Links I Liked
How a Viral Eye Roll broke the silence on China’s heavily censored web
Stephen Hawking had pinned his hopes on ‘M-theory’ to fully explain the universe – here’s what it is
- If you live in Brixton, love London, or are a generally sentient human being, watch Molly Dineen’s new film: ‘a unique insight into being black in Britain in 2018, told through the story of renowned record shop owner and music producer, Blacker Dread.’India and Pakistan are literally ringing each other’s doorbells at night and then running away. ht Iain Marlow
- Oxfam appoints former UN official to head independent commission on sexual abuse and exploitation
- “The danger of this donor reaction to the Oxfam scandal is that other NGOs with less robust procedures will shy away from being open about abuse.”
China’s cities are tackling air pollution at high speed. Here’s how.
China to set up a new International Development Cooperation Agency – more like DFID than USAID.
Tim Harford’s guide to how to read stats
Liverpool FC’s Mohamed Salah’s (frequent) goal celebrations provide a guide to British Muslimness. When Salah scores, the Liverpool fans sing ‘If he’s good enough for you he’s good enough for me. If he scores another few then I’ll be Muslim too’.
London Mayor Sadiq Khan reading out his tweets starts off funny, then rapidly gets very grim indeed