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[BLOG] Some Thursday links

  • Andart’s Anders Sandberg links to an essay he co-wrote about human longevity. The lessons of centenarians are important, but they also indicate the problems with extended: the damage of ageing has to be slowed down or even repaired, somehow.
  • BlogTO has two photoposts about alternate subways in Toronto, one showing a 1913 proposal for a downtown route, the other examining the Lower Queen Station that could have anchored a Queen Street subway.
  • Crooked Timber and Lawyers, Guns and Money both go after Conor Friedersdorf’s article that doesn’t identify bigoted behaviour as bigoted.
  • The Dragon’s Gaze notes that the results of a search for exomoons, while not turning any up, has produced interesting data on planetary densities.
  • Eastern Approaches, looking to the examples of Arab Spring states, argues that Ukraine will have trouble getting back state assets appropriated by the Yanukovich elite.
  • Geocurrents wonders whether mealtimes in Spain are product of geography and climate.
  • Language Hat notes the disappearance of Yiddish as a major American language.
  • Marginal Revolution links to a paper asking whether too many cultural similarities can lead to interstate war and notes Ukraine’s weak post-Soviet economic growth.
  • The Planetary Society Blog features a Marc Rayman post talking about the Dawn probe’s maneuvering towards dwarf planet Ceres.
  • Steve Munro breaks down Toronto’s transit history into three different phases.
  • Torontoist goes into more detail about the school trustees who would like a crackdown on nudity at Pride.
  • Towleroad examines Liz Dahl, the second Russia Today anchor to quit on a live broadcast over Crimea.
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