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[BLOG] Some Tuesday links

  • Bad Astronomer Phil Plait tells the story of how the Andromeda Galaxy ate most of its Local Group partner two billion years ago, M32p.
  • Centauri Dreams looks at what the preponderance of water worlds–worlds with vast amounts of water–mean for life.
  • Corey Robin at Crooked Timber links to an essay of his noting that the Avital Ronell scandal reveals deep problems inside academia.
  • D-Brief notes reactions involving protons that play a major role in powering neutron stars.
  • Bruce Dorminey shares five questions about the universe that bug–productively, I think–astrobiologists.
  • The Dragon’s Tales examines the challenges facing the proposal by Modi for the creation of a manned Indian space program within a decade.
  • Colby King writes at the Everyday Sociology Blog about challenges facing students building social networks. How broad and diverse can they be?
  • David Finger at the Finger Post writes, and shows, a one-day trip to Cuzco.
  • Hornet Stories starts a fun discussion on heroic monsters. I’m pleased to say that the Addams Family ranked highly.
  • Information is Beautiful shares a new infographic exploring what, exactly, a trillion dollar is.
  • JSTOR Daily looks at how, not just the concept of the Mediterranean as a unified region, but of the Mediterranean as uniquely attractive, came about.
  • The LRB Blog reports from the Edinburgh Fringe, where the Brexit-themed play Leave. To Remain is playing.
  • Ryan Holmberg at the NYR Daily looks at how manga in Japan have dealt with nuclear danger before and after Fukushima, looking particular at the work of Susumu Katsumata.
  • Strange Company tells the story of the strange hauntings that beset, in mid-19th century Normandy, the Château des Noyers.
  • Towleroad shares a video of older gay men reacting to the definitely out videos of queer pop singer Troye Sivan.
  • At Understanding Society, Daniel Little takes a look at the arguments of Andrew Hopkins regarding safety culture in an enterprise versus safety behaviour.
  • Window on Eurasia notes a continued Russian threat, post-Crimea, to Ukrainian sovereignty in its territorial waters on the Sea of Azov and elsewhere.
  • Arnold Zwicky notes the impending end of summer, between flowers and sex and more.
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