Via, where somebody had quoted one of my posts, I found the westhunt blog. West Hunter has an interesting article on the geographical distribution of new scientific papers, and this accompanying map:

In this world we see another type of “American obesity”, but it’s not one we should be overly worried about. Europe, and to a lesser extent, East Asia, dominate the rest of the world. South America is an emaciated afterthought and Africa is a shriveled appendage dangling from Europe, the only noticeable part being South Africa.

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