Where does the illustrator end and the infographer begin? How does data visualization fit in? And what does science have to say about the design decisions we make?
Even with social media, we max out at 150 real relationships
Graphics from the Scientific American archive provide a glimpse of the history and science of pyrotechnics
Data visualizers Martin Krzywinski and Jake Lever map city centers for an annual Pi Day art exploration
When we return to a topic where the research has advanced, our visual explanations need to be updated accordingly
A graphic from the Scientific American archive provides a look into the brain’s molecular clock—research that contributed to this year’s Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
With a nod to the recently discovered Xi-cc++ particle, here’s a look at the quantum foam that lies within
This humble 59-year-old chart reveals that atmospheric carbon dioxide levels continue to climb upward
Boyajian’s star is dimming again. This graphic shows why that’s weird.
A new media installation at Columbia University renders the brain larger than life
Scientific American graphic about slumbering research papers wakes up for an award
Storm prediction is tricky business. So is illustrating it
Graphics from the Scientific American archive show how these storm systems impact California
Evidence for dark matter is visible in this elegant set of simple charts, rooted in data published decades ago
An executive order calling for more preparedness and better forecasting for space weather is creating a buzz about electromagnetic storms. What are they?
A graphic from the Scientific American archive provides context for this month’s Mars landing attempt
A graphic from the Scientific American archive shows how cells clean house—the basics behind this year’s Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
A playful, explorable explanation demonstrates the impact of chance on poll results