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January 2021

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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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