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Perhaps you don't often find time over the weekend to check out the latest papers on general relativity quantum cosmology or high energy theory. The PaperScape infographic is still worth a visit. The visualization tracks the connections between 869,759 published scientific papers in the arXiv database, with larger circles in the graphic representing documents most often cited. Zoom in on the map to see titles for the larger circles, automatically pulled from the most used words in each document. [via Information Aesthetics]

PaperScape is the project of high energy physics researcher Damien George. Read his explanation of the project on his blog.

We're a long way from the colorblind, just society MLK envisioned in his "I Have a Dream" speech. This new, extremely accurate map of race in America created by Dustin Cable at the University of Virginia shows us just how divided—but also in many cases just how blended—Americans are by race. Cable uses millions of primary colored dots to represent individual whites, blacks, Latinos and Asians based on data from the 2010 Census. City maps vary in terms of how diverse and blended they are—some feature bands of color radiating out from downtowns. 

Read more at Wired and see the full, interactive map online.

Recent infographic projects published by the data team at WNYC have revealed some interesting trends about behaviors in the New York Metro area. Everything from marital happiness, to what people name their dogs, and more serious topics like flooding patterns

Last week the team published a new interactive map plotting in which NYC neighborhoods people just don't vote. Although much of Brooklyn's non-voting tendencies remain a mystery, it's interesting to compare the map with their New New Yorkers map, which may explain why newcomers on Manhattan's West Side don't make it to the polls. 

Check out a few of their recent maps embedded below. 





We're all for making the fine points of contemporary food culture as accessible as possible. When it comes to pairing food and wine, it sometimes feels as if some secret knowledge has been held back. That's why this chart from Wine Folly (available for purchase as a poster) is particularly welcome. It might not be the sleekest infographic we've seen this week, but it's the one we might actually tote in the wallet.