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[BLOG] Some Thursday links

  • Acts of Minor Treason’s Andrew Barton features a photo of an astonishingly long lineup of buses in Ottawa. I thought Dufferin Street could be bad!
  • Anthropology.net reports on a huge find of ancient hominin remains in South Africa.
  • Bad Astronomy’s Phil Plait reports on the new supernova in M82.
  • Beyond the Beyond links to an approving review of a book on Internet art.
  • The Big Picture has an extended photoessay of the Circassian minority in Sochi, remnant of mid-19th century ethnic cleansing.
  • Centauri Dreams examines the study of the circumstellar disk of HD 142527, a distant star that apparently has a protoplanetary belt out 160 AU, far further than the Kuiper belt or any theory of planetary formation.
  • The Language Log takes a look at the use of the word “iguana” to denote a shady character, tracing it to Florida and Charlie Crist.
  • Lawyers, Guns and Money looks at the migration forced by free-trade agreements.
  • Marginal Revolution reports that, to stave off a financial crisis, Argentina has begun limiting online shopping.
  • The Planetary Society’s Emily Lakdawalla has more on the M82 supernova.
  • Supernova Condensate examines the ocean planet and the trope’s use in science fiction. If anything, it may be underused!
  • At Torontoist, John Barber despairs of a debate on transit in the upcoming Toronto mayoral election.
  • Window on Eurasia suggests Russian neo-Nazi violence is becoming focused more against Central Asians than Caucasians.
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