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Posts Tagged ‘anthropology

[BLOG] Some Wednesday links

  • Bad Astronomy reports on the discovery of two hot Jupiters and what this means.
  • Centauri Dreams looks at hot Jupiter K2-33b.
  • D-Brief notes that pollution has reached even the bottom of the Mariana trench.
  • Dangerous Minds notes a 1971 BBC documentary that was actually respectful towards the young.
  • The Dragon’s Gaze looks at tidal locking for gas giants.
  • The Dragon’s Tales links to a report suggesting mammals developed night vision in order to fend off dinosaurs.
  • Language Log examines how Brexit is pronounced.
  • Marginal Revolution notes that artworks were a good investment in occupied France, and observes that marijuana legalization has not increased marijuana usage in Colorado.
  • pollotenchegg maps the decline of the Basque language in Spain.
  • The Russian Demographics Blog notes changing patterns in news acquisition among the young and the old.
  • Savage Minds takes an anthropological look at the Ramadan fast, the post being written by two Muslims.
  • Torontoist notes that an artist has painted the names of the Orlando victims on the streets of Church and Wellesley.
  • Window on Eurasia looks at North Caucasian perceptions of the Russian state.

[BLOG] Some Wednesday links

  • Centauri Dreams examines circumbinary planet Kepler-1647b.
  • Crooked Timber takes issue with Peter Singer’s identification of boat people as queue jumpers.
  • D-Brief notes the superior design of the brains of birds.
  • The Dragon’s Gaze considers if the James Webb Space Telescope could detect signs of life on the planets of the TRAPPIST-1 system.
  • The Dragon’s Tales points to more evidence for Planet Nine.
  • The LRB Blog considers gay pride after the Orlando shooting.
  • Marginal Revolution calls for a revival of supersonic air transport.
  • The NYRB Blog argues terrorism is the wrong framing for the Orlando shooting.
  • The Planetary Society Blog considers the future of the Arecibo radio telescope.
  • Peter Rukavina considers what it means to leave the Island.
  • The Russian Demographics Blog tracks births in Russia over the past century.
  • Savage Minds considers the decolonization of anthropology.
  • Strange Maps tracks political trends in the United States.
  • Towleroad shares Susie Bright’s thoughts about the persecution of gay venues.
  • Window on Eurasia notes the commemoration of the deportations from the Baltics by the Soviet Union, reports on a Russian nationalist who thinks Ukraine’s European trajectory was inevitable, and parses a distinction between “ethnic Russian” and “Russophone”.

[BLOG] Some Wednesday links

  • The Broadside Blog’s Caitlin Kelly notes the import of journalism, even now.
  • Centauri Dreams looks at the bright spots of Ceres.
  • D-Brief looks at gravitational wave astronomy in space and notes that fish can recognize faces.
  • Dangerous Minds looks at some groovy French playing cards from the 1960s.
  • The Dragon’s Tales notes the permanent deployment of more Russian forces to the Ukrainian border.
  • Joe. My. God. reports a claim by a New York state legislator that a bishop tried to bribe her to drop her support for child abuse reform legislation.
  • The Power and the Money’s Noel Maurer looks at the claim that perceived anti-Hispanic policies in California helped kill the Republican Party there, and finds it interestingly wanting.
  • Savage Minds examines the decolonization of anthropology in the Pacific islands.
  • Window on Eurasia suggests that Russians are not interested in fighting over the Baltic States.
  • Arnold Zwicky remembers his lovers and the roses he loved.

[BLOG] Some Monday links

  • blogTO identifies four Ontario towns of note for visitors.
  • Joe. My. God. notes President Obama’s commemoration yesterday of the first official report of HIV/AIDS, 35 years ago.
  • Marginal Revolution looks at real estate issues in London.
  • Savage Minds notes that, from the mid-20th century apogee of academia, academic jobs have been steadily declining in number and quality. (That blog wrote about anthropology, but I think it applies to academia generally.)
  • Torontoist notes a racist police newsletter that saw no policeman punished.
  • Towleroad observes the assassination of a Honduran LGBT activist.
  • Window on Eurasia notes Moscow’s enunciation of a doctrine requiring it to intervene on behalf of ethnic Russians and looks at the new security state.

[NEWS] Some Tuesday links

  • The BBC notes an attack on a vegan restaurant in Tbilisi by meat-eating nationalists.
  • Bloomberg notes a slur by a German populist against a non-white soccer player, reports on Sweden’s economic boom, Looks at rail investment in India, and notes Southeast Asia is beating out China as a destination for Japanese investment.
  • Bloomberg View looks at reform in Tunisia’s Islamist movement and notes the lack of private foreign investment in Greece.
  • The CBC notes anti-gentrification sentiment in the Montréal neighbourhood of St. Henri, resulting in the looting of a gourmet grocery store.
  • MacLean’s interviews Sebastian Junger on his theory that PTSD is rooted in the problems of modern individualism.
  • The National Post looks at an anthropologist’s discovery of ancient hobo graffiti.
  • Open Democracy notes the Europeanization of Estonia’s Russophones.
  • The Toronto Star contrasts the responses of the NDP and the Conservatives to their election defeats, and notes how older Chinese couples are now using fertility treatments to have their second child.

[BLOG] Some Sunday links

  • blogTO celebrates High Park.
  • Marginal Revolution celebrates the life and achievements of Benedict Anderson.
  • Out of Ambit’s Diane Duane shares a beautiful map of the Atlantic seaboard of the United States that she hand-drew in 1980.
  • Towleroad discusses the mechanics of a same-sex couple’s wedding.
  • Transit Toronto notes upcoming meetings to discuss the future of transit in the Toronto area.
  • Window on Eurasia looks at anti-Americanism in the Russian elite and suggests Ukraine should recognize the expulsion of Circassians and other Caucasians.

[BLOG] Some Saturday links

  • blogTO shares ten facts about the Toronto Islands.
  • Centauri Dreams features an article talking about “exoanthropology”, a theoretical branch of that social science aimed at examining human adaptation to offworld environments.
  • The Dragon’s Gaze links to a paper speculating that white dwarf NLTT19868 shows signs of having eaten a rocky world.
  • The Dragon’s Tales links to one paper identifying different species of bacteria which can grow under simulated Martian environments and notes another looking at the possibility of a subsurface ocean on Titan.
  • Languages of the World looks at patterns of religiosity in Russia.
  • The NYR Daily considers Donald Trump’s long-term strategy.
  • Peter Rukavina reflects on the new music of Jane Siberry and Brian Eno.
  • Torontoist notes some neglected public art by Fort York under the Gardiner.
  • Window on Eurasia notes core/periphery divisions in Moscow’s population.
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