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[BLOG] Some Tuesday links

  • The Crux looks at Henrietta Leavitt, the astronomer who helped measure the size of the universe.
  • D-Brief notes that the Chang’e-4 rover has briefly woken up to conduct science on the Moon before returning to hibernation.
  • Gizmodo notes that an ancient feather thought for generations to belong to Archeopteryx actually belongs to a different feathered animal.
  • JSTOR Daily notes the importance of protecting wild plants related to major foodstuffs, like coffee, from extinction.
  • Language Hat links to a chart depicting the evolution of alphabets from the original Proto-Sinaitic.
  • Lawyers, Guns and Money explores the bizarre scandal surrounding Virginia governor Ralph Northam. (I think him badly compromised, myself.)
  • Marginal Revolution looks at the reasons for the unexpected flight of capital from emerging economies. (Insecurity seems to be one cause.)
  • The Planetary Society Blog shares some galactic astrophotography of Adam Block.
  • Starts With A Bang’s Ethan Siegel notes the importance of continuing to try to answer the big questions of science.
  • Window on Eurasia notes the emergence in Russia of people who reject Russian statehood and instead claim Soviet legitimacy, echoes of sovereign citizens and Reichsbürger of Germany.
  • Arnold Zwicky takes a look at the idea of alphabetic order, starting with the question of how to learn it.
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