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Archive for September 2019

[BLOG] Some Sunday links

  • Bad Astronomer Phil Plait notes how TESS detected a star being torn apart by a distant black hole.
  • Centauri Dreams’ Paul Gilster looks at the past and future of the blog.
  • Crooked Timber takes on the sensitive issue of private schools in the United Kingdom.
  • The Crux considers the question of why women suffer from Alzheimer’s at a higher frequency than men.
  • D-Brief notes a study suggesting that saving the oceans of the Earth could reduce the effects of global warming by 20%.
  • Bruce Dorminey considers a paper suggesting that, if not for its volcanic resurfacing, Venus could have remained an Earth-like world to this day.
  • The Dragon’s Tale notes that NASA will deploy a cubesat in the proposed orbit of the Lunar Gateway station to make sure it is a workable orbit.
  • Andrew LePage at Drew Ex Machina looks at Soyuz T-10a, the first crewed mission to abort on the launch pad.
  • Gizmodo reports on a paper arguing that we should intentionally contaminate Mars (and other bodies?) with our world’s microbes.
  • io9 looks at how Warner Brothers is trying to control, belatedly, the discourse around the new Joker movie.
  • JSTOR Daily looks at how, in industrializing London, women kidnapped children off the streets.
  • Language Hat links to a page examining the Arabic and Islamic elements in Dune.
  • Scott Lemieux at Lawyers, Guns and Money looks at a new documentary examining the life of Trump mentor Roy Cohn.
  • The LRB Blog looks at how BBC protocols are preventing full discussion of public racism.
  • The Map Room Blog looks at different efforts to reimagining the subway map of New York City.
  • Marginal Revolution shares a paper claiming that increased pressure on immigrants to assimilate in Italy had positive results.
  • The NYR Daily looks at the background to George Washington’s statements about the rightful place of Jews in the United States.
  • Casey Dreier at the Planetary Society Blog looks at the political explanation of the massive increase in the planetary defense budget of NASA.
  • Drew Rowsome takes a look at the Rocky Horror Show, with its celebration of sexuality (among other things).
  • Starts With A Bang’s Ethan Siegel considers why there are so many unexpected black holes in the universe.
  • Frank Jacobs at Strange Maps examines why Google Street View is not present in Germany (and Austria).
  • The Volokh Conspiracy reports on a ruling in a UK court that lying about a vasectomy negates a partner’s consent to sex.
  • Window on Eurasia notes the controversy about some Buryat intellectuals about giving the different dialects of their language too much importance.

[PHOTO] Three photos taken from around Broadview and Danforth in late evening

Looking south, Broadview at Danforth #toronto #thedanforth #broadviewave #danforthavenue #blue #evening #sky #wires

Looking east, Danforth at Broadview #toronto #thedanforth #broadviewave #danforthavenue #blue #evening #sky #wires

Looking west, Danforth #toronto #thedanforth #danforthavenue #evening #sunset #skylinec

Written by Randy McDonald

September 29, 2019 at 11:00 am

[VIDEO] Crossing the Bloor Viaduct, facing south

Written by Randy McDonald

September 29, 2019 at 10:15 am

[PHOTO] Looking north, Church at Wellesley

Looking north, Church at Wellesley #toronto #churchandwellesley #churchstreet #blue #clouds #wispy #evening #sky

Written by Randy McDonald

September 29, 2019 at 9:30 am

[VIDEO] Fountain lights changing colour, Yonge-Eglinton Centre

Written by Randy McDonald

September 29, 2019 at 8:45 am

[CAT] Shakespeare, just past 7

Shakespeare, just past 7 #toronto #dovercourtvillage #shakespeare #caturday #catstagram #catsofinstagram

Written by Randy McDonald

September 28, 2019 at 8:45 am

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[PHOTO] A number of turtles, Allan Gardens

A number of turtles #toronto #gardendistrict #allangardens #turtles #reptiles

Written by Randy McDonald

September 27, 2019 at 7:45 am