This has apparently been around for a while but it’s one of the most impressive data visualization projects I’ve seen in a while. Mapping Arms Data is an interactive animated map created by Brazil’s Igarapé Institute together with Peace Research Insitute Oslo and Google Ideas that lets you see where countries are buying and selling their small arms and in what quantities. It takes a while to load but is well worth the wait.
TODAY IN SLATE
Forget Oculus Rift
This $25 cardboard box turns your phone into an incredibly fun virtual reality experience.
Republicans Want the Government to Listen to the American Public on Ebola. That’s a Horrible Idea.
The 2014 Kansas City Royals Show the Value of Building a Mediocre Baseball Team
The GOP Won’t Win Any Black Votes With Its New “Willie Horton” Ad
Sleater-Kinney Was Once America’s Best Rock Band
Can it be again?
Smash and Grab
Will competitive Senate contests in Kansas and South Dakota lead to more late-breaking races in future elections?