Data visualization of HIV’s complex risk factors

Hans Rosling unveils new data visuals that untangle the complex risk factors of one of the world's deadliest (and most misunderstood) diseases: HIV. He argues that preventing transmissions — not drug treatments — is the key to ending the epidemic.   At Balcostics our mission is to empower leaders with the required data and information…

Yes you should smile more & we have research to prove it :-)

There is a saying that goes like this, "smile a while and give your face a rest" - now, we have science to verify the validity of this statement :-). Below, Ron Gutman reviews several research studies about smiling, and reveals some surprising results. Did you know your smile can be a predictor of how long you'll…

Boys & Girls Champs (1910 – 2013): Animation & Infographics

The Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA)/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Championships, also known as CHAMPS is in its 104th staging. Did you know? 1. The Boys’ and Girls’ Championships were merged in 1999. 2. The inaugural staging of CHAMPS was won by the maroon and gold team from  Wolmer’s Boys in 1910. 3. The first Girls’…

Is there a methodology for collecting and analyzing big data?

Jahangir Mohammed provided the most detailed response to our question on Quora - September 2, 2012. We wanted to find out if there was a systematic process/ method involved in the analysis, collection and presentation of big data. Here is Jahangir's answer: "I am inclined to say the approach is definitely systematic, but there are lots of options and one…