Danny Yee

Pathologically Polymathic (Blog)

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Last update: 13 April 2021 (RSS, twitter, Facebook)

£100 million a year would ensure every UK primary school has a proper library - BookTrust
cycling injury risk in Britain: a case-crossover study - Accident Analysis & Prevention - Environ. Res. Public Health - Vimeo
France bans domestic flights that are under 2.5 hours by train - Reuters
doesn't cover that many routes (5-10%), but it's a start
cycling infrastructure empowers women - Guardian
"In the Netherlands and Copenhagen, 55% of journeys by bike are made by women"
a proof of the Erdős-Faber-Lovász hypergraph colouring conjecture - Quanta
England infection rate down to 0.2% (March 11-30), but 0.4% in primary-age children... - REACT/Imperial
there are 300 million e-bikes in China - and 50,000 manufacturers - Bloomberg
restraining car dominance is key to sustainable transport post-Covid - LabourList
the biggest threat to the EU is the rule of law crisis in Poland and Hungary - Encompass
"The electoral autocracies that have emerged in Budapest and Warsaw have not only dismantled judicial independence and fundamental rule of law principles at home, they have also taken to brazenly defying EU law and to attacking central pillars of the EU legal order."
death in the time of covid - Guardian
"These days, all they really want is to avoid hospital. They hope to die at home."
Johnson fits into a long history of prime ministers who are lazy charlatans - Unherd
the UK government's "racism report" is historically illiterate - Guardian
independent schools in the US seem even more out of touch with reality than UK ones - Atlantic
veteran Hong Kong activists face jail for 2019 protests - Yahoo
driving around ancient Pompeii - World Archaeology
what are low traffic neighbourhoods for? - Red Pepper
Decisive Moments in the History of Christianity - Turning Points [my review]
for cities to reach net-zero, cycling is 10x more important than electric cars - Conversation
the divide between US and European e-bike (pedelec) speed and power restrictions - Verge
insulting the Polish president? up to three years in prison - Notes from Poland
Josep Pla's stories of the north Catalan coast - Salt Water [my review]
B.1.1.7 does seem to be relatively more infectious among children - medrxiv [via @SarahDRasmussen]
some printed travel guides are surviving the Internet age - Guardian
Papua New Guinea is at risk of a Covid catastrophe - ABC
"Promoting active travel should be a cornerstone of strategies to meet net zero carbon targets, particularly in urban areas" - Transportation Research Part D
an Oxford road-safety film from 1953 - BFI
20min silent black and white film of Oxford (Uni) in 1928 - BFI
why I explained what a Grothendieck prime is to my daughter - Oxford Blog
nine principles for teaching mathematics - Mathigon
how Europe and the United States lost against Covid - NYmag
snowflakes try to cancel examination of Churchill's less pleasant aspects - Guardian
Australia's history of apartheid in Papua New Guinea - PNGblogs
using a laser to generate true random numbers at 250Tb/s - Science [via Schneier]
will the UK temporally disengage from the EU as well? - Wired
Toronto opts for sustainable and affordable over high-tech - Guardian
positive results from a Californian universal basic income trial - Atlantic
Daily Mail owner buys New Scientist - Guardian
they promise editorial independence and no sharing of content...
the strangeness of Italian power plugs and voltages - @tech963
blow up that junction! my history with low traffic neighbourhoods - Oxford Blog
the Uyghur Genocide: China's breaches of the Genocide Convention - Newlines

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Danny Yee