Assorted Personal Notations, Essays, and Other Jottings
[BLOG] Some Wednesday links
Anthropology.net looks at the genetics of how the Inuit have adapted to cold weather.
‘Nathan Smith’s Apostrophen shares the author’s plans for the coming year.
Beyond the Beyond’s Bruce Sterling shares Margaret Atwood’s commitment to fighting for freedom of expression.
Crooked Timber asks its readers for recommendations in Anglophone science fiction.
D-Brief notes the discovery of the human mesentery.
The Dragon’s Gaze looks at the protoplanetary disk of LkCa 15 disk.
Far Outliers looks at some lobsters imported to Japan from (a) Christmas Island.
Joe. My. God. notes Janet Jackson has given birth.
Language Hat examines the contrast often made between indigenous and immigrant languages.
Language Log looks at the names of the stations of the Haifa subway.
Steve Munro notes Bathurst Station’s goodbye to Honest Ed’s.
The Planetary Society Blog examines the Dawn probe’s discoveries at Ceres in the past year.
Window on Eurasia looks at how the permafrost of the Russian far north is melting and endangering entire cities, and contrasts the prosperity of the Estonian city of Narva relative to the decay of adjacent Ivangorod.