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[BLOG] Some Thursday links

  • Anthropology.net describes an effort to digitize tapes recording Navajo oral history.
  • Centauri Dreams remembers Vera Rubin.
  • D-Brief looks</a at a South Korean mecha.
  • Dangerous Minds shares a 1984 TV clip featuring George Michael and Morrissey talking about Joy Division.
  • The Dragon’s Gaze links to a paper suggesting a gas giant exoplanet might be indicated by a protoplanetary disk.
  • Language Log reports on how Chinese netizens are criticizing pollution through the mockery of official slogans.
  • Language Hat looks at the question of how the word “pecan” is pronounced.
  • Lawyers, Guns and Money argues political science is not a science at all, like economics.
  • The NYRB Daily notes that the shared inability of Trump and Putin to plan things and account for unexpected consequences does not lend itself to optimism.
  • Window on Euruasia looks at Tatarstan’s issues with regional transfer funding in Russia and shares an apocalyptic account of what will happen to Ukraine in the Russian sphere of influence.
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