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May 2020

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anti-Muslim fake news in India looks just like medieval anti-Semitism - ThePrint
Migration Histories of the Medieval Afroeurasian Transition Zone - Brill [free download]
the UK government is going to screw up contact tracing too - Guardian
how one US museum has avoided layoffs - ArtNet
South Korea delays some school reopenings because of a (workplace) Covid-19 flareup - KoreaHerald
meanwhile, UK schools are pushed to start wider opening
a graduate student proves the Conway knot is not slice - Quanta
two books on air pollution - The Invisible Killer + Clearing the Air [my review]
avoid crowded and unventilated indoor spaces with people talking; wear a face mask - Atlantic
creativity and mathematics: art, software, music and more - Imaginary
why food delivery companies lose money - NYMag [via Cosma]
Boccaccio on the coronavirus pandemic - BostonReview
East Asia's success with SARS-Cov-2 will reinforce its economic might - AsiaTimes
From Brexit to Covid: A Very British Debacle - NYROB
Decoding the Ancestry of the English - The Origins of the Anglo-Saxons [my review]
Arnhem: another sad example of British military incompetence - NYROB
a backgrounder on recent politics in Ethiopia and the Horn of Africa - SIPRI [30 page PDF]
Munich shifts to open source - again - ZDNet [via @phaseit]
how "yellow filter" in American films negatively stereotypes countries - MatadorNetwork
how Kerala has tackled Covid-19 - Guardian
public health is one area where communism really does shine
Iceland stops hunting whales: watching them is more profitable - Forbes
exercise, don't just wash your hands and clap the NHS - JSportHealthScience - Guardian
"COVID-19 is a wake-up call, a tocsin, to the world to focus on primary prevention countermeasures."
the real Lord of the Flies: nothing like Golding's vision - Guardian
the French settle the most important question about covid 19 - AcademieFrancaise
surviving Covid-19: "Many people will be left with chronic kidney and heart problems. Even their neural system is disrupted." - Science
Air France told not to compete with rail (as part of bailout) - RailJournal
a historian on British exceptionalism - HistoryWorkshop
a spiralling Taiwanese exploration of memory and history - The Stolen Bicycle [my review]
GOTO implemented in python! - GitHub
celebrating and labelling accidental urban flora - Guardian
the car: "a pathogen that has infiltrated its host (the city) and hijacked its molecular infrastructure to create a more welcoming environment for its own replication" - Atlantic
if you live in Oxfordshire, you might want to respond to the county council's Local Transport and Connectivity Plan - Oxford Blog
Sweden's coronavirus response in the context of its epistocratic government - BPP
face mask madness exposes the limits of markets - Guardian
"The Irish government asked Aer Lingus to run supplies out of Beijing. The airline had never flown to China before, and the planning and approvals for a new route would usually have taken six months. Aer Lingus did it in a week."
adventures in etymology: cha if by land, tea if by sea - Quartz
how united are the United States? Maryland's National Guard protects coronavirus tests from the federal government - Newsweek
new German regulations to support cycling and car-sharing and counter speeding and illegal parking - BMVI [(in German)]

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