Danny Yee

Pathologically Polymathic (Blog)

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

Last update: 29 March 2020 (RSS, twitter, Facebook)

the enduring appeal of Jean Merrill's _The Pushcart War_ - NYer
Helen loved this, she read it in a day and then reread it
Covid-19 in Vietnam - DW
graph theory for children - Oxford Blog
Svetlana Alexievich's breathtaking oral history - Second-Hand Time: The Last of the Soviets [my review]
has the UK government finally realised we need to stop driving? - BBC
they need to cancel the Heathrow expansion and the Silvertown tunnel
thirty free ebooks from a fantastic publisher - Archipelago Books
a building from 25,000 years ago, made from the bones of 60 mammoths - Smithsonian [via Bactra]
good news: a possible test for whether someone has had COVID19 - medRxiv
the "blitz spirit" was an invention - Guardian - The Bombing War
"an instantly recognisable commodity... divorced from historic reality"
a journal article from 8 weeks ago, on January 24th: "no room for complacency ... the time to act is now" - Lancet - Reuters
The Language of Poetry - NYBooks
with tips on teaching children how to write it
Korea still faces a challenge, but they seem to have constrained coronavirus - Science
"What kind of normally intelligent and competent person gets into the crackhead Uber?" - AElkus [via Bactra]
poems with subaltern perspectives from within the Indian epic - Until the Lions: Echoes From The Mahabharata [my review]
an eight year old moves to Henry VIII's London - The Armourer's House [my review]
a potted history of British historical fiction for children - HistoricalNovelSociety
more UK policies that look like satire to the rest of the world - Guardian
more on Utrecht's 12,000 person car-free residential district - Guardian
can we please build something like this within cycling distance of central Oxford?
we're in a national emergency, but the UK government is still announcing major policies via leaks to journalists - ITV
I just wish they'd stop behaving like they're still in the middle of an election campaign, and start governing
it's unclear why Germany has such a low COVID-19 death rate - EuroNews
the real numbers are not interpretable in the complex field - Hamkins
Mongols, marmots and modernity - and epidemics on structured networks - Bactra
South Korea's Covid19 response may be a better model than China's - Diplomat
"an aggressive and transparent information campaign, high volume testing, quarantine of infected individuals, treatment of those in need, and disinfection of contaminated environments"
Google Translate now supports Kinyarwanda, Odia, Tatar, Turkmen, and Uyghur - Verge
the medical system in Italy sounds like it's at breaking point - WEF
meet the Downs-Thomson Paradox, linking road congestion and public transport times - Wikipedia
how the health systems in Hong Kong, Singapore and Japan are facing COVID-19 - Lancet
a history of the URL - Cloudflare [via @phaseit]
a positive quality correlation between public transport and schools - BBC
Wageningen University and the future of food - Guardian
UK CO2 emissions have fallen, but progress is getting harder - CarbonBrief
"cars are now responsible for more CO2 than the entire power sector"
the best site I can find for global COVID-19 data - WorldOMeter
Umm Kulthum, singer extraordinaire - Guardian
a Hindu supremacist India will only be held together by violence - Guardian
growing up amid Norwegian landscapes - The Hills Reply [my review]
transport failures mean 1/5 of housing developments should have been rejected outright and 3/4 sent back - BBC
British immigration policy: ripping families apart - EuropeStreet
"15,000 children being brought up in 'Skype families' because one parent did not meet the spousal visa requirements"
the US is the only nation dissenting from a global declaration on reducing road deaths - Forbes
after Brexit: the new political orthodoxy - LRB
"Is this then the new end of history, a sort of low-tar fascism which you don’t actually have to inhale?"
five translators talk about the challenges of children's books - Words Without Borders

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Danny Yee