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  • The United States of Voronoi

    From Jason Davies, this is a US map where the state borders have been redrawn so that all points closest to a state capital than to any other form a state a la Voronoi diagrams. See also Voronoi maps of world airports and world capitals. It’s interesting that many of the states’ new shapes are similar to their current ones, suggesting that the placement of the capitals relative to borders was somewhat naturally Voronoi-esque, like how people naturally space themselves in elevators or parks. ...

    kottke.org
  • The United States is a country to be pitied

    Thanks to Trump, we have no coherent national plan to survive the pandemic.

    Washington Post
  • Where coronavirus cases are rising in the United States

    Nearly all 50 U.S. states have begun to allow some businesses to reopen and residents to move more freely, but only 14 states have met the federal government's guidelines for lifting measures aimed at fighting the pandemic, according to a Reuters analysis.

    U.S.