Jun 252012
 

Yes, the days are now getting shorter, but how short?  When is the sun going to set on this Monday and how might one gain this information without being dependent on a meteorologist?

Glad you asked.

All you need to do is find your latitude, figure out the day of the year and then use this groovy chart

Got more Monday to kill?  Take the scenic route and use the sunrise equation to work it out yourself.  There’s…

or

or


If you’re not into math, then call it art.

If you’ve still got time before sunset, then enjoy a look at what “constant day” looks like in space.

Jun 202012
 

“You got money in my politics!”

“You got politics in my money!”

What’s more unsettling, the amount being spent or the fact that it’s happening right out in the open?

Would it be more respectful to hide this from the public?

[Chart via the latest in Mother Jones' coverage of Dark Money in politics]

How to Build a Better People Trap

 Posted by on June 18, 2012
Jun 182012
 

“What does the geography of incarceration in the United States look like?”  That’s the question Josh Begley asked and PrisonMap.com is where you can find the answer in the form of satellite pictures of the 4,916 federal, state, local and privately-run jails and detention centers holding over two million prisoners who call the land of the free their home…

(click image to see more)

[Prison Map via Flowing Data]