Danny Yee

Pathologically Polymathic (Blog)

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

Last update: 15 February 2024 (RSS, twitter, Facebook)

visiting Sydney: some thoughts on public transport - Oxford Blog
"an accessible overview of one of the most mysterious of ancient urban cultures" - Indus [my review]
the decipherment of the Herculaneum papyri - Nature
Cyclists and autonomous vehicles at odds - AI & Society
"priorities for AI-enabled mobility and cyclist needs be advanced in proportion to the extent that they contribute to societal goals of urban containment, public realm, and proximal cities"
single-sex schooling and educational performance - BERJ
"after controlling... we find... no significant difference in performance for girls or boys who attend single-sex schools compared to their mixed-school peers in science, mathematics or reading"
why are women so good at chess? - Proceedings of the Royal Society B [PDF]
"96 per cent of the observed difference would be expected given the much greater number of men who play chess. There is little left for biological or cultural explanations to account for"
a good summary of Sydney's housing and transport challenges - ABC
it needs to be legal to advertise infant formula - Iceland
misogyny and feminism are behind South Korea's startlingly low birth rate - Atlantic
social cohesion in Britain and Japan - Equality Trust
Sweden, Norway and the Netherlands have committed to Vision Zero - Action Vision Zero
tools to achieve it include traffic reduction, speed reduction, and other safer infrastructure changes
congestion in cities: is road capacity expansion a solution? - Science Direct
"increasing network capacity is in general not an efficient solution to manage congestion, in the sense that the average travel speed in the network does not increase substantially with an increase in capacity"
a meeting with some of Oxford's bell-ringers - Oxford Sausage
increased risk of a California megastorm/megaflood with global heating - Weather West
why Australian cities keep laying "hot" black asphalt - ABC
should temperature be defined in terms of entropy (as Joules/bit)? - arXiv
properly regulated, electric cars are at lower risk of fires than petrol and diesel ones - Conversation
"A 2023 report by the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency found vehicles powered by internal combustion engines were 20 times more likely to catch fire than electric vehicles"
the Oxfordshire section of the Conservative "blue wall" could come tumbling down at the next election - Oxford Clarion
Elon Musk versus the Swedish employer-union bargaining system - Guardian
stop weaponising anti-semitism - Harvard Crimson
the debates over the introduction of the house sparrow to the United States - Audubon
packing the plane with discs of three sizes - arXiv
how big a table does one need for a jigsaw puzzle? - arXiv
winners from the Royal Society's 2023 photo competition - Royal Society
our footways are falling into (the) cracks - Oxford Blog
Oxfordshire County Council needs to make someone responsible for them
the strange ideas of the great biologist Bill Hamilton - Prospect [via Bactra]
not one bank branch left in the Peak District?! - Guardian
some radical examples of UK NIMBYism - Not Quite Everything
death and funerary practices in urban China - Guardian
an interview with the people behind Lambeth's kerbside strategy - Urban Health
contraflow cycling across Europe - ECF
do your city's corners belong to cars or to people? - Social Life
some very counter-intuitive things happen in higher dimensions - Stanislav Fort
Hoboken has taken Vision Zero seriously - Bloomberg
how migration has been weaponised, commercialised, and politicised - Guardian
parking policy reforms are needed for sustainable transport - Transport Planning Society
the case for cargo cycles for business logistics - Cycling Electric
the history and future of Paris' Boulevarde Peripherique - Fabric of Paris
results from another large "basic income" trial - Vox
"so many people who used to work for wages instead started businesses that there was less competition for wage work, and overall wages rose as a result"
huge demand for air-conditioning in India - Guardian

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Danny Yee