A new analysis published in Science by researches from Oxford on reducing food's environmental impact through producers and consumers has found that reducing meat and dairy is the single biggest way to reduce your environmental impact on the planet, far bigger than reducing flights or driving an electric car. The study gathered date from 38,000 farms in 119 countries across 40 food products. The results show that 80% of farmland is used for livestock which produces just 18% of food calories and 35% of protein.
Direct provision is a system in Ireland that was put in place in 1999 in order to provide accommodation and care for refugees seeking asylum. Direct provision was created as an emergency measure before large numbers of asylum seekers entered Ireland.
Mercedes-Benz has partnered with the Thai Health Foundation to develop a set of symbols that medical staff can use with patients to describe pain, particularly when language barriers result in miscommunication and possible mis-diagnosis. Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vans are widely used as medical and ambulance vehicles around the world.
In Akimbo episode 12, Seth talks about freelancing, what it takes to become a good freelancer and why to strive to become a category of one. He talks about differentiating your freelance work from the comodity levels of a category.
A fascinating article on theoutline.com about Sfyria, a whistling based language in remote villages on the Greek islands, which is going extinct. The whistling language is/was used to communicate short messages over large distances, such as large farm fields and mountain areas. The higher pitch of a whistle is more distinguishable by the human ear of long distance.
I recently discovered the Developer Tea podcast, which is great. The podcast delivers bit-sized pieces of life advice, aimed at developers, but are applicable and can be of help to everyone. This particular episode discusses 3 problems every developer faces, such as dealing with burnout.
The Irish Film Institute has made a number of historical news reels available online, including footage of the shelling of The Four Courts and Michael Collins' fighting speech on College Green in 1942.