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May 2017

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if a "bad deal" is expensive tickets, long delays + poor customer service, "no deal" would be an actual train crash - CER
a monument to the anonymous peer reviewer - Guardian
The Ancient Art of Landfinding in the Pacific - We, the Navigators [my review]
IFS analysis shows the Conservative proposals would cut school funding by 2.8% in real terms - Guardian
culture clash: escaped Australian convicts reach Japan in 1803 - Guardian
the financial differences between party manifestos are insignificant compared to Brexit... - Independent
a far greater danger to our living standards than policies on tuition fees, nationalisation, energy prices, social care, etc.
"the overall evidence for a causal association between air pollution and Autism SD is increasingly compelling" - PubMed
a nice application of causal graph analysis to multiple exposure windows
maps of the road-building Oxford averted - Bodleian
Britain's worst cycle lanes - Anorak
8 cats that changed Russian culture - RBTH
the history of free movement (and citizenship) in the UK - LSE
the Daily Mail: "the drunken lout at a party who can't get anyone to like him" - LRB
how the UK enabled Libyan extremists to fight Gaddafi - MiddleEastEye
The Singular Story of English Spelling - Spell It Out [my review]
do ocean dynamics 5 million years ago explain why whales got so big? - ScienceMag - PRS B
the UK is cheap: £390k will buy an industry "unprecedented support" - Guardian
regressive or progressive? an analysis of the proposed Conservative social care policy - PolicySketchbook
Hungary's war on education - NYROB
UK success with trade policy will need hard work, collaboration, openness, and focus - InstForGov [via @davidallengreen]
(so we're basically screwed, given Westminster's track record here)
the Conservative immigration policy is simply incoherent - Standard
the biggest innovation in transport in the last decade? - WEForum
six fireflies beeping randomly in a jar - NYT
pygolampidocracy would be "government by fireflies"
Germany, India and child marriage - VerfassungsBlog
is the UK going to retain access to the EU Schengen Information System? - Guardian
people who read have better interpersonal skills - IFLscience
bringing back grammars means bringing back secondary moderns... - Guardian
three of Walter de la Mare's short stories - Missing [my review]
Triple Talaq and the Indian constitution - Hindu
back in the 1850s, Victorian gentlemen could negotiate a trade deal in a month - @davidallengreen
the implications of Brexit for UK science - Prospect PDF
(but wishful thinking that we might be able to keep the EMA, or reverse the decision to leave Euratom)
Britain is still a world-class manufacturer of outrage - FlyingRodent [via @dsquaredigest]
end free movement into London! - NewStatesman
a look at intergenerational unfairness in the UK - Coppola
the negative externalities of government-created parking - MarketUrbanism [via @AlternativeDfT]
ten everyday phrases that come from printing - MentalFloss
the UK should consider some serious down-sizing... - OxfordBlog
air pollution and dementia - ScienceMag
one day driving motor vehicles in urban areas may be as popular as smoking in crowded rooms
sharing science through picture books - NCSU [via Visible]
Italy negotiates vastly better tax deal with Google than the UK - Twitter
dangerous bacteria and viruses are reviving from the permafrost - BBC
strawman arguments against a universal basic income - VoxEU
a different perspective on Jane Austen - LitHub
concrete examples of Article 50 challenges in protecting citizens rights - Europa
children who appear to be naughty rarely are - PsychToday [via JanetLansbury]
how the Suez Crisis affected UK newspapers - BBC
sprightly review of a "dry and dutiful" biography of Theresa May - LRB
May just wants to look like a fighter, doesn't care about actually winning? - Twitter
Brexit: "The problem is that the British government is drunk" - Politics
Brexit negotiations will be nasty, brutish and potentially short - IrishTimes
the Juncker-May dinner was something of a disaster: "10 times more sceptical than before" - Twitter

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