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March 2016

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the UK's housing crisis can be fixed by improving tenants' rights - LongShort
advances in sphere-packing: E₈ and the Leech lattice proven optimal - Quanta
a tragi-comic existentialist novel
Moscow Stations dannyreviews.com/h/Moscow_Stations.html my review
some thoughts on teaching mathematics - Oxford Blog
Sustainable Solutions for UK Cities - Urban Transport Without the Hot Air [my review]
new immigration rules will worsen the UK's teacher shortage - Guardian
corporate profits in the US are too high: "Why have returns on capital risen almost everywhere?" - Economist
evidence for a Bronze Age battle in northern Europe involving thousands - ScienceMag
trashing the UK's state school system will enable a few people to make a fast buck - Guardian
Malcolm Turnbull is the prefect who just stands by while the school bullies grind their victim's face into the dirt - WritingInShadows
the rise of American authoritarianism - Vox
running concentration camps is expensive - Guardian
a backgrounder on why the Institute for Fiscal Studies is so respected - Guardian
Rhodes Must Fall and institutional racism in Britain - Guardian
arthropod, tetrapod and cephalapod limb anatomies - Pharyngula
inflicting stupidly rigid testing on children, to browbeat teachers and schools - Rosen
Israel's drift towards fascism - NYRB
selfish people insist on being able to rat-run through London parks - Guardian
a novel of Ottoman Bosnia - The Fortress [my review]
Tory austerity: taking £30/week from the poorest and most vulnerable - Canary
Kostler's original Darkness at Noon! - NYRB
underfunded schools cut past tense from language teaching - Onion
Hermann Weyl on group theory, architecture, biology, and philosophy - Symmetry [my review]
a revival of the Early Anthropogenic Hypothesis? - RealClimate
don't call children beautiful, cute or gorgeous - SBS
some background on the UK's place in the EU - RichardCorbett
William Thurston on the poverty of mathematical education - arXiv
sadly, all still true a quarter of a century on
there's an IUCN newsletter devoted to wild pigs, peccaries and hippos - Sites
the limitations of randomised control trials - ProjectSyndicate
the custodian of forgotten books - NYer - Neglected
Pushkin's Second Wife and Other Micronovels [my review]
the United States have been reorganised - xkcd
12yo Palestinian girl imprisoned for 4 months, after being detained and interrogated without family or a lawyer - B'Tselem
a half-way decent looking "100 books for children" list - TES
(though the "all children should read" bit is nonsense, as usual)
how Gates and Zuckerberg experiment on schoolchildren - NYROB
how long and how great was the (Western European) 12th century? - TORCH
the human face of the Syrian refugee exodus - Guardian
judge claims three year olds can understand immigration law and represent themselves in court - WP
a great rant about website obesity - IdleWords
"pages on text-based websites should not exceed in size the major works of Russian literature"
the US is a giant tax haven - Economist
out-of-school programs teach students real mathematics - Atlantic
"to think about math conceptually and use that as a tool to predict, explore, and explain the world... a dearth of rote learning"
Coventry's twinning with Volgograd, seventy years on - Guardian
a nice profile of mathematician Michael Atiyah - Quanta
Complicated Stuff in Simple Words - Thing Explainer [my review]
mass cycling doesn't mean everyone cycles, it means everyone has the option to - AsEasyAsRiding
how widespread is cheating in professional bridge? - NYer
museums are closed across northern England, while London gets an outrageously expensive "garden bridge" - Guardian
a fascinating idea, but it also seems more than a little dystopian - NYer
"AltSchool embeds fish-eye lenses in the walls of its classrooms, capturing every word, action, and interaction, for potential analysis."
a novel about a Jewish-Palestinian love affair is banned from Israeli schools - Guardian
"considerations about preserving the identity of the nation and the significance of assimilation"
the politics of language diversity in Bangladesh - OUP

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