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December 2018

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the UK government is giving £14 million to a shell company with no assets, for no-deal Brexit "ferry services" - Guardian - Facebook
Ghent University opts out of the rat race - UGent [via @ruawall]
the UK government is stirring xenophobia with "boat people" rhetoric - @ColinYeo1
the wrongness of "one size fits all" education - NPR [via VisibleChild]
Sylvia Pankhurst received an Ethiopian state funeral - Guardian
analysis of Mexican genomes reveals some of the region's untold histories - ScienceMag
the United States has betrayed the Kurds again - Atlantic
allow six year olds to vote? - Guardian
How Cycling Can Save the World/Economy - Bike Nation + Bikenomics [my review]
the economic case for unions (in the United States) - Bloomberg
Bangladesh's economic success - Nikkei
it takes the six biggest selling science fiction and fantasy authors to match Agatha Christie's sales - MarkLawrence [via @j4]
is Indonesia using white phosphorus weapons in West Papua? - SaturdayPaper
teenagers should "choose sleep over homework in order to improve their stress levels and grades" - ScaryMommy
how the Guardian migrated its backend database from Mongo to Postgres - Guardian - Reddit
give money to the homeless directly and unconditionally - NewStatesman
Indonesia hit by tsunami from Anak Krakatau - Forbes
how the BBC has failed in its duty to inform - Byline
forget the STEM obsession, career "success is based on being self-motivated, being sociable, and working well with others" - TeacherTom [via VisibleChild]
Jacqueline Wilson reviews Rumer Godden's _An Episode of Sparrows_ - Spectator
Putin gives the UK advice on the meaning of "democracy" - Guardian
(I had to check several times to convince myself this wasn't a spoof!)
Alberto Manguel on breaking up his 35,000 book collection - ABC
a $1.6 billion freeway brings some people slightly shorter commutes - NYT
"he leaves his office after 7pm, to miss the worst of rush hour, and it takes about 75 minutes to go 15 miles, which he said saved him 15 minutes"
smartphones are worse for children than television - Conversation
teachers in Texas are required to make an Israeli loyalty pledge?! - Intercept
mathematics history should be central to mathematics education - Medium [via @Mathgarden]
Indian MP jailed for role in 1984 massacres - Guardian
sustained demonstrations in Budapest against Orban's government - NYT
a citizens assembly on Brexit would be a great idea (though it should really have been convened three years ago, it's a bit late now) - Guardian
Ivan Rogers offers nine Brexit lessons - Liverpool
"it is Britain's unique ignorance that makes Britain so boring" - Politico
learning chess, at 4 and 40 - Nautilus
the US, the UK and Saudi Arabia are starving millions of people to death - NYT [via @blazing]
a second EU referendum would be complex - Guardian
"A chemistry professor at Lund University dispatched a team of mercenaries into an Islamic State war zone to free one of her doctoral students and his family." - TheLocal
let's do it Oxford! civilising the city centre - Movement and the Public Realm (Phil Jones)
nine cases show how genomics is changing modern medicine - Genomic Quirks: The Search for Spelling Errors
by far the nicest set of early readers I've found - Walker Stories [my review]
a Christmas present for me and Helen, Satyamurti's retelling of the Mahabharata - AndrewLogan
the Stansted 15 are heroes, not terrorists - Guardian
a Dutch evaluation of cycling in Copenhagen - BicycleDutch
squeezing the British education system to the edge of "scandalous failure" - TES
we need to work out how to improve well-being without increasing GDP - ForeignPolicy
UK schools hide how religions are "multifarious, complex, social phenomena" - Religions - Secularism
"Cars are becoming as big of a threat to the climate as coal-fired power" - NewRepublic
trying to save the UK's lost footpaths: a 2026 deadline for rights-of-way - Guardian
China's social credit surveillance system extends across Europe, GDPR notwithstanding - Medium
the UK's future may hinge on the fate of Standing Order 24B - Politics
the great insect die-off - Guardian
we've sorted out smoking, when are we going to take on traffic? - SubversiveSuburbanite
don't abandon picturebooks for graded readers and chapter books! - PublishersWeekly
H.W. Bush: the overlooked president - Slate

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