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[BLOG] Some Friday links

  • Continuing on the Chelyabinsk meteor front, Bad Astronomy, Joe. My. God., and Towleroad all have more video and photos.
  • 80 Beats confirms that cosmic rays–high-energy particle travelling the universe at the speed of light–are produced by supernovas.
  • The Burgh Diaspora makes the point that higher density doesn’t necessarily translate to greater economic productivity.
  • Centauri Dreams’ Paul Gilster speculates about the consequences of contact with extraterrestrial intelligence, pointing to the cargo cults of Melanesia.
  • A Fistful of Euros’ Brent Whelan thinks that the left is poised to take over Italy in the coming elections.
  • Geocurrents’ Asya Pereltsvaig maps ethnicity and political parties in Israel.
  • In a pair of posts at Lawyers, Guns and Money, the long-term consequences of the timber economy in northwestern North America are explored, among which is the presence of pot farmers opposed to legalizing marijuana.
  • Torontoist reports on a pedestrians’ lobbyist group recently formed in Toronto.
  • Window on Eurasia advances the argument of some that Russia is preparing to cut off the North Caucasus, severing the ties of these largely non-Russian districts and making them into satellites on the model of Abkhazia.
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