Danny Yee

Pathologically Polymathic (Blog)

Web pages I've been reading (and some web pages I've created)

Last update: 28 March 2015 (RSS, twitter, Facebook)

if you want to kill someone in New York, use a car and you'll probably get away scot free - Freakonomics
How Child Language Illuminates Humanism - The Prism of Grammar [my review]
the socialisation of male speech dominance starts young - Alternet
fossil fuel firms still funding climate change denial - Guardian
I clearly need to expand my antilibrary - BrainPickings
no surprises: teaching can be taught
Guardian www.theguardian.com/education/2015/mar/11/revolution-changing-way-your-child-taught
£115 fine for driver who kills someone while texting at 70mph in a 50mph zone - BeyondKerb
Marina Warner on the appalling state of higher education in the UK (and elsewhere) - LRB
toddler book update: favourite reading at two - Oxford Blog
nice introduction to the economic risks of climate change - PUP - first chapter [PDF]
the genetic diversity of the British peoples - Nature - Guardian
Magdalena Tulli's novel of love, commerce and war in an imaginary Polish town - In Red [my review]
the world's most sophisticated hackers: the Equation Group - ArsTechnica
Terry Pratchett's Unseen University faces a research assessment exercise... - THE
revealing font choices on Berlin's U-Bahn - Guardian
no surprises: praising children may encourage narcissism - Guardian
two million years of stone tools; 75 artefacts per square metre - Cambridge
children shouldn't start formal education too early - Cambridge
a mathematician tries to get his children out of the bath - Gower
Siberia: A History of the People + A History of the Peoples of Siberia [my review]
Once Upon a Time: A Short History of Fairy Tale [my review]
the rise and fall of Central Asian studies in the US - SarahKendzior
links don't have to be underlined blue text, but users still need clues - NNgroup
in countries/cities with more cycling, women cycle just as much - KatsDekker - BicycleDutch
hermit crab house upgrade chain - LaughingSquid
the current financial system is less efficient than that of 1910 - RussellSage [PDF via Cosma]
"the finance industry's share of GDP is about 2 percentage points higher than it needs to be"
libertarians become petty chieftains on the hidden Internet - Aeon [via Cosma]
no surprises: systematic racial discrimination in Ferguson - Guardian
songbun: the strangeness that is North Korea's caste system - Guardian
a guide to consensual tea-drinking - RockstarDinosaurPiratePrincess
baby boxes and bounty bags highlight the difference between Finland and the UK - FFCAC
writing a shamanist Kalevala - Finland
Australia has given up freedoms (and a lot of money) for nothing - Guardian
Religion and Society in the Near East, 600-1800 - The Formation of Islam [my review]
blind/non-blind comparison shows gender bias in school marking - NBER
"over-assessment of boys has a positive and significant effect on future achievements and a significant negative effect on girls"
nice overview of linguistic and archaeological evidence for the Indo-European homeland - AnnRevLing
a study of Jewish humour, now in paperback - PUP - Introduction [PDF]
The Red Room: Stories of Trauma in Contemporary Korea [my review]
Oxford cyclists, imagined, actual and potential - Oxford Blog
50 shades of socialist feminism - Laurie-Penny [via Mertz]

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Danny Yee