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Law and Order:

When a system upgrade gets you arrested - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-38153992

THE REAL SPECTRE - https://www.1843magazine.com/features/the-real-spectre

Miscellaneous:

Korean grandfather's long-distance Instagram story-telling - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-38153553

Barbados at 50: Home of Rihanna, cricket and coucou - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-37078244 Bajan friend is ridiculously proud of Rihanna. And the cricketers. Sometimes. Not as often as he'd like to be.

New five pound note: Not suitable for vegetarians - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-38144598 and Hindus urged not to donate new fivers at Leicester temple - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leicestershire-38156650

The thing that gets me about this is that the government doesn't seem to get the number of people that don't use animal fats, for a variety of reasons. How no-one in the decision-making process didn't go "wait a minute!" is beyond me.

Ben Carter's Tommee Tippee cup search 'incredible' success - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-devon-38141319

On The Navajo Nation, Special Ed Students Await Water That Doesn't Stink -
http://www.npr.org/2017/04/12/523303559/on-the-navajo-nation-special-ed-students-await-water-thats-doesnt-stink?utm_source=tumblr.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=npr&utm_term=nprnews&utm_content=20170413

Time's "The Most Influential Images of All Time" - http://100photos.time.com/

Politics:

Hong Kong's rebellious lawmaker Yau Wai-ching - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-38129773

YOUR FILTER BUBBLE IS DESTROYING DEMOCRACY - https://www.wired.com/2016/11/filter-bubble-destroying-democracy/

How to Talk to Someone You Hate - https://tonic.vice.com/en_us/article/gqymzx/how-to-talk-to-someone-you-hate

Science:

The many ways lasers help us see the world more clearly - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-38130375

Her Code Got Humans on the Moon—And Invented Software Itself - https://www.wired.com/2015/10/margaret-hamilton-nasa-apollo/

Sport:

Serena Williams pens open letter: Dream big with steadfast resilience -
http://www.eurosport.co.uk/tennis/serena-williams-pens-open-letter-dream-big-with-steadfast-resilience_sto5965399/story.shtml From 2016

The other lives of England's netball team - as they fit work around practice -
http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/article/38136075/the-other-lives-of-englands-netball-team---as-they-fit-work-around-practice

Cricket:

Phillip Hughes' death: Have attitudes to the bouncer changed? - http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/37883388

Football:

It’s not the Ronald Koeman derby, Southampton v Everton is a clash of contrasting ideas -
http://www.eurosport.co.uk/football/premier-league/2016-2017/its-not-the-ronald-koeman-derby-everton-v-southampton-is-a-clash-of-contrasting-ideas_sto5960789/story.shtml

Snooker:

UK Championship 2016: Mark King talks about gambling addiction and recovery - http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/snooker/38097569

Television:

30 Years Later, 'The Simpsons' Are A Part Of The American Family - http://www.npr.org/2017/04/19/524542090/30-years-later-the-simpsons-are-a-part-of-the-american-family?utm_source=tumblr.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=npr&utm_term=nprnews&utm_content=20170419
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Animals:

New Zealand town builds underpass for march of the penguins -
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/nov/11/new-zealand-town-builds-underpass-for-march-of-the-penguins-oamaru-otago

Food:

Kinky Cakes: Inside The World Of Adult Bakeries -
http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2017/04/08/522489528/kinky-cakes-inside-the-world-of-adult-bakeries

Healthcare:

The GP surgery that treats patients no-one else can cope with - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-37898130

History:

Important moments in the fight for equal pay - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-37899167

Miscellaneous:

Why does this woman think she is ugly? - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-37923088

Killed by Jutting and forgotten by Indonesia - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-37845487

Politics:

Whistle blown on MSP Douglas Ross's refereeing clash
- http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-38078341 Although this really could have gone into the football section as well, given "A leading Scottish Conservative MSP missed a parliamentary committee to referee a Champions League match in Portugal."

US Election 2016: A survivor's guide to unexpected voting results - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-37921356

US election: America the beautiful's ugly election - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/election-us-2016-37903384

Sport:

Cricket:

ECB’s Kolpak clampdown is the latest gambit in cricket’s hundred-year war
- https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/apr/11/the-spin-ecb-kolpak-kyle-abbott-rilee-rossouw-billy-midwinter

Football:

Howard Webb reveals players asked to be booked to have Christmas off -
http://www.eurosport.co.uk/football/howard-webb-reveals-players-asked-to-be-booked-to-have-christmas-off_sto5958796/story.shtml

Besiktas fans use sign language for ‘world’s first silent cheer’ to inspire team -
http://lebuzz.eurosport.co.uk/viral/video-besiktas-fans-use-sign-language-for-worlds-first-silent-cheer-to-inspire-team-22230/?_ga=1.32916278.904648745.1479987725

The match that pitted white players against black players - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-37924448

I only used the ‘hairdryer’ six times in 27 years, claims Sir Alex Ferguson -
http://www.eurosport.co.uk/football/i-only-used-the-hairdryer-six-times-in-27-years-claims-sir-alex-ferguson_sto5944583/story.shtml I don't believe him either.

Dresden fined 60,000 euros for severed bull's head - http://www.eurosport.co.uk/football/dresden-fined-60000-euros-for-severed-bull-s-head_sto5942888/story.shtml In which everyone hates Red Bull Leipzig. I suspect Dresden hate them more than usual because of proximity, a suspicion strengthened by the signs says "without Red Bull you are nothing" and "you can't buy tradition".

Formula 1:

Williams chief - Rivals better at exploiting rules - http://www.eurosport.co.uk/formula-1/williams-rivals-better-at-exploiting-rules_sto5958806/story.shtml Dear Pat Symonds. Really, given that you used to work with Flavio Briatore, you ought to know that if you ain't cheating, you're not trying hard enough.

Williams to run special Massa livery in Brazil - http://www.eurosport.co.uk/formula-1/williams-to-run-special-massa-livery-in-brazil_sto5945220/story.shtml Late, and somewhat overtaken by later event, but this was a lovely touch.

Rugby union:

Sonny Bill Williams: Auckland Blues and New Zealand grant kit request - http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/39577166 Because Money Bill, not matter how much I mock him, is love.

Snooker:

Ronnie O’Sullivan, John Higgins and a magical 24-year rivalry unique to sport -
http://www.eurosport.co.uk/snooker/ronnie-osullivan-john-higgins-and-a-24-year-rivalry-unique-to-professional-sport_sto5948321/story.shtml

Theatre:

Shakespeare's Tempest gets mixed reality makeover - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-38000619
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Art:

The woman who painted her body for artist Yves Klein - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-37632356

Healthcare:

The bereavement midwife: Is this the saddest job in England? - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-essex-37628554

Teenager describes summer on 'terrifying' adult ward - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cornwall-37631784

History:

Aberfan: This clock stopped ticking at 9.13 on the morning of October 21, 1966 - http://aberfan.walesonline.co.uk/

Aberfan: The mistake that cost a village its children - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/resources/idt-150d11df-c541-44a9-9332-560a19828c47

Miscellaneous:

Do six people die for every kilo of cocaine? - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-37717848

Black Mirror: Backlash against writer inspired episode - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-37714850

Musicians:

Phil Collins: Back from the brink after alcohol battle - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-37714459

Science-Fiction:

A Computer Solved Time Travel’s “Grandfather Paradox” With An Extra Time Machine -
http://www.tor.com/2016/10/19/a-computer-solved-time-travels-grandfather-paradox-with-an-extra-time-machine/ I don't think this a solution. It's a bit 'turtles all the way down'.

Sport:

Football:

Bayern Munich's Karl-Heinz Rummenigge: 'English clubs almost kidnap youngsters' -
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/37732246 Given that he's Bayern's chairmen and what they do to other German teams, this is a bit pot, kettle, black, but he's got a point.

Rugby Union:

Anthony Foley: A community struggles after the death of its favourite son - http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/37710942

Technology:

The team fighting to remove online child abuse images - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-37707231
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Business:

Shopping in Australia, while in China - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-37584730

Film:

A Stray: Finding and filming the real Somali immigrant experience - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-37735113

Healthcare:

'I can't imagine being a doctor for five more years' - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-37787586

History:

The Suez Emergency: The forgotten war of the conscript soldier - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-36985325

Miscellaneous:

The Skype sex scam - a fortune built on shame - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-37735369

Sex, honour, shame and blackmail in an online world - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-37735368

Natasha Annie Tonthola: My fight against Malawi's 'hyenas' - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-37431005

Musicians:

Syd Barrett: Cambridge honours its 'Crazy Diamond' - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-37748713

News:

The Russians who fear a war with the West - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-37766688

Will Central Asia fight over water? - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-37755985

The kids who have to sew to survive - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-37693173

Child refugees in Turkey making clothes for UK shops - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-37716463

Photography:

In pictures: Framing the Mafia - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-37749921 I do wish they'd gone with a different title for the article.

Politics:

US election 2016: Indians' verdict on Donald Trump's Hindi - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-37787347 From before the last US election

How to deal with uncertainty - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-37697460

Science:

Regrets of a Naturopath - http://blogs.sciencemag.org/pipeline/archives/2016/10/25/regrets-of-a-naturopath

Sport:

Chicago Cubs: City parties as baseball 'curse' ends after 71 years - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-37743581

Football:

Jose Mourinho: Man Utd boss says life alone in hotel is a 'bit of a disaster' -
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/37772298

Heading footballs 'affects memory' - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-37714830

Theatre:

Key Change: From prison cell to sell-out show - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-37731821

Amadeus play: NT homecoming in fine tune - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-37692975
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Business:

Sport 'mechanic of the mind' brings Olympic expertise to firms - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-37642812

Serial returners cause problems for shops - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-37711091

History:

'I cheated death and joined the Guinea Pig Club' - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-37840480

Law and Order:

Dog attacks: When is a fatal dog mauling a criminal offence? - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-37692140 Apparently the answer is 'when the owner isn't a police officer'.

Miscellaneous:

'Major failings' in DVLA medical fitness to drive cases - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-37703036

Itchy business: The growth of head lice removal firms - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-37617423

I went to Nigeria to meet the man who scammed me - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-37632259

Costumes to go: Rolling out for Halloween - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/disability-37774000

Music:

10 real-life love stories and the heartbreaking songs they inspired -
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/1yP6wqGtc3NKw5t3V5Tnb2Y/10-real-life-love-stories-and-the-heartbreaking-songs-they-inspired

News:

Is a child bride really married every seven seconds? - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-37804539

India Kashmir: The teenager blinded by pellets - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-37773759

Photography:

In pictures: Lagos photo festival on African identity - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-37768022

Politics:

What is it like when the PM is your MP? - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-37691279

That black British feeling: Does the UK need Black Lives Matter? - http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/article/37715090/that-black-british-feeling-does-the-uk-need-black-lives-matter

6 Reasons Why Donald Trump Is Not ‘Just Like Brexit’ - http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/donald-trump-brexit_uk_5810d58be4b0c6d521b59cc0 From before the last US elections. Actually more interesting for the wrong assumptions the analyst made.

US election: Why does the US have such low voter turnout? - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/election-us-2016-37634526

Sport:

Palestinian women bring baseball to Gaza - http://www.aljazeera.com/video/news/2017/03/palestinian-women-bring-baseball-gaza-170320194333648.html

Football:

Live From Leicester Fuching City - https://www.theplayerstribune.com/christian-fuchs-live-from-leicester-fuching-city/

Rugby League:

Jack Smith: Four Nations role for ex-Royal Marine shot by a sniper in Afghanistan -
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-league/37772922

Technology:

Inside the Cyberattack That Shocked the US Government - https://www.wired.com/2016/10/inside-cyberattack-shocked-us-government/
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Cartoons:

From Post-it notes to published cartoonist - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-trending-37623414

Journalism:

How do we respond to threats after our endorsement? This is how -
http://www.azcentral.com/story/opinion/2016/10/16/publisher-response-to-threats-after-republic-endorsement-clinton-trump/92058964/ From before the last US election. Could also be filed under, "awesomeness F! yeah!"

Law and Order:

How maths can get you locked up - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-37658374

How do we beat youth violence? Switch focus away from punishment -
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/aug/22/youth-violence-epidemic-punishment-knife-crime-public-health-scotland

Miscellaneous:

Will India's tax evasion amnesty scheme curb 'black money'? - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-37640399

The London Zoo gorilla and six other more successful escapes including Ken Allen the Orangutan -
http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/article/37652722/the-london-zoo-gorilla-and-six-other-more-successful-escapes-including-ken-allen-the-orangutan

Cheran: The town that threw out police, politicians and gangsters - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-37612083

News:

Thai king's death: Who holds power now? - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-37672088

What should tourists do in Thailand after King Bhumibol's death? - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-37651953

The desperate children of the Calais Jungle - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-37654552

'We don't have a future' - Hanjin crews return to uncertain fate - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-37604082

In pictures: How a rebel fighter became 'Syria's Banksy' - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-37523340

Photography:

In pictures: Assignments 2016 - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-37623447 The British Press Photographers’ Association selects the best news, features and sports photography from the last 12 months.

Politics:

'Cut her mic' moment left me flabbergasted - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/election-us-2016-37661794 From before the last US election.

Science:

Obituary: Great Barrier Reef (25 Million BC-2016) - https://www.outsideonline.com/2112086/obituary-great-barrier-reef-25-million-bc-2016

Sport:

Football:

Ronald Koeman and Pep Guardiola: Two disciples of Johan Cruyff - http://www.eurosport.co.uk/football/premier-league/2016-2017/ronald-koeman-and-pep-guardiola-two-disciples-of-johan-cruyff_sto5907289/story.shtml

Fifa urged to give red card to Israeli settlement clubs - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-37633012

Rugby union:

Anthony Foley: Munster coach's death an 'outrageous loss' - http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/37672789

Technology:

English man spends 11 hours trying to make cup of tea with Wi-Fi kettle -
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/oct/12/english-man-spends-11-hours-trying-to-make-cup-of-tea-with-wi-fi-kettle I recognise this kind of stubborn.

Links

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Business:

A man for all seasons - how Issy Sharp built his hotel chain - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-37557539

Will Brexit take the sweetness out of the sherry trade? - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-37521572

History:

Putin backs WW2 myth in new Russian film - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-37595972

Literature:

Lee Child: Celebrating mystery fiction master MacDonald - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-37360413

Miscellaneous:

6 Real Celebrity Friendships Better Than Any Fan-Fiction - http://www.cracked.com/blog/6-random-celebrities-who-formed-epic-bonds-friendship/

'I was trafficked from Romania' - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-37622796

The real cost of giving birth: '$40 to hold my newborn baby' - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-trending-37555048

How long do we really want to live? - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-37568662

Israel in food fight over kosher licensing - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-37443634

Viewpoint: How India deals with the scourge of 'terrorist pigeons' - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-37583323

News:

North Korea: When is an earthquake a nuclear test? - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-37582518

Basra Museum: How Saddam's palace was given to the people - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-37550027

Sport:

BBC Unsung Hero: How the Gunneys helped Anne Dickins to Paralympic gold - http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/get-inspired/37610726

Turia Pitt: Australian burns survivor completes Hawaii triathlon - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-37604251

World Cup and European Championship schedules help teams playing first, finds research -
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/37244726

Cycling:

Laura Massey's journey from pharmaceutical consultancy to the World Championships -
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cycling/37540060

Football

Pavel Nedved explains why Zlatan Ibrahimovic was his best team-mate, despite one big problem -
http://www.eurosport.co.uk/football/premier-league/2015-2016/pavel-nedved-explains-why-zlatan-ibrahimovic-was-his-best-team-mate-despite-one-big-problem_sto5904298/story.shtml The subheading - 'Pavel Nedved has named Zlatan Ibrahimovic as his greatest ever team-mate, despite the fact one of the world’s great strikers “couldn’t finish” when he signed for Juventus.'

Horse Racing:

Jim Crowley: Champion jockey elect on gruelling race for the title - http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/horse-racing/37596442

Science:

Another Bad Effect of Antioxidant Supplements
- http://blogs.sciencemag.org/pipeline/archives/2016/10/11/another-bad-effect-of-antioxidant-supplements The short version is that they can stop medicines from working.

Mid Ulster identified as 'giant hotspot' by scientists - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-37622249

Technology:

Truth, fires and tumble dryers: Are our home appliances safe? - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-37572532

Humans need new skills for post-AI world, say MPs - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-37618579 Help, I find myself agreeing with MPs.

Wrestling:

In Mexico, The Crowd Loves To Hate Pro Wrestler Who Plays Trump Supporter -
http://www.npr.org/sections/parallels/2017/02/07/513883586/in-mexico-the-crowd-loves-to-hate-pro-wrestler-who-plays-trump-supporter?utm_source=tumblr.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=npr&utm_term=nprnews&utm_content=20170208 It's a genius scheme for a Rudo gimmick.
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Film Industry:

Director Andrea Arnold 'shocked' by lack of women in film - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-37551382

News:

Syria conflict: Life under siege in rebel-held Aleppo - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-37561618

Politics:

Megan Rapinoe - Why I Am Kneeling - https://www.theplayerstribune.com/megan-rapinoe-why-i-am-kneeling/ Although this could go under sport just as easily.

How Hong Kong's Cantopop scene went from heartbreak to protest - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-37111554 Which could go under music.

Science:

Chasing the Sun: The woman forgotten by science - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-37496677

Sport:
Football:

Tottenham Hotspur player receives damages for suffering brain damage - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-37541121

Sparta Prague: Players to train with women's team after 'sexist' comments -
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/37558116 This may be the definition of 'I see what you were trying to do but'.
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Culture:

Last call: What's happened to London's nightlife? - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-37546558

Why is the exposure of Elena Ferrante causing such outrage? - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-37556183

History:

Abandoned fire station basement in Dudley rediscovered - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-37553461

Germany Reunified 26 Years Ago But Some Divisions Are Still Strong -
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2016/10/03/germany-reunified-26-years-ago-but-some-divisions-are-still-strong/?utm_term=.b6c4aa13e2c1

Miscellaneous:

The Psychology of Victim-Blaming - https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2016/10/the-psychology-of-victim-blaming/502661/

An ex-FBI interrogator's tips on handling debate lies - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/election-us-2016-37432146

The Real Life Monopoly Board - http://londonist.com/2016/07/the-geographic-monopoly-board

Why can some people study as they listen to music, while others can't? -
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/magazine-37554681/why-can-some-people-study-as-they-listen-to-music-while-others-can-t Video not text

WTF Secret Lives Your Favorite Celebs Keep Under The Radar - http://www.cracked.com/blog/the-incredible-double-lives-your-favorite-celebrities/

Liverpool FC's first black player Howard Gayle wants MBEs changed - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-merseyside-37572943

Archbishop Desmond Tutu 'wants right to assisted death' - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-37587290

Is magic's glass ceiling vanishing? - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-37577537

News:

Compassion fatigue and the optician of Lampedusa - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-37485824

How Sweden became an exporter of jihad - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-37578919

Science:

Molecular Machinery: the 2016 Nobel Prize in Chemistry -
http://blogs.sciencemag.org/pipeline/archives/2016/10/05/molecular-machinery-the-2016-nobel-prize-in-chemistry

Sport:

Women's Sport Week 2016: Laura Kenny on equality, hair and Elton John -
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cycling/37466594

Women's Sport Week 2016: Hannah Cockroft on Paralympic prize money - http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/disability-sport/37544372

Boxing:

Tyson Fury: Barry McGuigan calls for new mental health fund for boxers -
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/boxing/37570429 In which Barry McGuigan is right, as usual.

Football:

Kosovo footballers to make home debut - in Albania - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-37560855

Technology:

How the street light has been given a hi-tech makeover - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-37522674
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Economics:

The Real Cost of Fast Fashion - https://www.buzzfeed.com/saraspary/these-asos-workers-are-paying-the-true-price-of-your-order?utm_term=.cyOe4kYOA#.xpdW0N15b

Ford and other firms to miss Paris Motor Show - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-37486174

Healthcare:

Young women at 'highest mental health risk' - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-37504679

History:

World War Two spy's row with wife 'almost ruined D-Day' - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-37483023

Miscellaneous:

The reality of life as a disabled clubber - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-37383822

US presidents can have everything - except the car keys - http://www.smh.com.au/world/us-presidents-can-have-everything--except-the-car-keys-20140506-zr5we.html

A world without Down's syndrome? - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-37500189

What's it like to be the child of a survivor? - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-37434266

Teesside's last blast furnace closure made men cry - what happened next? - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-37488281

Journalist Noor Tagouri to become first Muslim to appear in Playboy with a hijab -
http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/article/37483996/journalist-noor-tagouri-to-become-first-muslim-to-appear-in-playboy-with-a-hijab

Eight times Terry Wogan made us cry with laughter -
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/2pWR5yl7srfqNWYHwHj0Nsq/eight-times-terry-wogan-made-us-cry-with-laughter

Why the story of body-swapping teenagers has gripped Japan - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-37469662

Counterfeit drugs: 'People are dying every day' - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-37470667

News:

Colombia Farc ceasefire: The man who photographed a little-pictured war - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-37494029

California ends statute of limitations for rape over Cosby case - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-37504919

Thai women take dip in the road in pothole protest - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-trending-37485461

Syria war: The toy smuggler bringing bags of joy to children - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-37481761

Will and Kate's Canada tour highlights First Nations fury - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-37489827

Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi: The vandal of Timbuktu - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-37438360

South Asia's 'disposable women' - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-37472233

Politics:

The transgender Republican trying to change her party - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-37256151

Science:

Hawaiian bees are first on US endangered species list - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-37530284

First 'three person baby' born using new method - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-37485263

Sport:

Football:

Arsene Wenger's 20 years at Arsenal: An imperfect love story - http://www.eurosport.co.uk/football/premier-league/2015-2016/arsene-wenger-s-20-years-at-arsenal-an-imperfect-love-story_sto5883781/story.shtml

Arsene Wenger's 20 years at Arsenal: How will he be judged? - http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/37408155

Golf:

Arnold Palmer: How golfer defined sports marketing - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-37472934

Technology:

Customers 'bewildered and fearful' about use of their data - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-37476335
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Dance:

The performers proving age is no barrier to the stage - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-37321767

Data Visualisation:

RANDOM FOREST TUTORIAL: PREDICTING CRIME IN SAN FRANCISCO - https://algobeans.com/2016/08/25/random-forest-tutorial/?utm_content=bufferff041&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Maps and Data Visualisations with R - http://spatial.ly/r/

Film Industry:

Hollywood trans roles under fire - again - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-37312338

Food and Drink:

The fishy ingredient in beer that bothers vegetarians - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-37350233

History:

Documents 'shed light' on Scotswoman killed at Auschwitz - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-37350918

Miscellaneous:

Want to age well - how about never retiring? - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-37307347

The north/south weather divide on hottest day of year - http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/article/37358456/the-northsouth-weather-divide-on-hottest-day-of-year

The strange story of a seized Hanjin ship and its lonely crew - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-37335614

Can India really halve its road deaths? - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-37362728

Sport:

Football:

Football's biggest prize returns - but all its flaws are on show -
http://www.eurosport.co.uk/football/champions-league/2015-2016/football-s-biggest-prize-returns-but-all-its-flaws-are-on-show_sto5851921/story.shtml

Paralympics:

Rio Paralympics 2016: Alex Zanardi wins gold on eve of 15-year crash anniversary -
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/disability-sport/37368133

Technology:

Tank at 100: Baptism of fire, fear and blood - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-37302722

Theatre:

Race play's 'universal' message - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-37295732
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History:

A United Kingdom: The interracial marriage that made front page news -
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-37368941

The man stuffed and displayed like a wild animal - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-37344210

Miscellaneous:

Jackie Chan Hasn't Seen His Original Stunt Team In Decades. Then Realizes They're All Standing Behind Him -
http://www.sunnyskyz.com/happy-videos/5652/Jackie-Chan-Hasn-t-Seen-His-Original-Stunt-Team-In-Decades-Then-Realizes-They-re-All-Standing-Behind-Him#ugifL6ClkjGbLl85.99

Why is the US 'tampon tax' so hated? - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-37365286 Ever get the feeling the headline was written by a man? There is trying to remain impartial and then there's this.

World's oldest man, Yisrael Kristal, 113, to hold bar mitzvah - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-37375629

Music:

These are the last 10 tracks Carl Cox played at his Space residency in Ibiza -
http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/article/37417532/these-are-the-last-10-tracks-carl-cox-played-at-his-space-residency-in-ibiza

Skepta: Seven things you should know about the 2016 Mercury Prize winner -
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-37381581

Science:

Is India in the throes of a fever outbreak? - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-37415781

Sport:

Rachel Atherton: 'I don't need an Olympic medal' - http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cycling/37362656

A fresh chance to banish the curse of Mayo - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-37378935 Of course they lost, because they are Mayo.

Football:

Head injuries: Football's continuing failure highlighted yet again by treatment of Anthony Martial -
http://www.eurosport.co.uk/football/premier-league/2015-2016/head-injur_sto5863136/story.shtml

Naismith earns Goodison cheers despite helping sink Everton - http://www.eurosport.co.uk/football/naismith-earns-goodison-cheers-despite-helping-sink-everton_sto5867173/story.shtml

Olympics:

Rio Olympics 2016: How last-second gold changed taekwondo fighter's life -
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/taekwondo/37428292

Paralympics:

Gold medallist welcomed back from Rio – with gold wheelie bin - http://www.eurosport.co.uk/all-sports/le-buzz/2015/gold-medallist-welcomed-back-from-rio-with-gold-wheelie-bin_sto5863226/story.shtml

Rio 2016: The people who fix broken legs at the Paralympics - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/disability-37385671

Rugby League:

Women's Rugby League World Cup to be held alongside men's - http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-league/37348745

Leigh Centurions: Journey from despair to Super League delight - http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-league/37350474

Rugby Union:

Saved from the dark side: how Hong Kong’s rugby ‘Pigs’ are giving Philippine street kids a chance -
http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/article/2020234/saved-dark-side-how-hong-kongs-rugby-pigs-are-giving-philippine-street

Snooker:

German Masters: Anthony Hamilton beats Ali Carter to win first title -
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/snooker/38874907 Yay! and Finally!

Writers:

My grandfather Roald Dahl, the magician - https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/sep/13/my-grandfather-cast-a-spell-over-my-childhood
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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.

History:

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

Miscellaneous:

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 -
https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2016/09/marvel-jack-kirby-and-the-plight-of-the-comic-book-artist/498299/

News:

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

Science:

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

Sport:
Football:

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 -
http://lebuzz.eurosport.co.uk/viral/megan-rapinoe-kneels-during-usa-national-anthem-to-support-colin-kaepernick-18545/

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 -
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/37177613

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' -
http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/lightning/jt-brown-on-his-reality---as-a-black-athlete-in-the-nhl/2292690

Paralympics:

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 -
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/disability-sport/37232402

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.

Television:

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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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

History:

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

Miscellaneous:

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 -
http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/article/37317041/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

News:

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

Politics:

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.

Science:

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

Sport:

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

Football:

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

Paralympics:

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

Technology:

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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Films:

Why a Bollywood film has been accused of distorting history - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-37273221

Health:

These charts show how much of your life you will spend being sick -
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2015/09/19/these-charts-show-how-much-of-your-life-you-will-spend-being-sick/?utm_term=.fc4a52ceae55

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

Language:

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

Miscellaneous:

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/

Science:

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

Sport:

Cycling:

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

Football:

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 -
https://www.theguardian.com/football/2016/sep/04/kosovo-world-cup-2018-qualifier-finalnd

Paralympics:

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

Links

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Fandom:

What are the smuttiest ships? - http://witchsandwich.org/what-are-the-smuttiest-ships/

Films:

Pedro Almodovar: Why there was no room for comedy in my new film - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-37176126

The best 100 films of the 21st century, according to 177 film critics around the world -
https://qz.com/764287/the-best-100-films-of-the-21st-century-according-to-177-film-critics-around-the-world/ Let the arguing begin, although the list is reasonable.

Health:

Third 'given wrong initial heart attack diagnosis' - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-37215768

History:

Centenary of 'Spitfires of the Seas' - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-37156430

Joan of Arc’s Ring: A Question of Possession and Cultural Patrimony -
http://www.medievalists.net/2017/01/joan-arcs-ring-question-possession-cultural-patrimony/

Pocket Guide to Northern Ireland -
https://ia802703.us.archive.org/9/items/APocketGuideToNorthernIreland_781/w0051.pdf

Law:

REVERSE VOXSPLAINING: DRUGS VS. CHAIRS - http://slatestarcodex.com/2016/08/29/reverse-voxsplaining-drugs-vs-chairs/ More specifically, patent law

Law and Order:

Ramen is displacing tobacco as most popular US prison currency, study finds - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/aug/22/ramen-prison-currency-study

Cooking with ramen: Prisoners get creative - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-37164279

Two articles based on the same report.

Miscellaneous:

What parents really mean to say about exam results - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-37175844

Parents 'struggle' to find holiday care for learning disabled children - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-37177967

Go-getters in the ghettos: The bright side of France's migrant suburbs - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-37062048

What US counties are named after -
https://www.reddit.com/r/MapPorn/comments/4z7yj1/namesake_of_all_united_states_counties_4071x3019oc/

'London is most educated city in Europe' - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-37158445

Politics:

The social housing tenants miles from home - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-37196770

America’s elections are less swingy

Lopsided electoral-college margins now appear to be a thing of the past -
http://www.economist.com/blogs/graphicdetail/2016/08/daily-chart-18?fsrc=scn/tw/te/bl/ed/ (From before the last US elections)

Science:

The woman who discovered India's first HIV cases - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-37183012

United States Just Placed Bumblebees on Endangered Species List for First Time - http://millennial-review.com/2017/01/12/united-states-just-placed-bumblebees-endangered-species-list-first-time/

Read These Before You Write That Op-Ed - http://blogs.sciencemag.org/pipeline/archives/2016/08/30/read-these-before-you-write-that-op-ed About drug pricing

Could mouthwash combat gonorrhoea? - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-36765167

Sport:

Rio Paralympics: Two refugee Para-athletes named for Rio Paralympics - http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/disability-sport/37194903

The Olympic Games 2016 by Tom Jenkins - https://www.theguardian.com/sport/gallery/2016/aug/22/the-olympic-games-2016-by-tom-jenkins

Football:

Leicester fans light up stadium as floodlights fail in savage storm -
http://lebuzz.eurosport.co.uk/viral/photos-leicester-fans-light-up-stadium-as-floodlights-fail-in-savage-storm-18294/

How hooligans exposed the ugly rift in Croatian football - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-37190459

Celtic: Callum McGregor eager to learn Champions League opponents -
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/37184466 Sorry, I am a sucker from ballboy to first team stories.

Wycombe Wanderers' Matt Bloomfield: 'I knocked the ref's front teeth out' -
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/37163867 On the occasion of Bloomfield's 400 (!!!) game for Wycombe.

Rugby League:

Challenge Cup final: Warrington captain Chris Hill on plumbing and Wembley -
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-league/37160321

Technology:

Innovators vs Exploiters: Drug Pricing And The Future Of Pharma - https://lifescivc.com/2016/08/innovators-vs-exploiters-drug-pricing-future-pharma/

The tech helping disabled people dance, run and compete - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-37174157

The Australian town that wants to get off the grid - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-37115249

Links

Nov. 14th, 2014 05:51 pm
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Art:

The blind sculptor who thinks everyone should touch art - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-ouch-29837275

History:

Government to 'retire' some of its WW1 debt - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-29844961

The interesting bit to me comes later on in the story "The continued existence of the war bond debt illustrates the lasting shadow cast by World War One. According to the UK Treasury there are currently 11,200 registered holders of the bonds. Winston Churchill first issued “4% Consols” in 1927 when he was Chancellor partly to refinance bonds from the First World War. In addition to the war bonds, some of the debt being refinanced by the Treasury dates back to the 18th Century. One of these bonds was issued by William Gladstone in 1853 to consolidate the capital stock of the South Sea Company, which was founded in 1711. The South Sea Company collapsed during the South Sea Bubble financial crisis of 1720, leaving behind it a lot of debt."

Windscale Piles: Cockcroft's Follies avoided nuclear disaster - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cumbria-29803990

Language:

This 81-Year-Old Wrote a Dictionary to Save Her Tribe’s Dying Language - http://www.ryot.org/native-america-wukchumni-dictionary-language-extinction/855101 Just ignore the editorialising about the death of English because, horror of horrors, new neologisms are entering the language.

Law and Order:

How Louisiana Became The World's 'Prison Capital' - http://www.npr.org/2012/06/05/154352977/how-louisiana-became-the-worlds-prison-capital

Miscellaneous:

Meet the metal detectorists saving marriages - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-29800160 Other people are apparently as bad as I am for losing jewellery. Their's is just more important ;)

The Adventures of the World's Greatest Counterfeiter - http://www.gq.com/long-form/the-great-paper-caper Via @TwistedSifter on twitter.

How to Buy Food: The Psychology of the Supermarket - http://www.bonappetit.com/test-kitchen/how-to/article/supermarket-psychology Via @TwistedSifter on twitter.

How Different Groups Spend Their Day - http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2009/07/31/business/20080801-metrics-graphic.html?_r=0 The results of the American Time Use survey 2008. Via @TwistedSifter on twitter.

Five Ways to Lie with Charts - http://nautil.us/issue/19/illusions/five-ways-to-lie-with-charts

What lies beneath London? - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-29566275 From deep-level air raid shelters to the colossal Crossrail construction, beneath London lies a labyrinth of tunnels. BBC News delved underground to visit some of the capital's rarely seen subterranean spots.

Watch a Japanese Kokeshi Doll Emerge From a Spinning Block of Wood - http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2014/10/watch-a-japanese-kokeshi-doll-emerge-from-a-spinning-block-of-wood/

Baroness Trumpington profile: From Lloyd George to the Lords - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-27888144 She has worked at Bletchley Park, served as a headmaster's wife, mayor of Cambridge, a government whip and as a health minister. Besides this, she famously flicked a V-sign to her colleague Tom King during a Lords debate.

Who The Hell Keeps Calling Me? - http://digg.com/2014/when-gamergate-hits-the-wrong-target Or the gamergate idiots can't even dox the right people. Via [livejournal.com profile] nwhyte.

Science:

Geneticists tap human knockouts - http://www.nature.com/news/geneticists-tap-human-knockouts-1.16239 - Sequenced genomes reveal mutations that disable single genes and can point to new drugs. Although part of me wants to agree with the commenter on inthepipeline who pointed out that these aren't knockout mutations.

Ebola crisis: A village fights back in Sierra Leone - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-29899630 Or, yet more evidence that local knowledge is vital.

Why NASA Blew Up a Rocket Just After Launch - http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/10/141030-first-person-rocket-explosion-antares/ A National Geographic staffer's on-scene account of the Antares rocket failure.

Sports:

Two football/free speech articles:

FA made £350,000 from Twitter fines in just three years - https://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/blogs/early-doors/fa-made-%C2%A3350-000-from-twitter-fines-in-just-three-years-101858229.html

Pornhub sponsored team banned from football league - https://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/blogs/early-doors/pornhub-sponsored-team-banned-from-football-league-145621037.html#more-id

Football:

Rayo Vallecano fans produce brilliant, Simpsons-themed protest banners - https://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/blogs/early-doors/rayo-vallecano-fans-produce-brilliant--simpsons-themed-protest-banners-151633262.html#more-id Or, the Rayo Vallecano fans would like for their matches to not always be the Monday night match.

Formula 1:

Formula 1: Where does all the money go? - http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/formula1/29905081 Really interesting if you've got even a passing interest in F1, and it explains why the gap between the big teams and the rest never seems to get any smaller. (And when it does, it's because Ferrari have stuffed up, again. Why can you not hire engineers as good as your lawyers, Ferrari?)

Caterham & Marussia struggles highlight need for cost-cutting - FIA - http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/formula1/29841569 We've been saying this for years.

BBC pundit slams ‘disgraceful’ and 'unfair' Formula One - https://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/blogs/motorhead-uk/jordan--formula-one-is--unfair--and--disgrace-165218934.html#more-id

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Oct. 17th, 2014 03:55 pm
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Animals:

The Man Who Saves Cranes - http://www.audubonmagazine.org/articles/birds/man-who-saves-cranes

Quagga mussel: 'Dangerous' mollusc found near Heathrow Airport - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-surrey-29581949

I know this is actually serious but I can’t get past the vision of a mollusc with a knife threatening everyone for their lunch money.

Miscellaneous:

What It’s Like to Carry Your Nobel Prize through Airport Security - http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/2014/10/10/nobel-prize-airport-security/ via [livejournal.com profile] nwhyte

Science:

The fatal attraction of lead - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-29568505

Sport:

Boxing:

Boxing journeymen: sport's biggest losers or unappreciated artists? - http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/boxing/29520846

Even if you're not into boxing, this is an interesting insight into boxing as an industry.

Football:

England v San Marino: Simoncini - cheating death to facing Rooney - http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/29530004

Or a little bit of background about the San Marino team. And why I, along with all right thinking people, was cheering for them against England.

"I remember walking the dog thinking, 'This ain't for me'": The England star who quit to run a restaurant - https://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/blogs/early-doors/former-england-star-quit-football-to-run-restaurant-092346913.html

It must be said, he seems a lot happier now.

Price of Football: Ticket increases outstrip cost of living - http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/29614980

Some of the details are significantly more interesting than the overall view, like how Sheikh Mansour seems to be keeping Man City's ticket prices down.

Hedgehog stops game between Hitchin Town and Arlesey Town - http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/29612605

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Oct. 3rd, 2014 04:32 pm
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Animals:

Urban kingfishers making a home on London's waterways - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-29204055

US reroutes flights around Alaska beach in attempt to avoid walrus stampede - http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/oct/01/walrus-alaska-beach-trampled-death Walruses are the latest victims of global warming (via [livejournal.com profile] nwhyte)

The freedivers who swim with whales - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-29209139

Archaeology:

Greeks captivated by Alexander-era tomb at Amphipolis - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-29239529

Temple of Mithras: How do you put London's Roman shrine back together? - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-magazine-monitor-29309824

Beyond Angkor: How lasers revealed a lost city - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-29245289

Data Visualisations:

Mapping Murder - http://imgur.com/gallery/fo63erj - American homicide rate per 100,000 people (2012) I just really like the way they've visualised the data.

Map: Most Popular Female Names by State - http://i.imgur.com/DQ2Jhp3.gif From 1960 - 2012 Useful for the writers out there.

Map: Most Popular Male Names by State - http://i.imgur.com/xQeel1x.gif From 1960 - 2012 Useful for the writers out there.

History:

Day out at the gallows and other bygone photographic oddities - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-29246071 - Selections from Victorian and Edwardian era photography from the Woodhorn Museum and Northumberland Archives.

The UK was home to 250,000 Belgian refugees during World War One, the largest single influx in the country's history. So why did they vanish with little trace? - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-28857769

Language/Dialects/Etc:

Why is the Birmingham accent so difficult to mimic? - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-29307916

The rich: Exactly what does the terminology mean? - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-15822595

Miscellaneous:

Battle horse roundabout in Tewkesbury 'best in Britain' - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-gloucestershire-29407943

Don’t Be Ugly By Accident! - http://blog.okcupid.com/index.php/page/8/ - Or which photographs (including manufacturer, time and device) make you more likely to get OK Cupid hits.

Taboola: The internet firm at the forefront of 'click-bait' - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-29322578 Interesting stuff, certainly more interesting than the click-bait they produce.

Does job success depend on data rather than your CV? - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-29343425 Or companies doing ever wierder things to choose candidates.

Trying to improve childhood survival rates in Africa - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-29045065

Games for doctors - how the computer games industry is turning its attention to helping doctors improve their performance - http://www.bmj.com/content/349/bmj.g5642

Wasabi: Why invest in 'the hardest plant to grow'? - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-29082091

The father of 26 children who's helping to preach birth control - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-29258844

Buddha seems to bring tranquility to Oakland neighborhood - http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/johnson/article/Buddha-seems-to-bring-tranquillity-to-Oakland-5757592.php

The NSA claimed that it was only collecting metadata—a fact we now know is false—but even metadata can tell an intimate story - http://www.scottogle.net/my-most-intimate-self-portrait.html

Science:

Plutonium: The scary element that helps probe space's secrets - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-29274491

Can Memories Be Implanted and Then Removed? - http://www.newyorker.com/science/maria-konnikova/can-memories-implanted-removed

Terry Fox's cancer now highly curable researcher says - http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/terry-fox-s-cancer-now-highly-curable-researcher-says-1.2765316 Or science, we're working on it.

Sport:

Football:

Premier League: Chelsea and the madness of the loan game - http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/29280337 In short, Chelsea are up to something and whether it works or not could change how the Premier League does business (possibly turning it's business model closer to that of Italy).

Enner Valencia: West Ham striker on milking cows and Green Street - http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/29354623

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Sep. 18th, 2014 12:50 pm
redfiona99: (Thinking)
History and Archaeology:

Archaeologists Train "Monuments Men" to Save Syria's Past - http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/09/140903-syria-antiquities-looting-culture-heritage-archaeology/ Amid the devastation and danger of civil war, Syrian archaeologists and activists are risking their lives in the battle against looting.

Shang or Zhou dynasty sword found in Jiangsu - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-news-from-elsewhere-29108764 A Chinese boy has made the discovery of a lifetime by stumbling across a 3,000-year-old bronze sword in a river in Jiangsu Province.

Miscellaneous:

The elephant that flew - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-29060814 - The elephant story is somehow actually the least interesting bit.

Chocolate teapot proves useful - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-york-north-yorkshire-29126161 York-based chocolate experts were challenged to prove the sarcastic phrase "as useful as a chocolate teapot" wrong. Or, don't challenge Yorkshirefolk. They will go to extreme lengths to prove themselves right.

Music:

Mary Poppins songwriter 'thrilled' at Proms singalong - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-29160738 Alongside regular fixtures such as Land of Hope and Glory, this weekend's Last Night of the BBC Proms will feature a first - a massed audience singalong to the classic Disney score for Mary Poppins.

Songwriter Richard Sherman says he's delighted at the accolade - but that without Flanagan and Allen and Noel Coward none of it might have happened.

Science:

The Poison Squad: An Incredible History - http://www.esquire.com/blogs/food-for-men/poison-squad The early days of the proto-FDA.

What People Cured of Blindness See - http://www.newyorker.com/tech/elements/people-cured-blindness-see?src=mp

Deep sea 'mushroom' may be new branch of life - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-29054889

Spinosaurus fossil: 'Giant swimming dinosaur' unearthed - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-29143096

Dreadnoughtus - Enormous New Dinosaur as Formidable as Its Namesake Battleship - http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/09/140904-giant-sauropod-dinosaur-dreadnoughtus-argentina/

DNA evidence overturns 30-year convictions in US case - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-29039964

The Science of Raspberries - http://chempics.wordpress.com/2014/08/27/raspberry-rubus-idaeus/

Sports:

Premier League: What happens to footballers after being rejected? - http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/28950665 Or, oh boy do the Prem clubs ever need a better plan than just leaving their academy products out in the cold. Wigan, mysteriously, are the only club with a plan. I am having to be nice about Wigan!

Schalke unveil their new tunnel. It is awesome - https://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/blogs/early-doors/see-the-most-amazing-tunnel-in-football-as-schalke-unveil-masterpiece-162042500.html#more-id

Footballers (and families thereof) adapting to life in foreign countries - http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/29085943 I am not surprised that Kevin Keegan was one of the first English managers to understand this kind of problem.

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