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Tuberculosis in decline…for the FIRST TIME EVER!

For the first time…ever…tuberculosis (TB) is on the decline according to new data published today in the WHO 2011 global tuberculosis control report. This also report shows that the number of people dying from the disease fell to its lowest level in a decade (1.4 million in 2010, after reaching 1.8 million in 2003). Some […]

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Tracking the Development of ‘Development Speak’

A few weeks ago Google released a searchable word frequency database called Books Ngram Viewer that enables users to pull data from 5.2 million books written between 1500 and 2008. By listing a series of words or phrases, separated by a comma, users can instantly chart and compare word usage totals  from a bank of over […]

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Data Visualization: Exploring the world past 0.7% [VIDEO]

How can we use art, design, and technology to understand complex issues, make better decisions, and become more aware of the world around us? In part, through data visualization. A few weeks ago I posted an article highlighting some of the new interactive resources made available by the UNDP to help individuals traverse the 2010 […]

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