Danny Yee

Pathologically Polymathic (Blog)

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

Last update: 23 February 2020 (RSS, twitter, Facebook)

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
it doesn't cover as many languages, but it does at least German<->English much better than Google Translate - DeepL
vegetarianism and social violence in India - Scroll
six great natural history books for younger chldren - Animal Science [my review]
a step to decarbonising heating: a UK uni trials hydrogen in the natural gas grid - Guardian
21 beautifully illustrated maths books for children - Medium
Marion Zimmer Bradley was a child abuser - ElectricLit - Guardian
not sure why it took me six years to find out about this
Julian Smith and Northern Ireland - RTE
"During his 204 days, all three strands of the Good Friday Agreement improved and one of the festering elements of Brexit was resolved."
why are Hindu nationalists trying to politicise food - biryani, even? - Scroll
sometimes the Ofsted school inspection system seems broken - EduContrarianBlog
a look at Trump support in one Pennsylvania county - PoliticalResearch [via Cosma]
is Switzerland a model for UK bus services? - Guardian
rethinking the nuclear family - Atlantic
the challenges of decarbonising industrial heat - Vox [via Cosma]
an overview of the science of autism - Nature
a deep, philosophical look at elementary mathematics - Arithmetic [my review]
outdoor adventures for children within an hour of Oxford - Medium
if the news is too depressing, start thinking about dropped kerbs and modal filtering instead - Guardian [via @helenpidd]
a guide to the Irish general election - ProgressivePulse
an account of our four days in Tokyo last year - WanderingDanny
will 2019-nCoV become a fifth endemic human coronavirus? - STAT
Utrecht plans 12,000 resident car-free development - Dutch Review
in contrast, Oxford's Barton Park will house 2,000 people on a site 50% bigger, with easy car access but horrible cycling
the rich had a lot of freedom in Victorian England: the incestuous lesbian poet "Michael Field" - LennyLetter
a public health approach to violent crime? - GregFell [via @felly500]
update: city Circulation Plans, from Groningen to Ghent - Oxford Blog
to reduce greenhouse emissions, worry about what you eat, not where it comes from - OurWorldInData
"Ending the Reading Wars: Reading Acquisition From Novice to Expert" - Psychological Science in the Public Interest
the best introduction I've found to the current science of reading
the next 11 months of Brexit negotiations explained (funny, but not funny) - Politics
a shortage of housing is not the primary driver of UK house prices - Mainly Macro
the UK government is all steam ahead with "f**k business" - Guardian
Canberra: out of the smoke and into the hail - Guardian
HS2: "hard to determine whether there will be any [regional] economic benefits" from £100+ billion project - Guardian
walking and cycling are more fun than teleporting! - @NWurban
how Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo is curbing cars and increasing cycling - Curbed
behavioural pseudoscience: Surrounded by Idiots - Medium
almost exactly one household in three in Oxford has no car - NomisWeb [(2011 census)]
reading at age seven: an update - Oxford Blog
"Is it possible to escape the home-ownership fetish?" - Economist
character-centered short stories by an Argentinian master - The Scent of Buenos Aires [my review]

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Danny Yee