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[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.
  • Two posts from Supernova Condensate, one regarding an ancient fossil mushroom, the other discussing the SF trope of habitable moons.
  • Towleroad notes that the European Union now requires aspirant member states to respect gay rights.
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