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History:

1940-1944 - Inside the Lodz Ghetto - A record of atrocity and resistance, buried in a wooden box - http://mashable.com/2017/04/02/inside-the-lodz-ghetto/?utm_cid=mash-com-fb-main-link#NBiv38JvJZqP

Languages:

How to revive Massachusetts’ first language - http://www.bostonglobe.com/ideas/2017/03/25/how-revive-massachusetts-first-language/WflCNBgviT0cdGfbRNd1YL/story.html

News:

Deliveroo riders seek to unionise and gain workers' rights - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-37905425

Why did some French women walk out of work early? - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-37894042

New benefit cap starts amid fears for single parents - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-37873922

'One-fifth of cancer patients face work discrimination' - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-37861712

Photography:

Finalists For The 2016 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards - http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/10/21/498598369/photos-finalists-for-the-2016-comedy-wildlife-photography-awards The eagle is my favourite.

Sport:

AFL vows to work harder to eradicate racism after Adelaide incidents -
https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/apr/11/afl-vows-to-work-harder-to-eradicate-racism-after-adelaide-incidents

Cricket:

India v England: Stuart Broad says selectors' patience helped him to 100 Test caps -
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/37884835

Rugby League:

Ruan Sims: Cronulla Sharks deal is first paid women's league contract - http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-league/37897101 All the Sims siblings are terrifyingly good at rugby.

Huddersfield's Eorl Crabtree retires from rugby league - http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-league/37893816 Yes, he's the one wrestling fans might have seen lurking occasionally when the WWE come over here.

Rugby Union:

Ireland v New Zealand: Joe Schmidt says there is no gulf in class - http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/37894629
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Architecture:

Italy earthquake: Why so many houses collapsed - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-37522660

Healthcare:

Frank Pantridge, the 'father of emergency medicine' - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-37540915

James Lind: The man who helped to cure scurvy with lemons - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-37320399

The hidden trauma of being torn during childbirth - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-37506001

Miscellaneous:

10 Bars at the End of the World - http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/essential-guide-to-bars-at-the-end-of-the-world Should it worry me that I have been to one, and past another.

Humans: Unusually Murderous Mammals, Typically Murderous Primates -
https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2016/09/humans-are-unusually-violent-mammals-but-averagely-violent-primates/501935/

Will Brexit be a boon for tourists? - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-37349820

Do the clothes we wear define us? - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-37488811

Plastic bag charge: Could fee be applied to other packaging? - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-37504109

The magpie that saved a family - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-37519032

Louis Theroux: Looking back on Jimmy Savile - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-37517619

Languages:

What a stupid Scrabble article taught me about Welsh - https://medium.com/@1ngi/what-a-stupid-scrabble-article-taught-me-about-welsh-bc4f315490c9

Music:

A summer with Blossoms: 150 gigs, 45 festivals and two weeks at number one -
http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/article/37493716/a-summer-with-blossoms-150-gigs-45-festivals-and-two-weeks-at-number-one

Politics:

Whistle-blower who took on Spain's ruling elite - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-37543182

Why Our Wonderful NHS Is So Close To My Heart - http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/mark-serwotka/nhs-conservative-party_b_12329644.html?1475586040&

Science:

Right Hand, Left Hand, Either Hand - http://blogs.sciencemag.org/pipeline/archives/2016/09/28/right-hand-left-hand-either-hand Containing one of the best explanations of chirality I have ever read.

Sport:

Daniel Wilkinson death: 'Too many are being lost to cardiac issues' - experts -
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/37347490

Cycling:

Rio Olympics 2016: Dutch cyclist Annemiek van Vleuten on horror crash -
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cycling/37550889

Rugby League:

Jack Smith: Ex-Royal Marine shot on duty in 2010 becomes full-time RFL referee -
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-league/37551996

Technology:

Is the world wide web a waste of water? - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-37471911
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Archaeology:

He was murdered 1,400 years ago - http://www.medievalists.net/2017/02/murdered-1400-years-ago/

Food:

Around the World in Pancakes - http://www.seriouseats.com/2015/05/pancakes-around-the-world.html

History:

Laws and Original Order - https://www.foiman.com/archives/2437

We've been using the Gregorian calendar for 434 years. It’s still bizarre. -
https://www.vox.com/2016/10/4/13147306/434th-gregorian-calendar-anniversary-google-doogle

Where are the blue plaques for black and Asian people? - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-37450922

Blundeston Prison: Inside Reggie Kray's old prison cell - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-37449347

Languages:

Maltese Phrases You Just Can't Translate
- https://lovinmalta.com/malta/maltese-phrase-you-cannot-translate At least in part because I love the sub-title 'Well, you can... but you'll sound crazy.'

Miscellaneous:

Life on the road as a female lorry driver - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-37236082

M6/A38: Why so many road works into Birmingham? - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-37473710

The MI5 spy who saved children from a UK bomb attack - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-37504999

Operation Julie: How I infiltrated a drugs gang - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-37439797

Politics:

More Wealth, More Jobs, but Not for Everyone: What Fuels the Backlash on Trade - https://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/29/business/economy/more-wealth-more-jobs-but-not-for-everyone-what-fuels-the-backlash-on-trade.html?_r=1

Science:

The leap second: why 2016 will be exactly one second longer than expected -
https://www.vox.com/2016/7/12/12148980/leap-second-2016

How We'll Tackle Diseases That Are Becoming Untreatable -
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/09/antibiotic-resistance-bacteria-disease-united-nations-health/

Sport:

What You Don't Know About Being a GM - https://www.theplayerstribune.com/jim-rutherford-what-you-dont-know-about-being-a-gm/

The NFL Is Losing to English Football in the Export Game - https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-09-30/the-nfl-is-losing-to-english-football-in-the-export-game?utm_content=business&utm_campaign=socialflow-organic&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&cmpid%253D=socialflow-twitter-business

Figuring out fatigue: A tired brain can hinder performance as much as a tired muscle -
https://www.si.com/edge/2016/09/27/mental-fatigue-sports-tired-athlete-brain-training-warriors-leicester-city

Motorsport:

Mercedes to enter Formula E in 2018 - http://www.eurosport.co.uk/formula-e/mercedes-to-enter-formula-e-in-2018_sto5892535/story.shtml This is big news.

Statistics:

McKenzie: The real story of how Corsi got its name - http://www.tsn.ca/talent/mckenzie-the-story-of-how-corsi-got-its-name-1.100011

Technology:

These unlucky people have names that break computers - http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20160325-the-names-that-break-computer-systems Not so much her name, but my Mum once caused problems because her father's DOB was 1909 and the pulldown box at her job's HR system only went back to 1920. It was hilarious.

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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

Links

Jun. 13th, 2014 04:57 pm
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Science:

Citizen science app hopes to create buzz for bee survey - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-27764163 I’m getting visions of bees in tricorns going “I am Citizen Bee”.

Submarines:

The Menace Under The Sea - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-27711487 Mostly for this little factoid "Submariners were viewed as pirates - and Royal Navy submarines still fly the "jolly roger" today as a way of nodding to that part of their tradition."

Interesting Time-Lapses:

Turning a football stadium into a boxing ring - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzgWm905iZ8

Language and Football:

World Cup 2014: How Brazilian football has a language of its own - http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/27717450 I promise you it's more about the development of languages than football, and just uses that as the exemplar.

Names and Football:

World Cup 2014: Meet the Brazilian Linekers - http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/27785048

Football:

50 World Cup Facts - https://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/photos/100-extraordinary-amazing-inspiring-and-incredible-world-cup-facts-1402004462-slideshow/

50 More World Cup Facts - https://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/photos/100-extraordinary-inspiring-and-incredible-world-cup-facts-part-two-1402476333-slideshow/

How World Cup rituals can benefit performance - https://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/blogs/the-rio-report/world-cup-superstitions-benefit-performance-091326660.html

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