When asked about dangerous animals, many people might say snakes, spiders, or other poisonous creatures. Others might point to ferocious animals like sharks, bears, or tigers. The savvy people might say that humans are the most dangerous.
They would all be wrong.
The little blood-sucking mosquito is the most dangerous creature on earth, causing the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people every year. Compare that to 10 deaths attributed to wolves or sharks or a hundred deaths attributed to lions and elephants and the little flying pests seem to be incredibly dangerous.
There’s a fundamental psychology behind visualizations that make them work. Reading is fine. Audio and video are often the best. When data must be seen and engulfed in order to make an impact, this is where infographics have their niche in our attentions.
In this very simple infographic from Hubshout, they explore the reasons that people like infographics, the types of infographics that people prefer, and give us hints about the direction of the infographic history.
One of the scariest and riskiest operations to have performed is a heart transplant. It’s normally a last resort but is effective in eliminating many challenges that humans face. There are over 3000 heart transplants performed every year.
Knowing the facts can help you make a determination of whether you or a loved on should have one as well as giving the importance of more people to become organ donors. You can’t take your heart with you but you can help someone else live longer.
This infographic by Just Save Lives gives us some of the important facts surrounding this type of procedure.
It’s impossible to see into the distant future, especially when it comes to technology. Many of the things that are commonplace today were barely dreams just five years ago, yet we still have our eyes pointed to distant technological advances molded by a worldview that is more akin to Star Trek than anything that we could possibly imagine based upon the current trajectory of society.
Technology is starting to really solve the problems associated with acquiring, storing, and saving energy. The automotive industry in particular is making strides as companies like Ford, Volvo, and Mercedes are all pushing the limits beyond the standard “hybrid” or “plugin” model. They are exploring new ways to think about energy and propelling cars along the road. We can expect some pretty amazing things from them in the future.
Those who smoke or who live or work in environments with pollutants in the air are in danger of becoming victims of lung cancer. Everyone is, really, but there are lifestyles that have a much higher chance than others.
Lung cancer is a killer. There’s no question about it. Around 160,000 people died from lung cancer in 2012, more than colon, breast, and pancreatic cancer combined. In this infographic by Myriad, we see just how dangerous this form of cancer really is.
It really doesn’t matter which side of the debate you’re on. The facts about genetically modified organisms for food consumption is a topic the people really need to understand before making a decision. For some, it will be relatively harmless. Science and the US government will protect us and wouldn’t allow something too harmful to be put into our foods, at least that’s the perspective. On the other side of the coin, you have those who believe we’ve been bought and paid for in an effort to keep the economy propped up and the politicians’ bank accounts full.
Either way, this relatively unbiased GMO infographic should be worthy of a look.
The green movement has been fading a little in recent years. It’s not that they aren’t trying. It’s that we have accepted a greener lifestyle in many ways. They haven’t exactly declared “mission accomplished” by any means but they movement has really made an impact on the people in the United States and many places around the world.
There’s still plenty of work to be done. One place to make it even better is to start making your work environment more of an eco-friendly location. Here are some tips to make that happen from MediFit.
When it comes to space travel, unmanned vehicles are easier to take to the limits because of the lack of risk involved. If they fail, nobody dies as a result. Because of this, we’ve seen some pretty amazing things coming from the unmanned space exploration field over the past few years.