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[BLOG] Some Friday links
Bad Astronomy shares photos of the ripple made by moon Daphnis in the rings of Saturn, as does the Planetary Society Blog.
The Broadside Blog questions whether readers actually like their work.
Centauri Dreams notes evidence for the discovery of a Jupiter-mass planet in the protoplanetary disk of TW Hydrae.
Dangerous Minds links to the 1980s work of Lydia Lunch.
Far Outliers reports on how the Afghanistan war against the Soviets acted as a university for jihadists from around the world.
Kieran Healy looks at some failures of Google Scholar.
Language Hat reports on a fascinating crowdsourced program involving the transcription of manuscripts from Shakespeare’s era, and what elements of pop history and language have been discovered.
The LRB Blog compares Trump’s inauguration to those of Ronald Reagan.
The Map Room Blog links to an exhibition of the maps of Utah.
Understanding Society reports on a grand sociological research project in Europe that has found out interesting things about the factors contributing to young people’s support for the far right.
Window on Eurasia reports on instability in the binational North Caucasian republic of Kabardino-Balkaria, describes the spectre of pan-Mongolism, and looks at the politicization of biker gangs in Russia.