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[BLOG] Some Thursday links

  • Anthropology notes the latest archeological findings suggesting that Easter Island was not destroyed by war.
  • Beyond the Beyond’s Bruce Sterling notes that Wired will now no longer be allowing people with ad blockers to access the site.
  • The Dragon’s Gaze notes the likely existence of a substantial gas giant in the disk of TW Hydrae and describes a Neptune-type world found through microlensing.
  • The Dragon’s Gaze links to a paper suggesting, on the basis of the geology of Mars, that the early atmosphere was dominated by carbon dioxide with little oxygen.
  • Joe. My. God. links to the audio track of the new Pet Shop Boys single, “The Pop Kids”.
  • Lawyers, Guns and Money notes opposition to the TPP in Indonesia.
  • Language Log notes a poster from the Second World War era United States propagandizing against the use of German, Italian, and Japanese.
  • Personal Reflections’ Jim Belshaw contrasts Australia’s response to the Syrian refugee crisis with Canada’s.
  • The Power and the Money’s Noel Maurer notes that Mexico’s PEMEX may be in bad shape.
  • Spacing Toronto shares John Lorinc’s skeptical essay about transit in Toronto. Grand schemes are great, but what about implementation?
  • Strange Maps maps Brexit, in various dimensions.
  • Torontoist suggests this city can learn from Detroit when it comes to repurposing vacant lots.
  • Window on Eurasia notes the growth of separate Muslim and Christian neighbourhoods in many cities.
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