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[BLOG] Some Sunday links

  • Cody Delistraty considers the new field of dystopian realism–of dystopia as a real thing in contemporary lives–in popular culture.
  • D-Brief notes how direct experiments in laboratories have helped geologists better understand the mantle of the Earth.
  • Far Outliers shares a terribly sad anecdote of a young woman in China who killed herself, victim of social pressures which claim many more victims.
  • Imageo notes how recent headlines about ocean temperature increases are misleading in that they did not represent the steady incremental improvements of science generally.
  • Joe. My. God. notes the unexpectedly rapid shift of the location of the northern magnetic pole.
  • JSTOR Daily links to a paper that links to the quietly subversive aesthetics and politics of the 1950s and 1960s surf movie.
  • Language Hat links to an intriguing paper looking at the relationship between the size of an individual’s Broca’s area, in their brain, and the ways in which they can learn language.
  • Language Log shares a poster from Taiwan trying to promote use of the Hakka language, currently a threatened language among traditional speakers.
  • Dan Nexon at Lawyers, Guns and Money notes the extreme secrecy of Trump regarding his Helsinki discussions with Putin, going so far as to confiscate his translator’s notes.
  • Justin Petrone at north! writes about the exhilarating and liberating joys of hope, of fantasy.
  • The NYR Daily examines the new Alfonso Cuarón film, the autobiographical Roma.
  • Drew Rowsome takes a look at the interesting show by Damien Atkins at Crow’s Nest Theatre, We Are Not Alone.
  • Starts With A Bang’s Ethan Siegel reports on what a report of the discovery of of the brightest quasar actually means.
  • Window on Eurasia notes the historical cooperation, before Operation Barbarossa, between the Nazis’ Gestapo and Stalin’s NKVD.
  • Arnold Zwicky shares a video examining Chavacano, the Spanish-based creole still spoken in the Philippines.
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