A battle over government, religion, and Star Wars is brewing in Australia. The country will hold their national census on August 9 and a group of people is begging their fellow citizens to not put “Jedi” down as their religion.
When we think of dangerous jobs, most of us think about firefighters or ice road truckers. But Bloomberg crunched the Department of Labor’s newly-released stats, and came up with a few disturbing and surprising facts about who really has the most dangerous gig.
Are Millennials really so different than the generations of young adults that came before them? Some data forensics reveals what has — and hasn't — actually changed about being a young adult in America.
So long, flying cars! It turns out that the transportation of the future might just already be propped up next to your garage: the bicycle.
Did you know that 1.6 million Americans don't have complete indoor plumbing? The American Community Survey published on Tuesday that says that nearly 630,000 occupied homes in the United States lack complete plumbing facilities*, and The Washington Post whipped it into a handy interactive map. How's your home state…
Hey, look! It's another, "Which census districts are empty?" map, this time for France. Interestingly, this map is a population density map in one-kilometer grids, lacking the harsh borders of census tracts as in the maps we've looked at recently.
Maps are interesting, where the same data can be used to tell many stories. Displaying United States census data as numerical counts or as density portray American population distribution dramatically differently, as a country that is half empty, or half full.
In today's comments, we learned how to calculate the event horizon of a black hole, where to look for the very best in sci-fi inspired music, and one very surprising fact about where those between-year census figures come from.
Using publicly available Census data, Business Insider's Walter Hickey and Joe Weisenthal have deduced that over half of America's population is localized to a mere 146 of the 3,144 U.S. counties and county-equivalents.
This map is covered in dots. In fact, there are 308,745,538 of the little things—each one representing a single individual living in the US, and its color indicating ethnicity.
Not only white people are quickly becoming a minority in the United states, but "new Census figures released today show that for the first time in more than a century, more white Americans died than were born last year."
The amount of people in the whole world is pretty wildly unfathomable. For that matter, even a subset like just the 300,000,000 or so that live in the United States can be hard to wrap your head around. This interactive map by Brandon M-Anderson helps by showing one dot for each of them. It's pretty wild.
You're looking at just one print from a collection that comprises dozens of spellbinding maps and charts based on the results of the 1870 US census — the ninth census ever conducted, and the first to be performed in the years following the Civil War.
The world's 7 billionth person was a tiny little girl named Danica May Camacho who is born today in Manila, the Philipines, and weighed just 5.5 pounds (she was one month premature).
It's 2011 and that means it's time for something you have no idea about so i'll tell you: PANDA CENSUS. There are around 1500 Pandas alive these days, and the Chinese want to know exactly how many there are. So what do they do? Hire Panda trackers, of course.
So far, over 1,000 io9 readers have shared their feedback with us via the 2010 Gawker Media Census. We found out that 60% of those who responded use hulu.com to get their sci-fi fixes. Where do you watch? Join the party—click through to submit your Census!
So far, over 5,000 Gizmodo readers have shared their feedback with us via the 2010 Gawker Media Census. 60% of those who responded have at least 13 apps on their smartphone/iPad. We like to think our app directories have something to do with that. Join the Census party—submit yours today!
Last Census go-around, we found out that 93% of io9 readers consume online content, and 90% also regularly read books. Surely you can stop your zombie-like consumption (we mean that in a good way) for 10 minutes and share your media predilections.