Data Vis Dispatch, June 6
June 6th, 2023
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The best of last week’s big and small data visualizations
Welcome back to the 76th edition of Data Vis Dispatch! Every week, we’ll be publishing a collection of the best small and large data visualizations we find, especially from news organizations — to celebrate data journalism, data visualization, simple charts, elaborate maps, and their creators.
Recurring topics this week include the U.S. House Speaker election, extreme weather, and space travel.
The U.S. House of Representatives elected its speaker, Kevin McCarthy, on Saturday — after 15 rounds of voting.
The 118th U.S. Congress, first assembled on January 3, will follow up on the work of its predecessors with a record number of female members.
Similarly, Brazil’s new government has the highest number of women ministers in the country’s history, 11 of the total 37.
In the United Kingdom, political donations, gifts, and earnings have become easier to find.
Early January has already brought severe storms to the United States and broken temperature records in Europe.
NASA and SpaceX are both reaching for the Moon, with flights planned for this and the following years. What does an increase in space exploration mean for the night sky and the Earth’s orbit?
Tech companies continue to lay off employees in large numbers. After layoffs at Twitter two months ago, users turned to a competing platform, Mastodon, but not all of them stayed.
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