Pure Pedantry

Category archives for Terrorism

I was struck by an NPR story this morning where they talked to a pathologist in Afghanistan. He conducts the autopsies on the remains of suicide bombers there. The doctor argues that a great many of them had mental or physical disabilities: Dr. Yusuf Yadgari, a forensics instructor at Kabul Medical University, says 60% of…

Watching the news coverage today, I found myself wondering what type of explosive the terrorists were trying to use on the UK planes. I did a web search, and many news services are speculating that the chemical in question could be one called Triacetone Triperoxide.