Danny Yee

Pathologically Polymathic (Blog)

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

Last update: 29 May 2015 (RSS, twitter, Facebook)

Maya Lin on the making of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial - NYROB
(I hadn't known she was an unknown undergraduate who won the public design competition.)
Australia takes money from science, research; funds small business coffee machines instead - Bloomberg
why some kids go to prison and others go to college - Alternet
a nice foreword (free PDF) introduces Erasmus and The Praise of Folly - PUP
tech perspectives on screen time vs play time - Guardian
a survey of the benefits of coffee - NYT
Homeschoolers Anonymous: from apologetics to debunking - DailyBeast
mapping the ocean's viruses - Quanta
"the Tara Oceans survey leaves Sullivan confident that the total number of ocean viruses will only be in the thousands"
break into a house, smash up a crib holding a baby - no offence if you do it using a car - StreetsBlog
Roko's basilisk, akrasia and acausal trades - Slate - LessWrong [via Cosma]
how successful was the Eastern European transition to capitalism? - GlobalInequality [via Cosma] - ForeignAffairs
an accessible overview of systematics + biology - Dinosaurs: A Concise Natural History [my review]
forget cycle lanes, some towpaths have duck lanes - TreeHugger
Taleb versus Pinker: fat tails and violent warfare - Medium
the importance of visual priority for cycle paths - AltDeptForTransport
black swans and climate change - ThenTheresPhysics
"the parameter space for unexpected events having a damaging impact is significantly greater than for positive impacts"
poverty taxes the mind; scarcity begets scarcity - HarvardMag
it was Winston Churchill who pushed for the European Convention on Human Rights - Guardian
lead poisoning in the US: a political and scientific scandal - NYROB
not only should pre-school not be like school, school shouldn't be like school - Slate
Hope Mirrlees' striking 1926 fantasy novel - Lud-in-the-Mist [my review]
The University of Oxford: A New History [my review]
ten books that changed my life - Oxford Blog
giraffes are not a cycling hazard in the UK, thankfully - Road
debates over the use of computers in mathematics - Quanta
London has roads where a 4-year-old can cycle safely! - @BikesAndBabies
what a real cycling network looks like - ViewFromCyclePath
the different histories of cycling in the UK and the Netherlands - ScienceDirect
~200 years for Greenland warming events to reach Antarctica - RealClimate
Werfel's Musa Dagh: the epic of a genocide - NYROB
Assange pans a book on Snowden - Newsweek
Dutch drivers are just as bad as British ones - AsEasyAsRiding
linguistic and genetic evidence for Australian baobab history - Conversation - PLOSONE
my response to the Oxford local transport plan consultation - Wandering [PDF]
a life's work translating The Plum in the Golden Vase - NYROB
new evidence on the ecology and evolution of dragons - Nature 2015 [via Cosma] - Nature 1976 [PDF]
the UK Foreign Office has deficient Russian and Arabic skills - Independent
visiting academics can't do extended fieldwork without losing the right to UK residence - Times
using genomics and tryptophan to date early events in the history of life - Quanta
will the UK finally do something about air pollution? - Telgraph

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