Danny Yee

Pathologically Polymathic (Blog)

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

Last update: 22 August 2016 (RSS, twitter, Facebook)

100 Days in 1945 that Changed Asia and the World - End of Empire [my review]
Korean short stories about aging and being old - Lonesome You [my review]
life and death in Hebron - Guardian
a nice graphical presentation of worldwide shipping routes - ShipMap
OECD comparisons show how clearly US healthcare is failing - VisualCapitalist
Arthur Ransome's Swallows and Amazons had a Syrian connection - BBC
grouse moors illustrate how the rich simply buy laws, public opinion, and subsidies - Monbiot
the Department for Transport doesn't really do walking or cycling - AsEasyAsRiding
surely "High Visibility Burqa" is actually a statement about car-centric transport policy? - Bloomberg
a political murder mystery in 1871 St Petersburg - Harlequin's Costume [my review]
is Switzerland prepared to accept lower growth to get fewer foreigners? - Guardian
current debates over physics and the philosophy of time - Quanta
"Stop. Using. Periods. Period." - WP
a lovely walk in the Chilterns: Pulpit Hill and Ninn Wood - OxfordBlog
can we import some Danish children's tv along with the crime thrillers? - Economist
real-world experience with job guarantees: Argentina's _Jefes_ program - NEP [via @tristramwyatt]
macroeconomics: do Dynamic Stochastic General Equilibrium models have a future? - PIIE [PDF via Cosma]
Kurya women in Tanzania marry one another to protect property rights - MarieClaire
informed speculation as to what went wrong with the Aus census - Twitter
the evidence is clear: grammar schools decrease social mobility - BBC
humpback whales rescue other mammals from orcas - MNN - MarineMammalScience
a retired vicar is refusing to pay council tax as a protest - Guardian
sports drinks and the "hydration industry" are a scam - MotherJones
45-year study shows low exercise/aerobic capacity is the biggest mortality risk for men after smoking - MedNewsToday [via @dnunan79]
25% of men and 40% of women in the UK have no household car or no driving license - Poverty
and they are shut out by a transport system that is almost entirely car-centric
Samuel Richardson and the modern novel - NYer
Squid and Owl, a biophilosophical comic - Tapastic [via]
the complexities of Faraday Cages - SIAM
in a safe environment, cyclists dump their helmets - AsEasyAsRiding
a fantastic introduction to classical Chinese poetry (in a new edition) - A Little Primer of Tu Fu [my review]
British + US weapons (cluster bombs) used in Yemen on "markets, medical centres, warehouses, factories and mosques" - Economist [via Pete]
"Since the bombardment began in March 2015, Saudi Arabia has spent £2.8 billion on British arms, making it Britain's largest arms market"
the Dutch conquered Britain in 1688, successful propaganda to the contrary notwithstanding - Independent
paper coffee cups aren't recyclable - BBC
Norway is thinking of giving Finland a mountain - Guardian
the cycle signage on the A43 may be the scariest thing I've seen in the UK - SingleTrack
with no cyclepath at all, cyclists are expected to share a 70mph dual carriageway with a constant stream of big trucks
other media get it right, but Times, BBC, and New Scientist report failed trial as successful - BenGoldacre
even with massive government subsidies, nuclear power may not be viable in the UK - Guardian
contact, understanding, idolatry, jihad, halal - Buddhism and Islam on the Silk Road [my review]
The Manchurian Candidate: is Donald Trump a Russian proxy? - TPM
academies: stealth privatisation of the UK's education system - Guardian

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