Google Trends by Google News Lab is a hub of the latest trending stories that also allows you to conduct your own analysis. The latest data visualizations from the News Lab team are also on Twitter, and the latest data releases for journalists are on Github.
I was contracted as a Data Visualization and UX Developer for a Google Trends project about the zika virus. I developed data visualization on Zika search interest using D3.js, which also allowed for a better understanding of Zika infection rates in the Americas. I designed adaptive web elements and visual schemes with HTML/CSS, increasing potential use visualization tool across a variety of devices.