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Vaccine Myths. Top 500 Passwords Visualized — Information is Beautiful. This Flow Chart That Destroys Religion’s Case Against Gay Marriage Is So Easy, Any Zealot Can Use It / Queerty. Plenty of religious folk understand the Bible as what it really is — an allegorical product of a different era used to contextualize this wacky world of ours and implement some reason into the chaos.

This Flow Chart That Destroys Religion’s Case Against Gay Marriage Is So Easy, Any Zealot Can Use It / Queerty

And then there are the people who think of it as the infallible and eternal word from high above. They like to pick out specific phrases as cultural weaponry to prove society’s wrongdoings. You know the type. They say gay marriage is wrong because the Bible tells us so. Related Post: Catholic schoolboy asked to defend church’s morals, turns in 127-page “Gay Marriage is Fabulous” paper instead They might do well to follow this simple flowchart to remember some other words of wisdom from God’s best seller: Related: “Is That Guy Gay?” Get Queerty Daily. This Graphic Puts Global Warming in Full Perspective. To say the world is having a streak like no other is an understatement.

This Graphic Puts Global Warming in Full Perspective

Global warming has made cold scarce on a planetary scale. This March clocked in as the second warmest March on record when compared to the 20th century average, according to newly released data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. NASA data published last week came to the same conclusion, comparing temperatures to a 1951-1980 baseline. The NOAA data shows the planet was 1.9°F (1.05°C) above the 20th century average for March, the first time any month has breached the 1°C threshold in the absence of El Niño.

This March is the latest freakishly hot month following three years in a row of record heat. NOAA and NASA baselines don’t really tell the whole story. A new infographic shows that six key factors are driving the change we’re seeing right right now: extreme longevity, the rise of smart machines and systems, our computational world, new media ecology, superstructures organizations and the globally connected world.

Reprogramming the Human Mind: Here's How We'll Make Humanity 2.0 [INFOGRAPHIC] Exponential Technologies Impact What Needs to be Learned In a 2013 white paper titled Dancing with Robots: Human Skills for Computerized Work, Richard Murnane and Frank Levy argue that in the computer age, the skills which are valuable in the new labor market are significantly different than what they were several decades ago.

What is the World’s Biggest Cash Crop? — Information is Beautiful. Yep Cannabis makes serious dough.

What is the World’s Biggest Cash Crop? — Information is Beautiful

Curious why so many US states – Washington, Oregon, Alaska, Colorado – have decriminalised or even legalized the drug? Islamic Sects, Schools, Branches & Movements — Information is Beautiful. Xkcd. Rhetological Fallacies — Information is Beautiful. The Evolution of Brain-Computer Interfaces [INFOGRAPHIC] Support for ISIS in the Muslim World - Perceptions vs Reality. According to a Brookings report from last January: 40% of Americans believe most Muslims oppose ISIS.14% think most Muslims support ISIS.And 44% (the plurality) of Americans believe Muslim views are evenly balanced on the issue.

Support for ISIS in the Muslim World - Perceptions vs Reality

American perceptions of Muslims’ support for the Islamic State are all over the map. And you only have to search Google for “how many muslims support isis” to see why. The first result shows “81% of respondents support the Islamic State.” The second result, “Most dislike ISIS in Muslim countries The range of answers to this question reported by the media is enormous, partly because much of it comes from online polls, social media sentiment analysis, and other non-scientific / unrepresentative studies. Last month, the International Business Times cited a study from Pew Research Center concluding ISIS is “almost universally hated.”

What the Muslim world actually thinks of ISIS Looking only at scientific opinion polls, the results are actually very consistent. Sources. Because Every Country Is The Best At Something. Trump's conflicts of interest: a visual guide. Trump's conflicts of interest: a visual guide By Nadja Popovich and Jan Diehm “I will be leaving my great business in total in order to fully focus on running the country in order to MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!”

Trump's conflicts of interest: a visual guide

Donald Trump tweeted on Wednesday. The early morning announcement, which provided no further details but promised a press conference on 15 December, followed weeks of bad press over conflicts of interest posed by the Trump Organization’s international real estate dealings. When Sea Levels Attack! — Information is Beautiful. Common MythConceptions — Information is Beautiful. Mountains Out of Molehills — Information is Beautiful. There's Big Money to Be Made in Asteroid Mining.

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There's Big Money to Be Made in Asteroid Mining

If humans were ever able to get their hands on just one asteroid, it would be a game-changer. That’s because the value of many asteroids are measured in the quintillions of dollars, which makes the market for Earth’s annual production of raw metals – about $660 billion per year – look paltry in comparison. The reality is that the Earth’s crust is saddled with uneconomic materials, while certain types of asteroids are almost pure metal. X-type asteroids, for example, are thought to be the remnants of large asteroids that were pulverized in collisions in which their dense, metallic cores got separated from the mantle. There is one such X-type asteroid near earth that is believed to hold more platinum than ever mined in human history.

Near-Earth Mining Targets. Below you'll find a nifty infographic produced by the folks at Yellowbrick detailing the consequences of everyone's favorite irritating childrearing trend: helicopter parenting.

We've written a lot about this topic here at Big Think; our archives are a veritable smorgasbord of pieces detailing its effects and consequences. Our focus isn't merely because we like to helicopter the helicopter parents, but because shifts in how we raise our kids have resulted in a generation of young adults who lack critical thinking, self-reliance, and coping skills. And that sucks not just for said young adults, but also for everyone else who has to deal with their problems.

The image below will shed some light on all these elements, as well as offer a more basic crash course for those still unfamiliar with this troubling trend: For additional information on and analysis of the items above, check out the Yellowbrick blog. Billion Dollar-o-Gram 2013 Static — Information is Beautiful. Infographic: What country best fits your manners? How to make infographics: a beginner’s guide to data visualisation.

As a growing number of international NGOs are using infographics, charts and interactive maps to share success and highlight disaster, how can organisations with less resources create high quality visualisations without having to pay to outsource them?

How to make infographics: a beginner’s guide to data visualisation

We’ve put together a beginner’s guide for visualising development data. Organising your data The first thing you need to do is have a clear idea of the data you want to visualise. Are you trying to highlight a particular disparity between money spent in one place and another? Infografiche. Infographic & Flowchart. Infographics. Infographic: Evolution of classroom tech. By Robert Montenegro I dislike the term "millennial" for a lot of reasons, the most notable being that it promotes an intellectual laziness through which the word becomes synonymous with "young person.

" For a lot of 35-year-olds, anyone younger than them is a millennial. That's not exactly strong taxonomy. About Bones. You probably don’t give much thought to your skeleton, even though it’s holding you together.