Teaser Tuesdays


It should be explained at the outset that we cannot observe the killing of cats at firsthand. We can study it only through Contat’s narrative, written about twenty years after the event.

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A map of every car bomb explosion in Baghdad since 2003


by Niall McArdle Here’s a rather sobering image to start your week: a map of every car bomb explosion in Baghdad since 2003, courtesy of @BrilliantMaps (well worth following) A map of every car bomb explosion in Baghdad since 2003. pic.twitter.com/A85jier0Ha — Brilliant Maps (@BrilliantMaps) October 19, 2014 The image originally appeared in the Guardian‘s Datablog here.

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Happy May Day!


By Niall McArdle May 1st is – among other things – International Workers Day. The date was chosen to commemorate the Haymarket Riot in May 1886 Fittingly, Seattle raised the minimum wage to $15 today. You can read my story about the real-life Mother Jones here.

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