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[BLOG] Some Wednesday links

  • Centauri Dreams looks at the massive flares of red dwarf TVLM 513.
  • The Dragon’s Gaze links to a paper suggesting that M-class red dwarfs have less massive protoplanetary disks than other stars but more massive planets.
  • The Dragon’s Tales notes new research suggesting that Earth’s grat oxygenation event was preceded by another.
  • Geocurrents looks at Fiji’s Kiribati-administered Banaba Island.
  • Language Hat is skeptical about the idea that computer programs could automatically reconstruct ancient languages.
  • Language Log notes research about hesitation markers in Germanic languages.
  • Lawyers, Guns and Money notes Richard Posner’s criticism of anti-abortion obstacle courses.
  • Marginal Revolution comes out in favour of Syrian refugee admission.
  • Johnny Pez wonders what it is with white men.
  • Towleroad notes a Cook Islands ban on same-sex couples renewing their vows.
  • Transit Toronto notes the ongoing removal of many streetcar stops.
  • Window on Eurasia suggests Russia will work with Iran to undermine Saudi Arabia by supporting Shi’a, and argues current mindsets suggest Russia will remain a threat to Ukraine and its other neighbours for some time.
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