More than 1/2 of the world population is now living in democratic regimes.
Source: Max_OurWorldinData (reddit)
Gulabi Gang, Hindi for the “Pink Gang” have taken it upon themselves to to protect the poor and call out India’s most corrupt officials. What started out with a few dozen women in the Banda District of Uttar Pradesh in Northern India turned into a group of twenty thousand members by 2008. Amana Fontanella-Khan’s new book, ‘Pink Sari Revolution,’ delves into the astounding success of India’s gang of fearless women for justice.
Read an excerpt from the book at Women in the World.
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It’s in a PDF.
At 3:20 a.m. on Sunday morning, a magnitude-6.0 earthquake struck 9 miles south of Napa. It was the strongest quake to hit the Bay Area since 1989.
Now data prepared by Jawbone data scientist Brian Wilt gives us some insight into how strong the jolt was, using anonymous biometric data taken from thousands of Up health trackers worn by NorCal users affected by the quake.
BIG EARTHQUAKE: MANY RESIDENTS’ SLEEP DISTURBED
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Sometimes the amount you get paid can vary a lot for the same job across industries. Browse salary ranges for over 800 occupations, across 100 industries and 20 sectors. Estimates are for 2013 from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Read more →
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via James Bell
How much military gear per officer has your state received from the Pentagon? Wonkblog charts the data.
To find out what kinds of equipment California police agencies have procured since 2011, search our database.
Geotagged Tweets mentioning “Ferguson” and key terms, CDT
You absolutely must click through to see the whole thing if only b/c I couldn’t make a gif that included the entire world map.