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February 2019

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shingles can do lasting damage - ScienceNews
my musical history - OxfordBlog
new cars may be getting speed-limiters and black boxes - CarltonReid
I'm not sure Oxford's current planning for cycling is as good as Delft's forty years ago... - BicycleDutch [via @BicycleDutch]
The Overheated Arc: a critical analysis of the Cambridge-Oxford "growth corridor" - SmartGrowthUK [PDF]
"The proposals for the Arc and Expressway have been developed by a small clique in Whitehall without reference to those most affected. The plans are vague, unsustainable, uncosted and hugely damaging to the environment."
economic inequality induces high-intensity parenting - WP
how a mathematics paper was published with first author "Anonymous 4chan Poster" - Quanta
the secret history of women in coding - NYT
in the 1950s and 1960s, "employers simply looked for candidates who were logical, good at math and meticulous"
Betty Ballantine helped make science fiction and fantasy mainstream - Smithsonian
in five years, the UK automotive industry will be where Australia's was a year ago - News
Donald Appleyard's insight: cars kill relationships and communities (as well as killing people) - Vimeo
some background on tailings dam failures - Reuters
a global history perspective on "Western Art Music" - Musicology
Russian social media warfare tries to undermine vaccination: is the entire Enlightenment a target? - BBC
why does it fall to a backbencher to point out the obvious on Brexit? - Twitter
"the behaviour of a 3 year old threatening to hold their breath if they don't get the toy they want"
a cheery Valentine's day tweet from the Department for Works and Pensions - Twitter
the Dutch realise autonomous vehicles won't work with bicycles in urban centres - Guardian
the education secretary who introduced GCSEs now thinks they should be abolished - TES
children's books and text complexity metrics - Oxford Blog
Brexit will bring a slow but steady pilfering of British industry - Guardian
a "clean" Brexit is likely to be really dirty - Monbiot
the sum-product problem: another unsolved problem whose statement six year olds can understand - Quanta
have the wowsers won the struggle over Internet censorship? - EnGadget
peel things back and the US Navy doesn't look so impressive... - NavyTimes
walking to school: Sydney in 1977, Oxford in 2018 - Oxford Blog
modern weather forecasts are stunningly accurate - Atlantic [via Cosma]
am I ever going to get to walk the Overland Track and see the Walls of Jerusalem? - Guardian
Google's AlphaFold beats rivals at protein structure prediction - Mohammed AlQuraishi
"direct minimization of the predicted energy function, using gradient descent, is sufficient to yield a high accuracy fold"
Britain received more Marshall Aid than Germany, but used it trying to maintain the Empire, instead of for industrial investment - BBC
a cycle path alongside HS2 would deliver greater returns than HS2 itself - Guardian
"At least I can leave. At least I can leave." - Crooked Timber
the third most discriminatory regime in the world - 972mag
"in the event of no deal my rights fall away on 29 March 2019. I then have a stark choice: my husband or my mother" - RightsInfo

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