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[BLOG] Some Saturday links

  • Centauri Dreams considers the magnetic fields of super-Earths, and the impact of these on potential life.
  • D-Brief reports on the corporate partners selected to accompany NASA on its return to the Moon.
  • Bruce Dorminey reports on the claim of astronomers to have identified four extrasolar objects already in the solar system.
  • The Everyday Sociology Blog pays tribute to long-time contributor Peter Kaufman, now departed.
  • JSTOR Daily asks why Americans, and others, eat three meals a day.
  • The LRB Blog reports on the underlying factors behind the gilets jaunes protests in France against higher fuel taxes.
  • Language Hat links to a fascinating essay about the persistence of individuals’ first languages.
  • Neuroskeptic takes a look at possible hacks to the human mind, in the light of a recent announcement of human genetic engineering. What will become possible? What will be done?
  • Starts With A Bang’s Ethan Siegel notes that Triton, not Pluto or Eris, is the largest world of the Kuiper Belt.
  • Strange Maps shares a remarkable map of Lake Michigan made solely with a typewriter.

  • Daniel Little at Understanding Society ruminates on the thought of Scott Page regarding social modeling.
  • Window on Eurasia looks at the history of the letter “Ё” in the Russian language.
  • Arnold Zwicky starts from the idea of green flowers to take a look at unusual greenery generally.
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