Assorted Personal Notations, Essays, and Other Jottings
[BLOG] Some Monday links
80 Beats notes the introduction of commercial crawfish fishing on mountainous Lake Tahoe, instituted with the intent of controlling an invasive species.</li
Bad Astronomy’s Phil Plait celebrates the first image taken by NASA’s NuSTAR X-ray telescope, of famous black hole Cygnus X-1.
Edward Hugh at A Fistful of Euros is very gloomy about Portugal’s future.
The Global Sociology Blog celebrates Fernando Henrique Cardoso, sociologist and Brazilian president.
Marginal Revolution’s Tyler Cowen makes a confusing post, noting that some of the best-performing capitalist economies in the 1950s were Caribbean and/or colonial but going on from there to make unsupportable generalizations about Communist economies (rapid catch-up growth in the Communist bloc at the time, too).
Slap Upside the Head notes that the “gay panic defense” of the Australian state of Queensland is being challenged by a petition campaign.