Jun. 25th, 2017

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Today's will be in several parts because there are many and I want to leave comment/notes next to several of them.


Champions League: Why Nissan uses football for its sponsor goals - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-37324069

How Zara's founder became the richest man in the world - for two days - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-37317369 Ignore the title, it's more about the fast fashion industry.


10 Lies You Shouldn't Tell Your Doctor - http://gizmodo.com/10-lies-you-shouldnt-tell-your-doctor-1786332506


New polymer £5 note is out today - here's where you're likely to see it first -

How new bank notes will help the visually-impaired community -

How verified Twitter users are connected and who they are. - https://medium.com/startup-grind/analyzing-205-718-verified-twitter-users-cf0811781ac8

How to raise a genius: lessons from a 45-year study of super-smart children - http://www.nature.com/news/how-to-raise-a-genius-lessons-from-a-45-year-study-of-super-smart-children-1.20537

Why Walking Helps Us Think - http://www.newyorker.com/tech/elements/walking-helps-us-think

Middle-aged parents are now more likely to smoke weed than their teenage kids -

IN DEFENSE OF HOBBIES: If you want to be a better person, find something to do outside of work - https://qz.com/689526/hobbies-and-the-meaning-of-life/

Why are there crushed stones alongside rail tracks? - https://www.quora.com/Why-are-there-crushed-stones-alongside-rail-tracks

Steven Spielberg in Birmingham: Why film directors come to the city - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-37297173


Confessions of a presidential speechwriter - http://www.politico.eu/article/ryan-heath-jose-manuel-barroso-president-travails-of-a-european-commission-speechwriter/

Cameron quits as MP: What other ex-prime ministers did next - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-37339390

Does the left have a future? - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2016/sep/06/does-the-left-have-a-future?CMP=fb_gu Written before the recent election. Some points I agree with, some I disagree with.


Why Freshwater Fish Are Awesome - http://nautil.us/blog/why-freshwater-fish-are-awesome

Why Are Babies So Dumb If Humans Are So Smart? - http://www.newyorker.com/science/maria-konnikova/why-are-babies-so-dumb-if-humans-are-so-smart

Pioneering 'diaries' reveal the secret lives of animals - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-37311404

Science Fiction:

The Enduring Lessons of “Star Trek” - http://www.newyorker.com/tech/elements/the-enduring-lessons-of-star-trek?mbid=social_twitter


Rugby Union:

Neil Francis: Our game needs to rid itself of heavy gang - 150kg props are a parody of the way rugby is going - http://www.independent.ie/sport/rugby/neil-francis-our-game-needs-to-rid-itself-of-heavy-gang-150kg-props-are-a-parody-of-the-way-rugby-is-going-35031393.html
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Why a Bollywood film has been accused of distorting history - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-37273221


These charts show how much of your life you will spend being sick -

What is the food that can really improve your eyesight? - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-37281200

'I know cannabis is illegal, but it is medicinal' - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-37318935


What I learned about languages just by looking at a Turkish typewriter - https://medium.com/@mwichary/what-i-learned-about-languages-just-by-looking-at-a-turkish-typewriter-fc840aab1b0a


Starting university: What to bring, who to avoid - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-37297449 Some of this is reasonable, some of it, not so much.

Vogue: Nine down-to-earth discoveries I made at the fashion bible - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-37292067

Fabric closure: What next for the UK's club scene? - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-37297353 Or the further death of UK nightlife

What Is A Data Scientist And Should We Instead Be Talking About Data Teams?
- https://www.forbes.com/sites/kalevleetaru/2016/08/25/what-is-a-data-scientist-and-should-we-instead-be-talking-about-data-teams/#c5e8c7259ea6

Illness forces 12% of workers to quit before pension age - TUC - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-37272164

Why the former USSR has far fewer men than women - http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2015/08/14/why-the-former-ussr-has-far-fewer-men-than-women/


Puberty calorie burn fall 'could explain obesity rise' - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-37297812

DNA confirms cause of 1665 London's Great Plague - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-37287715 As I had to explain to a friend of the time, yes, Y. pestis was the main suspect, but this is the first proof.

What's the evidence for the gluten-free lifestyle? - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-37292174

Meet the Greater Honeyguide, the Bird That Understands Humans - http://www.audubon.org/news/meet-greater-honeyguide-bird-understands-humans



Tour of Britain: How cycling is helping flood-hit Cumbria recover - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cumbria-36885273


FFP forces Inter to effectively split into two teams - http://www.eurosport.co.uk/football/serie-a/2016-2017/ffp-forces-inter-to-effectively-split-into-two-teams_sto5822073/story.shtml There ain't no sneakiness like Inter sneakiness

Kosovo ready to rock the boat in Finland despite eligibility confusion -


Team USA should dominate the Paralympics. So why doesn't it?
- https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2016/sep/06/paralympic-games-brazil-us-athletes-disability

Rio Paralympic Games: Why bookies won't be taking many bets - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-37256061
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Oh, you thought I was joking about the number of links ;)

Data visualisation:

A Compendium of Clean Graphs in R - http://shinyapps.org/apps/RGraphCompendium/index.php?utm_content=buffer32ead&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer Really useful R graph examples.

Food and Drink:

Sneaking a taste of North Korea's finest beer - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-37316967


Grunwick dispute: What did the 'strikers in saris' achieve? - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-37244466

Law and Order:

The terror of young offender institutions - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-37291160


The cartoonist called the 'Walt Disney of Brazil' - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-37284939

The man who squeezes muscles - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/resources/idt-6d083913-0bfb-4988-8cd8-d126fa6dcff1 Okay, so conflict of interest warning, St. Helens is one of the towns where Purple Aki used to do his muscle squeezing. I also can't help but think that if some weirdo was going round squeezing girls's muscles, the article about him would be less sympathetic.

What we know about Ri Chun-hee, the most famous woman in North Korea -

Grammars debate trumps expert consensus - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-37315832


7/7 bomber's former brother-in-law: 'There were no signs' - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-37324130


Ail to the chief: A history of US presidential bad health - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/election-us-2016-37338018

How Hillary Clinton can get that ‘presidential look’ -
https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/compost/wp/2016/09/07/how-hillary-clinton-can-get-that-presidential-look/?utm_term=.059f29da2fcc From before the US election. Glorious satire.


Paolo Macchiarini: A surgeon’s downfall - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-37311038

Science Fiction:

What if Star Trek Had Never Existed? - https://www.wired.com/2016/09/imagining-a-world-without-star-trek/

Amy Adams takes control in Arrival movie - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-37295727


Get Inspired: Great North Run and six inspirational stories - http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/get-inspired/37305963


Sylvia Gore: England women's first goalscorer dies aged 71 - http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/37201105


Rio Paralympics 2016: Kadeena Cox aims to inspire black athletes - http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/disability-sport/37331510

Rio Paralympics: 50-year-old Kazakh woman sets new swimming record - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-37317460


Cybathlon: World's first 'bionic Olympics' gears up - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-37196860

The ultra-Orthodox Jews combining tech and the Torah - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-37300929
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Award Ceremonies:

Jackie Chan awarded honorary Oscar - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-37253382 I suspect I may have shared this before.


Slum photographs spark charity appeal - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-37288396

Oscar Wilde love letter celebrated 'behind bars' - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-37277397

What Al Capone can teach India about prohibition - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-37230259

Mary Rose shipwreck skulls go online in 3D - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-37250413


Single mum drags up for 'Donuts with Dad' - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-trending-37307984 1 - this Mum is awesome. 2 - why is it always 'x with Dad' events. It's like once again, father's get cookies for just doing the basics.

Downton's effect on the political mood - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-37288981

Dying mum's letter found in book in second-hand bookshop - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tees-37284497 Update: letter's intended recipient found.

Marvel, Jack Kirby, and the Comic-Book Artist’s Plight -


What Is Aleppo? This Is Aleppo - https://www.theatlantic.com/photo/2016/09/what-is-aleppo-this-is-aleppo/499163/

Workers must not pay the price of Brexit, says TUC - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-37300445

Mapuche community in Argentina fights fracking site - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-36892770


Why We Still Don’t Have Better Batteries - https://www.technologyreview.com/s/602245/why-we-still-dont-have-better-batteries/


The Old Firm rivalry opens new chapter - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-37310016

USA star Megan Rapinoe kneels during national anthem to support Colin Kaepernick -

Football tackles conflict on the front lines - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-37153684

FA Cup: Rio Ferdinand's body double & the ex-Man City player looking to spend £500 -

Formula 1:

Felipe Massa: the closing of an F1 career that has experienced ecstasy and agony -
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/formula1/37244253 Obviously from before the un-retirement

Ice hockey:

Lightning's J.T. Brown speaks out on life 'as a black athlete in the NHL' -


Rio Paralympics 2016: GB stars hoping to shine on the big stage - http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/disability-sport/37220234

Rio Paralympics 2016: Lee Pearson to be Great Britain flagbearer - http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/disability-sport/37290538

Rio Paralympics 2016: 'It's not about how full the stadiums are' - http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/disability-sport/37196387

Rio Paralympics 2016: Ex-Liverpool junior Sean Highdale is heading to Rio -

Rugby League:

Batley Bulldogs fan banned over Keegan Hirst tweets - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leeds-37278162 You'll notice that it's a life time ban because rugby league does not tolerate this.


In pictures: The Prisoner at 50 - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-37232329 Just ignore some of the text. I'm not sure the unnamed writer has ever watched the show.


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