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[BLOG] Some Friday links

  • At Acts of Minor Treason, Andrew Barton points out that despite its flaws, nuclear energy is still a much cleaner energy-production technology that fossil fuels.
  • Bad Astronomy’s Phil Plait looks at U Camelopardalis, a spectacularly dying red giant star 1400 light-years away that offers us a glimpse into our own star’s future.
  • Daniel Drezner finds it meaningful that two of the complaints made in the American Declaration of Independence were that the British Crown wasn’t promoting enough immigration and foreign trade.
  • Eastern Approaches takes a look at the controversy over the Ukrainian language law granting Russian official status.
  • The first Geocurrents link of the day looks at the origins of Corsican distinctiveness and Corsican separatist terrorism.
  • The second Geocurrents link of the day? An overview of different African populations claiming ancient Jewish descent, and their reasons for doing so.
  • Third Geocurrents link? The politicization of Phoenician ruins in modern Lebanon.
  • Supernova Condensate examines the whole Higgs boson affair.
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