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cargobikes are key to reducing car ownership - Ranty Highwayman
the Sami on Camera "an alternative history of Europe's longest surviving indigenous people" - History Today
the Reddit GameStop short squeeze explained - Vice
(this is hardly replicable - don't try this at home - but kind of amusing)
the car bundle paradox - ASYMCO
don't those car companies look massively overvalued?
some Holocaust books for primary children - MinervaReads
ten years on, Egypt's Arab Spring has frozen over - Independent
a Covid survivor: 30 days in hospial, 10 days on life support - FT
in 2019, the US birth rate was over 0.55 Miles per hour - @lunasorcery
the October 2019 "World Health Preparedness Report" got epidemic-readiness completely wrong - globalinequality [via @phaseit]
Amsterdam embraces "doughnut" economics - Time
vaccines: everyone trusts the Germans, who don't trust anyone much - LawyersGunsMoney
the UK is still Trumping along: denying diplomatic status to the EU ambassador - BBC
"British exporters are predicted to face €28 billion in losses this year alone as a result of reduced EU demand and increased frictions and barriers at the EU border" - Politico
the UK re-classifies many classic PG films to 12A - Guardian
even with mass vaccination, the UK needs a working test-and-trace system - Monbiot
photo gallery: Java's Semeru and Merapi volcanoes - Guardian
(I have climbed both, back in 1994.)
when your library is big enough you can get your daily exercise finding books in it! - @EvanKirstel [via @phaseit]
from Zimbabwe to Rhodes Must Fall - Guardian
ten years ago, I failed to see that epidemiology denial could be a significant problem... - Tectonicists, Warmists, Evolutionists
things aren't looking good in Tigray - ReliefWeb
an analysis of the Tether ponzi scheme - Crypto Anonymous
climate emergency: how do local authorities get people out of their cars? - FoE
how has the UK population changed during Covid-19? - UKandEU
huge potential gains from African Continental Free Trade Area - World Bank
Dutch government resigns over scandal - BBC
even if this is with the coming elections in mind, it's notable that admitting failure seems best (contrast UK, Australia, etc)
dire wolves were not really wolves, but "the last of a dog lineage that evolved in North America" - SciAm
45,000 year old cave art found on Sulawesi - Science News
An Atlas of Imaginary Lands - The Writer's Map [my review]
this is Apartheid: A regime of Jewish supremacy from the Jordan to the Mediterranean - B'Tselem - Haaretz
walking, cycling, driving become 3 to 4 times safer in London low traffic neighbourhoods - Transport Findings
"using Stats19 police data 2012-2019, we find a three-fold decline in number of injuries inside low traffic neighbourhoods after implementation, relative to the rest of Waltham Forest and the rest of Outer London... no evidence that injury numbers changed on boundary roads"
five days of remote learning and everything is running smoothly - Oxford Blog [@larkriseprimary]
outsourcing school meals: the government pays £30, children get £5 worth of food - @RoadsideMum
the difference between 'geek' and 'nerd' - BigThink
the default speed limits in the UK should be lowered - Oxford Blog
but making plane flights and cars more expensive is probably a good thing - Guardian
Greece's Golden Dawn fascists are on the out - Guardian
the challenges of being a tree - Trees: Their Natural History [my review]
a short novel of aging and memory, of pain, suffering, love and joy - Difficult Light [my review]
France: "The spectacle of a government stumbling apologetically to vaccinate the willing and eager is unlikely to change the minds of the unwilling and suspicious" - TheLocal
how complex can lichen symbioses get? - Atlantic
neither "open" nor "shut" are actually options for schools now - Oxford Blog [my rant]
the possible breakup of the United Kingdom - UKandEU
is "dyslexia" a catch-all label that has outlived its usefulness? - Guardian
"the one thing you should never do with a scapegoat is to kill it and eat it" - Zeit
"The EU scapegoat has now been ritually sacrificed to the gods of national identity in the hope that they will in turn bestow the greatness that holds Britain together."
a German town lures Polish emigrants from Britain - Irish Times
it should be illegal to install wood-burning stoves in urban areas - Guardian

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