Tagged: infographic

Infographic: meningitis and the brain - Visibly Shaken

Peter Griffin Dec 09, 2013

An outbreak of meningitis at Princeton University in Ottawa, Canada has encouraged the university to offer free vaccinations to students. Meningitis is the inflammation of the lining around the brain and spinal cord. Different germs can cause it – usually bacteria or viruses and sometimes fungi. The Ottawa Sun created a full-page infographic to illustrate how meningitis affects the … Read More

Happy World Octopus Day! - misc.ience

Aimee Whitcroft Oct 09, 2013

Today is, apparently, the tenth annual World Octopus Day. So, I figured you’d all enjoy this fun infographic, courtesy of the National Aquarium. And what better time to go and read this stunning article about these stunning creatures (my favourite form of the plural), and, if you live in Wellington, make a date to go meet the octopodes at the … Read More

Visualising plastic pollution in the world's oceans - Guest Work

Guest Work Mar 26, 2013

by Laurent Lebreton While the common misconception of global plastic pollution in our oceans is based on descriptions of the north Pacific gyre being a trash island the size of Texas, the reality is much more complicated. Although plastic is not biodegradable unlike other floating marine debris, it is eventually broken down by the sunlight into microscopic particles that … Read More

Mapping the history of hurricanes - Visibly Shaken

John Kerr Aug 24, 2012

One hundred and fifty years of tropical storms have been captured in this image from Data visualiser John Nelson, map manager for IDV Solutions. The graphic, looking at the globe with Antarctica in the centre, shows the intensity and location of hurricanes, cyclones and typhoons since 1851, based on data from United States' National Climate Data Center. Read More