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[BLOG] Some Monday links

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  • D-Brief notes the recent discovery of some ancient cave art in Borneo more than forty thousand years old.
  • Cody Delistraty profiles Sarah Reid, a Toronto developmental psychologist who can identify the work, even to some extent the identity, of serial killers.
  • Far Outliers looks at the people who would go on to found, under Meiji, the Nagasaki Naval Academy.
  • A Fistful of Euros wonders what will happen if the governing coalition in Germany breaks.
  • JSTOR Daily suggests that the challenges of second-wave feminism to traditional gender norms nearly killed off nursing as a profession.
  • Lawyers, Guns and Money notes that Jeff Session is ending his career as US Attorney-General on a racist note.
  • Lingua Franca notes the results of an online informal survey suggesting that people do not become less tolerant of language change as they age.
  • Marginal Revolution notes a paper suggesting that religion can have protective effects against depression. All I would add is that the issues of the teenager, and of the religion, clearly matters.
  • Aminatta Forma at the NYR Daily notes the distinctive experiences of the first generations of educated Africans, emerging from colonialism, using Barack Obama.
  • The Planetary Society Blog looks at the new private SpaceIL moon lander.
  • Drew Rowsome reviews the new Stephen King novel, Elevation.
  • Starts With A Bang’s Ethan Siegel notes that trying to explain unusual ‘Oumuamua by immediately assuming it to be an alien artifact is not good science.
  • Strange Company looks at the mysterious 1905 death of the wealthy Margaretta von Hoffman Todd.
  • Window on Eurasia notes the way in which the boundaries of the “Russian world” are contracting under Putin, notably in Ukraine.

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