From the blog

  1. A photo of a starry night's sky Astronomy

    Which planet is closest to Earth?

    The BBC’s Sky at Night programme said our nearest neighbour is Mars but one viewer disagreed. Was he right? Let’s find the answer using Python and R

  2. Part of a data visualisation style known as a ridgeline plot Data visualisation

    The rise and fall in support for British political parties

    How the distribution of the popular vote has been shared between Britain’s main political parties since the 1950s

  3. The number 2017 drawn in the air using sparklers Blog

    2017 in review

    A look back at last year’s books, podcasts, video games, and more

  4. Looking up the stairs of an underground escalator leading up to the surface Suburban freedom

    Access denied: using the Glasgow Subway by wheelchair

    The subway can be the quickest way to get around a city. Unless you’re in a wheelchair

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  1. Maps

    What if it were our city?

    What impact would the Fat Man atomic bomb, dropped on Nagasaki in 1945, have on modern-day Reykjavík?

  2. Maps

    The Age of Greater Reykjavík

    The age of buildings in Iceland’s capital city, dating back to the 18th century

  3. Maps

    Map of child poverty in England, Scotland, and Wales

    District-level data from the Campaign to End Child Poverty

  4. Maps

    Shaded relief map of Iceland

    What would Iceland look like if we could only see the shadows of its mountains?

  5. Maps

    The Counted in southern California

    People killed by police and other law enforcement agencies in and around Los Angeles

  6. More

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  1. Listen


    North Atlantic Radio was a sixteen-episode podcast on the subject of the Web that ran from May 2009 until September 2010

  2. Read


    In 2005 and 2007 I wrote two short accounts of my travels around North and South America

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Flother is the online home of Matt Riggott, a professional programmer and amateur map-maker living in Reykjavík, Iceland.