Assorted Personal Notations, Essays, and Other Jottings
[BLOG] Some Thursday links
blogTO lists five things Toronto could learn from Barcelona.
The Dragon’s Tales links to one paper analyzing the distribution of methane in Titan’s atmosphere, a news item suggesting the survival of some Ediacaran fauna in the deep ocean, and expresses concern about the course of the war in eastern Ukraine.
Eastern Approaches considers the political complexities of the Slovak national uprising in the Second World War in modern Czechoslovakia.
Far Outliers notes the complaints of Tsar Nicholas I in 1853, on the eve of the Crimean War, about Europe.
Joe. My. God. has a photo of the lineup in New York City for the release of the iPhone 6.
Language Hat analyses the etymology of the Scots Gaelic word “geas”, as used in Charlie Stross’ laundry novels.
Marginal Revolution warns Scotland and the United Kingdom could face a currency crisis if Scotland leaves.
The Planetary Society’s Emily Lakdawalla examines the final years of the Cassini mission int he Saturn system.
Registan examines traficking on the Pamir Highway connecting Tajikistan to Afghanistan.
Towleroad notes controversy around a Toronto-based Pakistani author’s children’s book about a child and a gay uncle.
Window on Eurasia notes the decline of the proportion of ethnic Russians in parts of Siberia, and suggests Russian sponsorship of the war in Ukraine makes it all the less likely that Ukrainians will care about ethnic Russian concerns post-war.