account.