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The Flipbook Experiment

Help draw the longest flipbook animation ever.

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What Makes an Album the Greatest of All Time?

Examining 30 years of Rolling Stone’s “Greatest Albums of All Time” Rankings

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Quantifying the Diva-ness of 138 National Anthem Performances

We compared each performer’s pitch to the standard to see who is the ultimate diva.

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The Pudding Cup

The Pudding’s annual picks for the best visual and data-driven stories

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What does a happily ever after look like?

We looked at over 1,400 romance novel covers featured in Publishers Weekly from 2011 to 2023.

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24 hours in an invisible epidemic

Watch 24 hours of an American day, and the invisible crisis hiding in plain sight

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A clock where the time is in a song title

A music listening experience.

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Women are superstars on stage, but still rarely get to write songs

Songwriting credits since 1958, broken down by gender

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How companies use dark patterns to keep you subscribed

Unsubscribing should be easy. It’s not.

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The search for my kimchi

I loved my grandmother’s fresh kimchi. But as I aged, tasting the defining flavor of my childhood became elusive.

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A Map of Places in the US with the Same Name

We calculated what place someone is most likely referring to, depending on where they are.

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Why the super rich are inevitable

Why some mathematicians argue the economy is designed to create a few super rich people – unless we stop it.

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How are you doing?

A journey of emotional awareness, where we uncover the power of naming and visualizing your feelings.

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The Sounds of CDMX

How informal street vendors define the sonic landscape of Mexico’s capital

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The Big [Censored] Theory

A case study on how the government censors TV in China.

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How Artists Get Paid From Streaming

We explain how your money gets from you to a streaming platform, and finally to an artist.

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We think this cool study we found is flawed. Help us reproduce it.

Are 25 year olds really more random than 60 year olds?

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What makes writing more readable?

Looking at how to make writing easier to read.

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Ranking the Biggest NBA Finals Carry Jobs

It is mostly LeBron James.

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The Pudding Cup 2020

The best visual and data-driven stories of 2020.