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This interactive map lets you watch who commutes to your city every day

In his latest round-up of urban data visualisations, Max Galka reduces English and Welsh commuters to animated dots, reimagines New York as a video game, and explores Lisbon with the ‘graffiti grannies’ If you’ve ever found yourself packed like a

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Baby names since 1904: how has yours performed?

Names: everyone’s got one but how has yours performed over the past 110 years? Are you a comeback kid, a disappearing act or a completely new entry? Find out using our interactive graphic that shows the top 100 names for baby

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Chatting With ONS Data Via a Simple Slackbot

A recent post on the ONS Digital blog – Dueling with datasets – describes some of the design decisions taken when putting together the new Office for National Statistics website (such as having a single page for a particular measure

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Open Data is the new oil that fuels society

If you want followed on social media, just add #bigdata or #datascience to your posts. These are the buzzwords of the century so far and with the aid of geek chic have brought computer tech to its gre…

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A hobbyist hacker, spreadsheet warrior and API advocate walked in to a pub…

medium.com – That is basically the life of being a data publisher at the moment. Leigh has written a great post about ‘Who is the intended audience for open data?’ where he articulates some of the problems and … Tweeted

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Most affluent man now outlives the average woman for the first time

Men in the highest professions are outliving the average woman in England and Wales for the first time. Research on life expectancy by socioeconomic position between 2007 and 2011 revealed that men in the most advantaged group of higher managerial

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More than a quarter of children who spend longer on social networking websites report mental ill-health symptoms

Children who spent more than three hours using social networking websites on a school day were twice as likely to report high or very high scores for mental ill-health. The Children’s Well-being 2015 publication, which for the first time includes

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Four facts about smoking in the UK 2014

The proportion of adults who smoke in the UK has fallen from 21% in 2010 to 18.3% in 2014, according to the Integrated Household Survey. The Integrated Household Survey’s smoking prevalence data is a key measure for monitoring tobacco use

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