Danny Yee

Pathologically Polymathic (Blog)

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

Last update: 13 October 2019 (RSS, twitter, Facebook)

it's the tail risks from climate change we should be worrying about - Tim Harford
infinity categories and Higher Topos Theory - Quanta
the mountain-climbing metaphor for mathematical research - Quanta
a good takedown of Plomin's genetic determinism nonsense - Mad in America [via @jayjoseph22]
small island myths of empire and trade - NewStatesman
unprepared for the next pandemic - Vox
the United States has a history of anti-car protests too - CityLab
ban SUVs from urban areas - Guardian
first thoughts on an Oxford controlled parking zone - Oxford Blog
a pedagogical history of compactness (in mathematics) - arXiv [via @phaseit]
Australia is not prepared for future bushfires: "the Federal Government is missing in action" - ABC
three of the reasons school assessment doesn't really work - Rebecca Allen
teaching to the test, cheating by teachers, and pupil exclusions
Early Indo-European Online: language lessons from Lithuanian to Tocharian - TexasAustin
why cars are killing more pedestrians, and what to do about it - Guardian
a small town in Denmark in the 1920s - A Change of Time [my review]
more than electric cars - FoE
"reduce car mileage by 20-60%... cancel all new road schemes... regulate fossil fuel car numbers... support car clubs and e-bikes"
Connecting Oxford: the councils propose real action on transport - WanderingDanny
a photographic review of the world's parliament buildings - @AFaulds
the UK's hostile visa regime is crippling its universities - Guardian
English school maths compared with Estonia: should we teach less, better? - Medium
Cargohopper: deliveries to central Utrecht - Fast Company
got a spider? give it a name and think of it as a pet - BBC
bring back Britain's rainforests! - Monbiot
navigation apps are antisocially selfish - IEEE Spectrum
Cycling Facts 2018 - Netherlands Government
Australia has failed to plan for the decline of coal - WEForum
the Intermediate Axis Theorem or Dzhanibekov effect - YouTube
Money creation in the modern economy - Bank of England
"Reader: I dyed my hair purple" - LongReads
Indonesia plans to move its capital to Kalimantan, Borneo - Nikkei
Bringing Words to Life: Robust Vocabulary Instruction - DannyReviews
teachers need time to learn from other teachers - Atlantic
a nice primer on traffic evaporation: closing residential rat-runs reduces overall traffic - London Living Streets
making a serious attempt to address Oxford's transport problems - Oxfordshire County Council
garlic smuggling - BBC
the challenges of bicycle freight in Oxford - TechTribe
the Bender Rule: 'Natural Language' is not a synomym for 'English' - Gradient
an American learns to cycle like the Dutch - NYer
towns in east-central Australia are wilting - Guardian
who gets to vote in Israel's elections? - 972 Magazine
"In the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem, where Israel exercises absolute and direct control on a daily basis, 650,000 Jewish settlers can vote while 2,953,000 Palestinians in the exact same territory cannot."

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