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August 2017

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D'Aulaires' and Atticus - Greek myths for children [my review]
Germany's north-south divide - Economist
vale Brian Aldiss - Guardian
integrating physical activity into everyday life works, planned (or bribed) exercise doesn't: build cycle paths instead - Sky
only with truly bizarre assumptions can Brexit be made to seem good for the UK economy - UKTPO
Cambridge University Press censors 300 journal articles for China - Guardian
the UK government is still negotiating Brexit with the domestic media (and itself) - @davidallengreen
how Gaiman and Pratchett came to write Good Omens - BBC
The Prehistory and Internal Relationships of Australian Languages - Academia
Robert Graves on Greek myth, is he all bad? - Memorabilia Antonina
a short Chilterns walk: Studley Green to Piddington return - OxfordBlog
there is no substance at all to the UK's proposals for the Irish border - Politics - Guardian
how the apple conquered the world - ScienceMag
the UK government still has no coherent plan for customs post-Brexit - Politics
any meta-argument about Godwin's Law will inevitably descend into a debate about the pronunciation of "gif" - @sfmnemonic
authoritative parenting explained - ParentingScience
"women in engineering/computing" viewed as a quality control problem - CrookedTimber
the possibilities for a UK-EU trade agreement - IIEA [PDF]
the Swedish-Norwegian border as a model for Ireland? - IrishTimes
could a city of 5 million operate with no cars and no mass transit? - Guardian
UK residents remember Partition - BBC
was it the marketing of personal computers that halted the pre-1985 rise in women doing computer science? - NPR
by 2070 the Indus + Ganges valleys may face heatwaves fatal without airconditioning - ScienceMag
US universities now discriminate against women, in favour of men - Vox
entitlement and affirmative action in Texas university entry - Jezebel
"To be against affirmative action, you have to be some combination of dumb, selfish, or deeply indoctrinated."
is the smartphone making a generation unhappy? - Atlantic
"There's not a single exception. All screen activities are linked to less happiness, and all nonscreen activities are linked to more happiness."
we need fewer cars in cities, going electric is not going to be enough - Guardian
another example of the stupidly hostile (and just stupid) UK immigration system in action - Guardian
ctenophores and the evolution of nervous systems - Aeon
Denmark sees huge socioeconomic returns from building cycling infrastructure - CyclingIndustry
little girls racing big horses in Mongolia - AlJazeera
Russia is back to persecuting those who want to reveal Stalin's crimes - Guardian
get transport planning out of the grip of the car - Guardian
a preschool inside a nursing home - Atlantic
a nice-looking new Ramayana version for children - Scroll - TimesOfIndia
Australian backyards are vanishing - Conversation
all the disadvantages of suburbia without the advantages
British tourists think stealing from hotels is acceptable - Guardian

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