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May 2019

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How Bronze-Age Riders from the Eurasian Steppes Shaped the Modern World - The Horse, The Wheel, and Language [my review]
fossil fuels are underpriced by $5 trillion - 6% of global GDP - Vox
Hollywood's individualism failed to do justice to George R.R. Martin's sociological storytelling - Scientific American
to halt the depression epidemic, cure the ills of society - Psychreg
extensive hybridization in the big cat family tree - Quanta
meet the Brexit Party's MEP candidates: a detailed run-through - Medium
what the European Parliament actually does, and why it matters - Politics
an argument for "early, direct, and sequential" teaching of vocabulary - AFT
a visit to East Java's Ijen crater (I went here in 1994, though not down into the crater itself) - DPReview
the Oxford Reading Spree conference - my first attempt at a twitter thread! - Twitter
Irish history is not simple, and trying to make it so is a bad mistake - Guardian
Old Javanese makes an appearance on xkcd! - xkcd
the anti-NHS "Institute for Economic Affairs" think tank is secretly funded by Big Tobacco - Independent
when pictures tell a thousand stories: wordless picturebooks for all ages - Federation of Children's Book Groups [PDF via @librarymice]
"gender mainstreaming" in shaping Vienna - Guardian
my analysis of the European elections in the UK South East region - Oxford Blog
a tiny bit of German: some early foreign language exposure - Oxford Blog
"urge and merge", or how not to get mass cycling - Oxford Blog
the Palace of Westminster is full of vermin - Bloomberg
not only have UK schools had funding cut, they now have to fill in for other social services - BBC
"Of Streets and Squares" - free book on what makes public spaces work - The London Society
controversies over paleogenomics - NYT
(to be sorted out with more data and new studies)
the Boeing 737 Max: trying to shift hardware into a new niche using software - IEEE Spectrum
the challenges of cooling the London Underground - Ian Visits
a likely Denisovan jawbone from Tibet - Atlantic
the UK is trialling a "Voter ID" system that is basically a vote suppression scheme - Politics
the conspiracy to kill the IE6 web browser - Chris Zacharias
Brussels goes after motor traffic - CityLab
"systematically banishing anything but emergency and delivery vehicles from a large network of streets and squares that are not just central, but axial"
I've build myself a new desktop computer - Oxford Blog

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