Explore statistical data through Google
Google now has a web-based service called Google Public Data Explorer. Through the service, users can access, manipulate and visualize a variety of publicly available datasets. The full directory of datasets is here; while it’s not an exhaustive list of publicly available data, it includes important topics like development indicators, population stats, cancer rates/cases, greenhouse emissions, and much more. Typical of Google’s services, the data explorer interface is clean and easy to use. So go exploring now!