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April 2016

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UFOs are still handled by Westminster, not Wales - BBC
I visit another of Oxford's private preparatory schools - OxfordBlog
most pre-school craft production is a waste of time - NYmag
the UK cuts capital gains tax, in a £600 million a year handout to the country's richest
http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/mar/27/john-mcdonnell-osborne-capital-gains-tax-cut-gives-richest-population
1.25 million Britons living in destitution - Independent
The Adventures of Alexander von Humboldt, the Lost Hero of Science - The Invention of Nature [my review]
even conservatives realise Gove is bonkers about raising standards by making exams harder - ConservativeWoman
what's really going on in Brazil: Rousseff's impeachment - Guardian
"Brazil's elite political and media classes are toying with the mechanics of democracy"
as a first step, just ban the burning of coal - Krugman
examples of non-orientable manifolds in nature - MathOverflow [via @divbyzero]
short fiction, poetry, criticism - Azalea: Journal of Korean Literature & Culture [my review]
how Copenhagen reshaped itself for cycling - IrishTimes
"For each project a simple litmus test was applied: would you be happy letting your child cycle there?"
passports reveal the stories of Jewish refugees - CollectorsWeekly
is Boots' drive for profits a threat to public health? - Guardian
The Polyhedron Formula and the Birth of Topology - Euler's Gem [my review]
what it's like to be a drone target - Independent
the UK has a church problem - Apollo
"16,000 committees, 16,000 separate systems of fundraising and finance, 16,000 different approaches to maintenance and repair"
the dark side of online comments: "of the 10 most abused writers eight are women, and the two men are black" - Guardian
fifty psychological and psychiatric terms to avoid: inaccurate, misleading, misused, ambiguous or confused - Frontiers
new bamboo-slip manuscripts force a rethink of the ancient Chinese canon - NYROB
a comparison of tax-paying in Sweden and the United States - Vox
(I think property taxes are a good idea, though)
why is the Netherlands bucking the trend on obesity? - DW
this is what passes for a "Cycle Superhighway" in London - @hackneycyclist
Igor Stravinsky's last interview - NYROB
Pakistan's army goes into the Punjab - NYROB
some sanity: the UK drops "baseline assessments" of four year olds - TES
Narnia through a Hindu lens - Mantle
the UK's education system is in the hands of people who think they know what they are doing but don't - Guardian
a nice collection of reviews of children's books - StorySnug
AlphaGo took a radically different approach to DeepBlue - Quanta
better modelling of Antarctic ice-sheet contributions to sea-level rise - Nature
explaining how "global mean sea level has been 6–9 metres higher as recently as the Last Interglacial (130-115 thousand years ago)"
UK teachers may boycott age-inappropriate testing - TES
bash for windows! - Verge
for women, short hair is a political statement - NewStatesman
backgrounder on the Zika virus - OUPblog
Danny Dorling on Restoring Oxford as the UK's Cycling Capital - YouTube

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