Danny Yee

Pathologically Polymathic (Blog)

Web pages I've been reading (and some web pages I've created)

Last update: 14 June 2024 (RSS, twitter, Facebook)

origami explains single-celled predator's "neck" extension New Scientist
the Liberal Democrat manifesto is good on flying, but has little on active travel Hedgehog Cycling
the European Parliament's far-right groups are fragmented and divided Encompass
white gloves are not necessarily a good idea when handling rare books Unbound
Brussels' "Good Move" has been a good move Brussels Times
one of the few Conservative successes: GOV.UK and the Government Digital Service James O'Malley
what interventions increase active travel? Advances in Transport Policy and Planning
"policy makers and planners should stop designing or funding interventions that only address behavioural or social aspects of active travel. Instead, environmental and infrastructure changes are required to make walking, cycling and wheeling feel safer and more pleasant. These should include road space reallocation."
an update on the search for Planet 9 PopSci
Wendy Doniger's _The Hindus: An Alternative History_ and Fred W. Clothey's _Religion in India: A Historical Introduction_ - a review my review
the design history of Vienna's social housing Bloomberg
"this work suggests that cycle commuting is causally related to reduced mental ill-health" International Journal of Epidemiology
is the Dutch housing crisis even worse than the UK's or Australia's? Guardian
Native American gene flow into Polynesia Nature
"conclusive evidence for prehistoric contact of Polynesian individuals with Native American individuals (around ad 1200) contemporaneous with the settlement of remote Oceania"
Steve Jobs: "a computer is the equivalent of a bicycle for our minds" Bike Boom
the Conservative party faces its fate Conservative Home
"Have you tried sticking underpants on your head and pencils up your nose?"
Guide for Safe Speeds: Managing Traffic Speeds World Bank
Austronesian population history in island SE Asia Nature Communications
debunking the hype for Small Modular Reactors UCSUSA
"a coral graveyard": the Great Barrier Reef's worst bleaching event Guardian
what went wrong with Oxford's Future of Humanity Institute GuardianAeon
cells, tissues and organisms as agents with agendas
long biographical piece on Daniel Dennett New Yorker
the Conservatives no longer seek to conserve Chris Skidmore
the demise of the driver West Midlands traffic police
large language models implement a classic "psychic's con" Software Crisis
a history of "British Chinese" cusine Serious Eats
"Selective attachment processes in ancient gold ore beneficiation" Minerals Engineering
how Brexit wrecked the British stock market Wealth of Nations
sets of points in the plane that are all integer distances apart: new results Quanta Magazine
Korea's 4B movement: feminism against the patriarchy Cut
the flaws in China's Myanmar strategy Irrawaddy
"a character study, but one with an involving geographical and social setting and with good pacing and effective integration of its sub-stories" The Pastor [my review]
local bus services are better value than large transport projects Guardian
Glasgow's "Rusty Bridge" - undoing community severance BBC
Empire of the Ants: supercolonies and people Guardian
imminent famine: 1.1 million people face catastrophic food insecurity IPC
Going to Church in Medieval England [my review]
"a fairly comprehensive survey — who was involved, what they did and when, and the broader context, social, institutional, architectural and liturgical"
ideas for a proper strategic cycle network for Sydney Daniel Morrison
cities that lowered speed limits to 30km/hr (19mph) don't regret it European Data Journalism Network
people don't drive as well as they think they do BBC

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Danny Yee