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Zap! Bang! Ka-ching!

16 hours agoNews : Daily Chart

The lucrative prize pools for video-game competitions THE final battle of "The International", a tournament for the video game Defense of the Ancient 2 (Dota 2), will be fought on July 21st. With a prize pool of $10.9m, the sum is a record for such competitions, known as electronic sports or esports. Show More Summary

The death of diversity

3 days agoNews : Daily Chart

Job security on Capitol Hill GIVEN that members of the US House of Representatives must face voters every two years, you'd expect them to have a lot less job security than European monarchs. In fact, it is the other way around. One reason...Show More Summary

Human waste

4 days agoNews : Daily Chart

The world must build toilets to save lives THE practice of open defecation is increasingly dangerous to public health when people crowd close together. Worms and bacteria spread by human waste spread deadly disease and can be a big cause of malnutrition. Show More Summary

Apple versus lemon

5 days agoNews : Daily Chart

The different fortunes of Sony and Apple

Real bumpy

6 days agoNews : Daily Chart

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Gaza, in numbers

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A quantified look at the situation in Israel and Gaza DESPITE international pressure for a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, the violence in Gaza is entering its second week. The Israel Defence Forces (IDF) launched "Operation Protective Edge" on July 7th in response to militants firing rockets from Gaza. Show More Summary

Scoring ourselves

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How our World Cup football forecast performed Shortly before World Cup's opening match, we published a “probability circle”: an interactive infographical tool (with hefty statistics behind the scenes) that predicted each team's chances of victory as they would progress through the tournament. Show More Summary

Justice on trial

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Tackling crime in Latin America LATIN America is the only region in the world where murder rates increased in the first decade of this century. Honduras is the region's—and the world's—most violent country: at present homicide rates, a boy born there today has a one-in-nine chance of being murdered. Show More Summary

Pot luck

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Marijuana laws in the United States CALL it reefer madness. On July 8th Washington became the second state after Colorado to offer recreational pot-smokers a chance to buy weed legally at a local store. Marijuana is still illegal in most of America. Show More Summary

More energy, less growth

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Mexico’s manufacturing output by power consumption

How to take the perfect penalty

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WHEN Germany take on Brazil at the Estádio Mineirão in Belo Horizonte this evening, they go in to the game with one distinct advantage: in four World Cup penalty shoot-outs Germany have never lost, converting an incredible 17 of their 18 penalties. Show More Summary


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Rivalry and harmony at the olympics of choirs ON JULY 9th the World Choir Games begins in Riga, Latvia. For ten days, some 27,000 voices in 460 amateur choirs from 73 nations will compete in categories as diverse as children's ensembles to gospel. Show More Summary

Start me up

2 weeks agoNews : Daily Chart

Audio and Video content on requires a browser that can handle iFrames. EVEN Luddites know that the largest internet firms reside in America. The upcoming public offering of Alibaba, an e-commerce giant, will drive home the point that China is catching up fast. Show More Summary

Fine times

2 weeks agoNews : Daily Chart

THE French bank BNP Paribas was smacked with a record fine of almost $9 billion for violating American sanctions this week, for processing transactions with clients in Cuba, Iran and Sudan. The amount is almost $2 billion more than its...Show More Summary

Red tape blues

2 weeks agoNews : Daily Chart

Small businesses fret less about taxes than over-regulation Audio and Video content on requires a browser that can handle iFrames. Overbearing bureaucracy and excessive licensing in America is stifling small business. States and cities have traditionally tried to attract businesses by offering them tax breaks and other cash incentives. Show More Summary


2 weeks agoNews : Daily Chart

THE app Yo, which simply sends the two-letter word between friends, has been touted as an example of the app economy’s silliness and evidence of a frothy tech bubble, after its founders raised $1m in funding. What is its business model? No one is quite sure, despite more than 4m yos sent. Show More Summary

More educated

2 weeks agoNews : Daily Chart

Generational differences of people with university degrees

Combat kicks

2 weeks agoNews : Daily Chart

THE penalty shoot-out transforms football from a team sport to one-on-one combat, a showdown between kicker and goalkeeper. Our interactive chart visualises all 223 penalty shoot-outs in World Cup games, from when they were introduced in 1978 to the current matches. Show More Summary


2 weeks agoNews : Daily Chart

Every goal scored in the World Cup, by minute All the goals, all the action! OVER 2,200 goals have been scored in the World Cup since 1930; a tenth have been netted by Brazil alone. Our daily chart depicts every goal scored by minute, with f ilters that let you drill down by country, year and stage. Explore all the goals here.

Bigger big banks

3 weeks agoNews : Daily Chart

The world's top banks are changing their strips A DECADE ago, Europe counted five banks among the world's top ten. Today there is only one, HSBC. During that time Chinese banks not only made the list, but vaulted into the top two places, according to annual rankings by The Banker released on June 30th. Show More Summary

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