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[BLOG] Some Friday links

  • Beyond the Beyond links to an exhibition of art by a Brazilian inspired by War of the Worlds.
  • blogTO shares photos of Vaughan’s new library.
  • Centauri Dreams reports on the difficulty of reaching Proxima b.
  • The Dragon’s Gaze reports on KS-39b, a hot Jupiter orbiting a subgiant.
  • False Steps reports on a proposed late Soviet space shuttle.
  • Inkfish notes a study suggesting that cuttlefish can count to five.
  • Language Hat reports on efforts to revive indigenous languages in Australia.
  • Language Log shares a sign in New York that combines Latin and Chinese scripts.
  • The Map Room Blog notes a Korean movie about a mid-19th century mapmaker.
  • The Power and the Money’s Noel Maurer wonders what the Trump meeting with Mexico’s president was about, and is unimpressed by Jill Stein.
  • Savage Minds sparks a discussion among its readers about what moment made them an activist for equality.
  • Torontoist reports on how the Great Hall was saved.
  • Understanding Society looks at a cutting-edge sociology anthology from 2008.
  • The Volokh Conspiracy reports on the decision of an American court to allow a Muslim convert to Christianity to file a civil suit with a pseudonym.
  • Window on Eurasia looks at Russia-Ukraine tensions, and wonders about the consequences of Karimov’s death of Karakalpakstan and Uzbekistan generally.
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