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Jul. 9th, 2017 02:34 pm
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Architecture:

Notes from Holland - http://spacing.ca/national/2016/09/12/notes-from-holland/

Healthcare:

Illnesses associated with lifestyle cost the NHS £11bn - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-37451773

The doctor who wants to make his town better - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-37338995

Literature:

Seamus Heaney: A fitting home for a much-loved poet - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-37439655

Miscellaneous:

Making Sense of Modern Pornography - http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2016/09/26/making-sense-of-modern-pornography

Redcar steelworks: Health fears over steelworks clean-up - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tees-37439583

Garbage City: The scavengers making a fortune from other people's rubbish -
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-37453169

Maria da Penha: The woman who changed Brazil's domestic violence laws - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-37429051

One woman's lonely struggle against famine in Yemen - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-37429043

Mosul: Smuggled diary reveals life of fear under IS - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-37411167

Politics:

The race for North Carolina's early votes - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/election-us-2016-37453539 From before the last US election

Can you be politically active if you have young children? - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-37417174

Science:

Genetically modified mosquitoes could wipe out the world's most deadly viruses. If we let them. -
http://fusion.kinja.com/genetically-modified-mosquitoes-could-wipe-out-the-worl-1793862023 I think this is excessively optimistic on the GMO animals front but interesting nonetheless.

Man v rat: could the long war soon be over? - https://www.theguardian.com/science/2016/sep/20/man-v-rat-war-could-the-long-war-soon-be-over

Sport:

Arnold Palmer obituary - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-37469392

Horse racing:

Frankie Dettori: Jockey recalls 'Magnificent Seven' at Ascot 20 years on - http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/horse-racing/37416300

Rugby:

World Rugby’s zero tolerance on head injuries is not just a pipe dream -
https://www.theguardian.com/sport/blog/2016/sep/25/world-rugby-head-injuries-sean-ingle Refers to other sports as well.

Ben Ryan: Pacific Islands becoming rugby's 'Wild West', says ex-Fiji sevens coach -
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/37340730 The man's got a point

Technology:

Is artificial intelligence permanently inscrutable? - http://nautil.us/issue/40/learning/is-artificial-intelligence-permanently-inscrutable

Meeting Cellebrite - Israel's master phone crackers - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-37441109

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Apr. 18th, 2014 04:45 pm
redfiona99: (Thinking)
Miscellaneous:

The trouble blind people have with £1 coins - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-magazine-monitor-26637515

The best apps for any kind of writing - http://lifehacker.com/the-best-apps-for-any-kind-of-writing-1563998071?utm_campaign=socialflow_lifehacker_twitter&utm_source=lifehacker_twitter&utm_medium=socialflow (Care of @mrschristine on twitter)

Sport:

Formula 1 - Exactly what all those steering wheel buttons do - http://www.sauberf1team.com/fileadmin/user_upload/redactors/documents/pdf/2014_SteeringWheel_EN_lr.pdf The Sauber F1 team have released an infographic about what all the buttons on the steering wheel do. (Care of @sidepodcast on twitter)

Golf - Jeff Knox, the man who lives every helpless hacker's dream - http://www.theguardian.com/sport/blog/2013/apr/14/the-masters-jeff-knox

Horse racing:

The art of falling off a racehorse - http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/horse-racing/26871933

The Grand National delivers another implausible, romantic tale - http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/horse-racing/26907245

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Mar. 28th, 2013 04:07 pm
redfiona99: (Thinking)
About the Injured Jockey's Fund and one particular case where they've helped - http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/horse-racing/21895324

The pleasures and perils of the open-plan office - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-21878739

What's gone wrong with the scrum? - http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/rugby-union/21952652

Meanwhile, rugby league is trying to do something constructive - "Castleford Tigers head coach Ian Millward believes match officials would benefit from increased dialogue with players and coaches." http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/rugby-league/21954042

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Mar. 22nd, 2013 11:47 am
redfiona99: (Thinking)
The Dark Side Of Silence - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-21784548

Yuvraj Singh talking about writing his memoir of his battle against cancer - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-21840711

Davy Russell who is back after his punctured lung, 6 days later - http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/horse-racing/21859935 Then again, he did carry on riding with it for 2 races. There's a word for the jockeys, and I'm not sure if it's brave or foolhardy.

There's another really good horse racing article here - http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/horse-racing/21808874

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