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[BLOG] Some Wednesday links

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  • blogTO notes a bike licensing proposal has been killed.
  • The Dragon’s Tales links to a study of the surfaces of magma exoplanets.
  • Language Hat notes untranslatable Maltese phrases.
  • Language Log is taken aback by Donald Trump’s juvenile language.
  • Lawyers, Guns and Money thinks that Trump’s stance on trade might be an advantage.
  • The Power and the Money’s Noel Maurer does not understand what Ian Bremmer means by saying that the presidential election does not matter to business.
  • Savage Minds shares an indigenous take on anthropology and its charting of indigenous secrets and lives and cultures.
  • Towleroad notes that survivors of the Orlando massacre and others are starting to get compensation from the OneOrlando fund.
  • Window on Eurasia notes that Russians believed their propaganda today and argues Russian autocracy will always threaten Ukraine.

[BLOG] Some Saturday links

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  • Antipope Charlie Stross imagines future directions of evolution.
  • Anthropology.net reports on a reconstruction of the vocal tract of Iceman Otzi.
  • blogTO notes the temporary return of the Dufferin jog owing to construction.
  • Centauri Dreams considers asteroids.
  • The Dragon’s Tales reports on the expected crash of China’s Tiangong-1 space station.
  • Joe. My. God. notes that San Francisco’s Millennium Tower is sinking into the ground.
  • The LRB Blog notes Brexiteers’ use of the Commonwealth.
  • The Power and the Money’s Noel Maurer looks at what might be the beginning of culture wars in Mexico.
  • The Volokh Conspiracy talks about the need to make it easier for Americans to move.
  • Window on Eurasia notes that Lukashenka wants to “Belarusianize” the clergy of local churches.

[BLOG] Some Tuesday links

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  • Anthropology.net deals with the use of technology to save endangered languages.
  • At the Broadside Blog, Caitlin Kelly starts off a discussion of high school by starting with The Breakfast Club.
  • Dangerous Minds shares video of a very early performance by the Police.
  • The Frailest Thing engages with the idea and importance of memory.
  • Lawyers, Guns and Money notes Rod Dreher’s anti-refugee stance.
  • The Map Room Blog looks at the new Atlas Obscura book.
  • The Planetary Society Weblog takes a rocket roadtrip.
  • Savage Minds considers the importance of decolonization.
  • Torontoist notes a Toronto Sun editorial in favour of Rail Deck Park.
  • Understanding Society considers the international measurement of happiness.
  • The Volokh Conspiracy argues that Gary Johnson is good for Hillary.

[BLOG] Some Friday links

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  • Centauri Dreams and The Map Room each report on the ESA’s Gaia satellite mapping project of the galaxy.
  • The Dragon’s Gaze reports on the hunt for hot Jupiters.
  • Marginal Revolution suggests that the Mexican peso has weakened because of Trump.
  • The Planetary Society Blog notes China’s successful launch of its Tiangong-2 space station.
  • Savage Minds considers deviance for women in Bangalore, after Margaret Mead.
  • Torontoist considers what Toronto college and universities are doing to address sexual violence.
  • Window on Eurasia suggests that the Turkic peoples of the North Caucasus are moving towards the use of a shared language.

[BLOG] Some Tuesday links

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  • At Apostrophen, ‘Nathan Smith describes his experience at the CAN•CON conference in Ottawa.
  • The Dragon’s Gaze links to a paper speculating about the consequences of observing a large extraterrestrial civilization.
  • Far Outliers notes how Chinese soldiers in 1937 Shanghai did not want to take prisoners.
  • The Frailest Thing’s Michael Sacasas considers the idea of distraction in relationship to high technology.
  • Lawyers, Guns and Money considers the overlooked food workers who were victims of 9/11.
  • Savage Minds links to a variety of anthropologically-themed links.
  • Seriously Science notes that houses in rich neighbourhoods contain more diverse insect populations than houses in poor neighbourhoods.
  • Strange Maps looks at Proxima Centauri b and considers the idea of an “eyeball Earth”.
  • Transit Toronto notes plans for construction at Queen and Dufferin.

[BLOG] Some Sunday links

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  • Antipope’s Charlie Stross looks at some outrageous but real figures from history.
  • Bad Astronomy’s Phil Plait notes UGC 1382, a huge galaxy that looks small to the naked eye.
  • blogTO lists some destinations for Torontonians on Labour Day.
  • The Dragon’s Tales notes Finland’s launching of a guaranteed minimum income experiment.
  • Language Log looks at a multilingual restaurant advertisement in Japan.
  • Marginal Revolution considers the issue of interest rates in the United States.
  • The Planetary Society Blog shares photos that Juno took of Jupiter.
  • Otto Pohl links to an old article of his on black Eurasia.
  • Savage Minds considers ways anthropologists can archive for the longue durée.
  • Window on Eurasia looks on Russian public opinion on Russian policy in Ukraine, and reports on speculation about Western policy towards Russia if Russia goes further into Ukraine.
  • Arnold Zwicky links to a New York Times article on spam E-mail.

[BLOG] Some Friday links

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  • Beyond the Beyond links to an exhibition of art by a Brazilian inspired by War of the Worlds.
  • blogTO shares photos of Vaughan’s new library.
  • Centauri Dreams reports on the difficulty of reaching Proxima b.
  • The Dragon’s Gaze reports on KS-39b, a hot Jupiter orbiting a subgiant.
  • False Steps reports on a proposed late Soviet space shuttle.
  • Inkfish notes a study suggesting that cuttlefish can count to five.
  • Language Hat reports on efforts to revive indigenous languages in Australia.
  • Language Log shares a sign in New York that combines Latin and Chinese scripts.
  • The Map Room Blog notes a Korean movie about a mid-19th century mapmaker.
  • The Power and the Money’s Noel Maurer wonders what the Trump meeting with Mexico’s president was about, and is unimpressed by Jill Stein.
  • Savage Minds sparks a discussion among its readers about what moment made them an activist for equality.
  • Torontoist reports on how the Great Hall was saved.
  • Understanding Society looks at a cutting-edge sociology anthology from 2008.
  • The Volokh Conspiracy reports on the decision of an American court to allow a Muslim convert to Christianity to file a civil suit with a pseudonym.
  • Window on Eurasia looks at Russia-Ukraine tensions, and wonders about the consequences of Karimov’s death of Karakalpakstan and Uzbekistan generally.