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Interesting Links for 15-06-2020

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Interesting Links for 14-06-2020

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Interesting Links for 06-06-2020

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Interesting Links for 05-06-2020

Calls for anti-racist education to be taught in Scottish schools
(tags:Scotland racism education )
Bangalore has 12M residents and only 385 Covid-19 cases. Here's why
(tags:India pandemic )
Woman loses bid for Irish epitaph on mother's grave
(tags:Ireland language death )
How The Lockdown Sex Ban Could 'Break The Chain' Of HIV Transmission
(tags:pandemic hiv )
The chair of the US joint chiefs of staff reminds the military that the constitution safeguards freedom of both speech and assembly
Amazing that they should feel they need to
(tags:USA military freedom )
Coronavirus: No 10 fails to deny reports Boris Johnson told Italian PM he wanted 'herd immunity'
(tags:pandemic BorisJohnson )
Why telepathy (and other psychic nonsense) used to be popular in science fiction. And now isn't.
(tags:scifi telepathy )
Police in Norway Haven't Killed Anyone in Nearly 10 Years (2014 article, but pertinent right now)
(tags:police USA viaCharlesStross )
How much do we need the police?
(tags:police USA )
How the UK paid off its slave owners, and kept paying off until 2015
(tags:slavery UK history )
Coronavirus: Patients refusing treatment because of fake news on social media
(tags:NHS lies pandemic socialmedia OhForFucksSake )
Public inquiry into Edinburgh tram project has now lasted longer than the building of line itself
(tags:Edinburgh trams )
Labour coming out with exactly the kind of nonsense welfare policy ideas that means I wouldn't vote for them. Must be a day with a Y in it.
(tags:Labour welfare OhForFucksSake )
Divorces rise by 30% in Saudi Arabia after quarantine uncovers polygamous husbands
(tags:divorce saudiarabia polygamy pandemic viaElfy )

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Interesting Links for 04-06-2020

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A question of time

I said "Hang on ten seconds" to Sophia, which then had me wondering when the "second" became a common unit, and then going looking for other time keeping systems, discovering that both Sumeria and China had different time keeping divisions but ours is based on the Egyptian one, that the "second" is based on a "second of arc" because of sundials, and it wasn't measurable until the 1500s.

Which was a lovely excursion. The one thing I didn't find was when the second became a common term in discussion. When did people start saying "With you in a second"?
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Interesting Links for 03-06-2020

Why Our Intuition About Sea-Level Rise Is Wrong
Turns out that reality is complex
(tags:ocean earth globalwarming complexity )
Financial Times shares its Coronavirus excess mortality data
(tags:viaPatrickHadfield pandemic data )
Bournemouth Beach tells us how doomed we all are
(tags:pandemic OhForFucksSake uk )
Simplifying Board Games (you know, for kids!)
(tags:children games design )
The UK Now has the Highest Health Worker Deaths in Europe
(tags:UK death pandemic OhForFucksSake )
Here's the correct process to follow if you're upset about police violence in the USA
(tags:USA police violence )
Bread was invented as a way to store the ingredients for beer
This is, of course, just one theory. But a pretty reasonable one, from somd additional reading.
(tags:alcohol prehistory bread food )
The American Right is infected with Neo-Confederate apocalypticism.
(tags:politics religion USA republicans )
Travel in Scotland may be restricted after hundreds flout rules
(tags:Scotland pandemic OhForFucksSake )
Northern Ireland is not impressed with Boris Johnson
(tags:BorisJohnson pandemic NorthernIreland polls )
Maps show which UK pavements are not wide enough for social distancing
(tags:pandemic roads UK maps )
75 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice
(tags:racism society USA )
Who needs to see the cutest thing on earth?
(tags:cute animals )
Nissan: UK factory still under threat from no-deal Brexit
(tags:uk europe manufacturing doom cars )
Urban foxes are becoming more like domesticated dogs
(tags:foxes evolution urban )
Last Person to Receive Civil War-Era Pension Dies
(tags:pensions civilwar usa history )

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Interesting Links for 02-06-2020

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Interesting Links for 01-06-2020

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Interesting Links for 31-05-2020

How to Care for a Toddler and a Newborn at the Same Time
(tags:babies advice )
Coronavirus spreading too fast to ease lockdown restrictions
(tags:pandemic Doom UK )
Trump's Executive Order Isn't About Twitter - It's About Mark Zuckerberg
(tags:Facebook Twitter politics USA )
How the Fake Lesbians of t.A.T.u. Changed Queerness in Russia Forever
(tags:LGBT Russia viaSwampers lesbians )
Oldest nearly complete HIV genome found in forgotten tissue sample from 1966
(tags:history hiv virus )
Microsoft sacks journalists to replace them with robots
(tags:automation journalism Microsoft )
Humpback Whales bounce back from near extinction to help fight climate change
(tags:whales GoodNews Australia )
England to limit students going to Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland
(tags:England education OhForFucksSake )
Men hired for sexual fantasy break into wrong house
(tags:fetish sex fail )
Why I quit working on Boris Johnson's 'world-beating' test-and-tracing system
(tags:OhForFucksSake pandemic )
Looks like "really good rechargeable toothbrushes" are now cheap (if not available in the UK yet)
(tags:teeth technology )
Why do all your small items end up inside duvet covers in washing machines?
(tags:physics washing viaSwampers )
People Drawn to Conspiracy Theories Share a Cluster of Psychological Features
(tags:psychology conspiracy )
Stormtroopers Used to Enforce Social Distancing at Disney World
(tags:StarWars Disney pandemic )
Leadership, anxiety and apologies - how political leadership impacts on our mental health
(tags:mentalhealth politics pandemic Wales )
Toothpaste with a 'heart of glass'
(tags:teeth )

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