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[BLOG] Some Monday links

  • Beyond the Beyond’s Bruce Sterling is skeptical that plans to archive vast quantities of archived data accumulated over decades, even centuries, are going to be viable.
  • The Burgh Diaspora notes that for southern Europeans, Latin America is once again emerging as a destination–this time, the migration is of professionals seeking opportunities they can’t find at home.
  • The Dragon’s Tales’ Will Baird links to a proposal by biologists that life initially evolved in highly saline environments.
  • Democracy is still fragile in the former Soviet republic of Georgia, Eastern Approaches notes.
  • Odd placenames in Minnesota are analyzed at Far Outliers.
  • A Fistful of Euros’ Alex Harrowell notes the translation problems surrounding the Nazi term volkisch, liking one recent translator’s suggestion that “racist” works best.
  • Razib Khan at GNXP introduces readers to the historical background behind the recent ethnic conflict in Burma.
  • Itching for Eestimaa’s Guistino takes a look at same-sex marriage in Estonia.
  • Savage Minds reviews Nicholas Shaxson’s book Treasure Islands, which took a look at offshore banking centres like Cyprus.
  • Torontoist’s Kevin Plummer describes the background behind Elvis’ 1957 performances in Toronto.
  • The negative effects of mass migration to Russia from Central Asia on sending countries, especially the republics of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, are introduced at Window on Eurasia.
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