Nathan Yau's visualization of the causes of death.

Mortality. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are 113 "ways" to buy the farm, which, in turn, are clumped into 20 categories of disease and external causes.

This data fascinated Nathan Yau, who happens to be very good at "visualizing data," and who came up with a unique interactive infographic to solve for the various ways we die at various ages. Fast Company staffer Ben Schiller spotlights Yau, who writes:

The [interactive] chart shows how cause of death varies across sex and race, based on mortality data from 2005 through 2014. Select a group to see the changes. Select causes to see them individually.

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