Public health historian Gerald Markowitz reminds us that the problem of lead poisoning is anything but new.
Iraq’s cabinet decided to postpone the country’s first population census since 1987 yesterday, largely because of a longstanding conflict over the northern city of Kirkuk. The BBC’s Gabriel Gatehouse reports that the city is controlled by the Arab-dominated central government, but it is also in the oil-rich land claimed by the autonomous Kurdish government.
Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson are hitting the road to cover the elections. Our Tumblr brings you behind the scenes.