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[BLOG] Some Friday links

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  • Bad Astronomy’s Phil Plait shares evidence that a Lake Ontario worth of water is present, in the form of subsurface ice, in Mercury’s polar regions.
  • blogTO profiles the life and latest releases of one-time punk band adolescent frontwoman Chandra Oppenheim.
  • Centauri Dreams features a guest essay by Andrew Lepage on Alpha Centauri Bb, still quite possible.
  • The Dragon’s Gaze links to one paper examining the study of the atmospheres of extrasolar planets and brown dwarfs and links to another that seeks to explain the orbits in the system of Fomalhaut.
  • The Dragon’s Tales reports on Chinese involvement in South Sudan and suggests that Lockheed’s announcement of a working fusion reactor is being greeted skeptically.
  • Marginal Revolution suggests advocates of open borders need more research to support their positions.
  • Personal Reflections’ Jim Belshaw fears for the economic future of the world.
  • Towleroad reports that magistrates in North Carolina are required to perform same-sex marriages or face removal.
  • Transit Toronto examines the consequences of last night’s flooding for the TTC system.
  • Why I Love Toronto likes Summerhill Avenue.
  • Window on Eurasia suggests Russian liberals like Navalny are unwilling to challenge Russian policies in Ukraine.
  • The World reports on the latest developments in Spain re: Catalonian separatism.

[BLOG] Some Thursday links

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  • blogTO shares ten interesting facts about Scarborough.
  • The Dragon’s Gaze looks at orbits where two or more objects can share a path.
  • The Dragon’s Tales reports on Lockheed’s allegedly promising plan for near-term fusion reactors.
  • Eastern Approaches notes concerns about media bias in Slovakian print media.
  • Geocurrents notes how recent events show that Ukraine does not cleave neatly into pro- and anti-Russian halves.
  • Joe. My. God. observes that the Micronesian state of Palau has decriminalized homosexuality.
  • Language Hat looks at the history of how fonts get their names.
  • Marginal Revolution notes the arguably stagnant and over-regulated labour market of France.
  • James Nicoll has announced his ongoing effort, to commemorate the Cuban missile crisis, to review books on nuclear war.
  • The Planetary Society Blog’s Emily Lakdawalla notes that astronomers have found a second small Kuiper belt object for the New Horizons probe to survey.
  • Spacing Toronto blogs about the demographic and economic challenges of millennials in Canadian cities.
  • Towleroad looks at problems with gay intimacy visibility on American television.
  • Window on Eurasia considers tensions over migration in post-Soviet Russia.
  • The World notes the devastating impact on living standards of the Greek recession.

[BLOG] Some Wednesday links

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  • blogTO shares vintage pictures of University Avenue.
  • Centauri Dreams imagines, with the help of the Impressionists, deep time.
  • The Dragon’s Gaze links to a paper examining ancient hot Jupiter KOI-183b.
  • The Everyday Sociology Blog considers ways violence can be understood as a contingent sociological phenomenon.
  • A Fistful of Euros’ Edward Hugh does not think that criticizing Germany for its economic policies is a good idea.
  • Joe. My. God. shares Australia’s stunning anti-immigration ads.
  • Languages of the World’s Asya Perelstvaig shares an old post noting Russia’s significant issues.
  • Marginal Revolution notes that low female participation in the Japanese economy threatens the country’s future.
  • Torontoist shares an argument in favour of lowering speed limits to save lives.
  • Towelroad notes American criticism of a new anti-gay law in Kyrgyzstan.
  • Window on Eurasia notes that Russia’s economy is likely to stagnate and warns Ukrainians that Russian imperialism towards Ukraine is popular and will outlast Putin.

[BLOG] Some Tuesday links

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  • 3 Quarks Daily talks about the complexities of gentrification in Brooklyn.
  • A BCer in Toronto wonders where school trustee Harout Manougian stands on the subject of gay-straight alliances.
  • Centauri Dreams discusses the mapping of the weather on WASP-43b.
  • The Dragon’s Tales links to a paper discussing the complexities of mapping the non-spherical moons of Mars.
  • Far Outliers looks at the role of ethnic minorities in late 19th century Pacific coast baseball in the US.
  • Language Hat looks at folkloric elements in the Russian Chronicles.
  • Savage Minds celebrates the 13th of October as Indigenous Peoples Day.
  • Window on Eurasia suggests that the Ukrainian war has radicalized the Russian right.

[BLOG] Some Monday links

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  • Bad Astronomy shares a picture of the astonishingly crowded center of the Milky Way galaxy.
  • blogTO recommends things to do in the Junction and Liberty Village.
  • Centauri Dreans notes an interesting new binary star discovery, one where a hot Jupiter orbits each star.
  • The Dragon’s Gaze reports on further research done of a close brown dwarf.
  • The Frailest Thing notes an interview with spaceflight proponent Elon Musk painting him as a messianic figure, a Moses or Noah.
  • Marginal Revolution links to a paper suggesting that western Europe experienced growign longevity from an early age.
  • The New APPS Blog notes the intersections of philosophy, religion, and euthanasia.
  • Registan notes the arrival of Islamic banking in the former Soviet Union.
  • Steve Munro notes the return of streetcar service to Queens Quay.
  • Torontoist is skeptical of Olivia Chow’s transit plan, not detailed enough.
  • Towleorad reports on a Russian exchange student in the United States who has claimed asylum and reports on civil unions’ new introduction in Chile.
  • Window on Eurasia notes the weaknesses of the Belarusian economy, observes the linguistic links between Crimean Tatars and various north Caucasian peoples, argues that 1600 Russian soldiers have died, observes Russian belief that China is an ally, and notes that older Muslim communities in Moscow separate themselves from the newer immigrant communities.

[BLOG] Some Friday links

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  • blogTO looks at what the Financial District was like in the 1970s and 1980s, recommends things to do in Little Italy, and has ten quirky facts about the Toronto Islands.
  • Centauri Dreams notes simulations of how solitary stars like our own Sun are formed.
  • The Dragon’s Gaze links to a paper noting that evidence of a planetary system outside our own was first gathered in 1917, from a spectrum taken of Van Maanen’s Star. It was only a matter of no one recognizing what the spectrum meant.
  • Marginal Revolution notes a study of filesharing services suggesting that rich countries tend to see music downloads while poor ones download movies.
  • The Planetary Science Blog takes a look at the discoveries of Dawn at proto-planet Vesta.
  • pollotenchegg maps changes in industrial production in Ukraine, noting a collapse in rebel-held areas in the east.
  • The Power and the Money’s Noel Maurer compares the proposed Home Rule that would have been granted to Ireland in 1914 with current proposals for Scotland.
  • Torontoist notes that despite population growth nearby, the Redpath Sugar Factory will be staying put.
  • Towleroad notes that Estonia has become the first post-Soviet nation to recognize same-sex partnerships.
  • Why I Love Toronto recommends Friday night events at the Royal Ontario Museum.
  • Window on Eurasia suggests that the collapse of Russian civil society is a responsibility of Russian citizens as well as of their state.

[LINK] Three classics Geocurrent posts at Languages of the World: Birobidzhan, Karelia, Crimea

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Over at Languages of the World, Asya Perelstvaig has been reposting some of her old Geocurrents posts. Three I particularly like involve Birobidzhan, the attempted Jewish homeland in Soviet Siberia, the Russian-Finnish borderlands including Karelia, and the history of the Crimean Tatars.

Written by Randy McDonald

October 9, 2014 at 8:29 pm

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