What Are New York City's Most Popular Dog Names?

What's the typical New York dog? Is it a yippy little terrier named Lucky leaving little brown obstacles for Upper East Side pedestrians? Is it a retriever named Bella tolerating the demon children of Park Slope? Is it a shih tzu named Gizmo humping joggers' legs in Van Cortlandt Park? We took a look at some data… » 7/17/14 3:01pm 7/17/14 3:01pm

Chart: Scoring At The 2014 World Cup Has Been Bonkers

Over on Stats In the Wild, Gregory Matthews has visualized how much scoring there's been at the 2014 World Cup, using the clever grid chart you see above. The goals of the "winning" team—draws are included—are the y-axix, and the losing team is the x-axis. Each square is labeled (and colored) with the number of times… » 6/27/14 12:54pm 6/27/14 12:54pm

When Did Nazi Insults Spike On Twitter During USA-Germany?

Twitter users were already throwing around the word "Nazi" plenty before Germany-U.S. kicked off, but how about during the game? To find out, from 11:35 a.m. to 2:03 p.m. we recorded tweets and retweets that contained the word "Nazi" or "Nazis" (not case sensitive). We pulled 30,209 in total, or 3.4 "Nazi"s per second. » 6/26/14 4:55pm 6/26/14 4:55pm

This Is Sort Of A Silly Chart, CBS

The pie chart above—from this otherwise solid look at the history of the history of the NBA No. 1 pick—shows the number of players taken first from each school, but only for schools that have had multiple players selected in the top spot. 16 schools appear on the chart, and 15 of them have had exactly two players… » 6/25/14 3:51pm 6/25/14 3:51pm

Watch The World Converge On Brazil, Using Facebook Data

The neat video above, from Facebook, shows how many non-Brazilians travelled to various World Cup cities from June 5th through June 16th. The site's data team built out the graphic using Facebook check-ins; each arc represents 20 people traveling from their home city to a city in Brazil, and the size of the Brazilian… » 6/25/14 12:56pm 6/25/14 12:56pm

Which Leagues Are Having The Most Success At The World Cup?

For people who really know their shit about soccer, one of the fun bits of the World Cup is recognizing which club-level teammates and rivals are facing off for their various national squads. Which of these club leagues are best represented at this year's Cup? The New York Times built an elaborate web of club-level… » 6/24/14 2:02pm 6/24/14 2:02pm

Map: What's The Nearest Burger Joint?

Continuing his "geography of American food and drink" series—which has already looked at pizza places, coffee shops, and grocery stores vs. bars—Nathan Yau of FlowingData has put together a map showing the regional territories of seven major burger chains. » 6/24/14 11:22am 6/24/14 11:22am