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[BLOG] Some Tuesday links

  • Over at Bad Astronomy, Phil Plait reproduces a map showing how temperatures across most of North America are substantially higher than normal, and notes that so far the climate changes resemble the early predicted effects of climate change.
  • BagNewsNotes’ Michael Shaw notes that of the three pictures of Anderson Cooper used to illustrated his coming-out blog post, two of them feature him in war zones. What does this choice of photographs say?
  • Will Baird at The Dragon’s Tales let me know that apparently dinosaurs were feathered, or at least that feathers were much more common than previously assumed.
  • Geocurrents observes that plans in Ethiopia to build dams on the Nile to support Ethiopian economic development are making Egypt, dependent on the waters of the Nile, worried.
  • Guistino at Itching for Eestimaa considers genetic diversity–and, of necessity, past and present ethnic diversity–in modern Estonia.
  • I only hope that the anecdote that The Power and the Money’s Noel Maurer shares about two New Yorkers’ ignoring an assault victim was a joke.
  • Registan’s Casey Michel writes about how ongoing disputes over maritime boundaries on the Caspian Sea between the five littoral states–Russia, Iran, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, and Kazakhstan–are starting to produce serious problems.

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