Blog — October 2015

Snake Oil Supplements – analysis

We’ve updated our Snake Oil Supplements? interactive with the latest scientific evidence for the health benefits of the 180 most popular nutritional supps.

The data has been revised top to bottom and draws upon many new Cochrane metastudies of the area.

(Cochrane are the gold-standard of medical meta-studies – studies of studies. They minimise bias by subjecting all existing studies to very rigorous methodological and statistical analysis).

» See the interactive

our analysis


Out of Your Hands

Can doctors predict your future health by looking at your fingers? Arms? Legs? Our viz shows the unexpected relationships between body parts and various conditions.

» Discover what’s Out of Your Hands

Towards a Classification of Tech-Induced Mental Disorders

An increasing number of stories about internet addiction and the effect of constant device use on our minds, lives and relationships. From a culture of distraction and boot-camps for addicted teens to the “electronic apocalypse”.

Recently, I finished a long, two-year stretch at a computer creating my book. Feeling the effect of such intense screen use, I took the time to observe and catalogue how it affected my mind, emotions and behaviours.

Here, in one interactive ‘charticle’, are the disorders and strange cognitive effects I observed.

See how many you recognise:
» Intermental – towards a classification of tech-induced mental disorders.

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