Sunday Sundries

Miscellaneous items I found of interest during the week.

Our taxes are put to such worthwhile use!

Probabilistic predictions
via Data Is Plural — 2022.09.21 edition
Metaculus is a forecasting platform whose community has registered more than 1 million predictions on questions such as “Will a major nuclear power plant in Germany be operational on June 1, 2023?” The website’s API provides data on questions poseduser rankings, and other aspects of the platform. For each question, you can see its phrasing, date posed, creator, prediction type, the distribution of predictions, and more.

In praise of Ken Burns

The British Were Harvesting Soldiers’ Organs During WWI

Gaelic recordings made in Nova Scotia

Europe Free Online Historical Newspapers
The Ancestor Hunt has started this section. Nothing for the UK yet which is “under construction.”

Six recent discoveries that have changed how we think about human origins

Social media greenwashing by fossil fuel interests

Thanks to this week’s contributors: Anonymous, Brenda Turner, Glenn Wright, Sylvia Smith, Teresa, and Unknown.

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