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[BLOG] Some Thursday links

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  • blogTO shares the new face of the Broadview Hotel.
  • The Broadside Blog’s Caitlin Kelly writes about the joys of the unscreened life.
  • Dead Things reports on a study suggesting that although humans are violent by the standards of mammals, we are among the least violent primates.
  • The Dragon’s Gaze reports on the discovery of five sizable planets orbiting HIP 41378.
  • Language Log reports on the perils of 7 and 9 in Cantonese.
  • Lawyers, Guns and Money considers the usefulness of The Battle of Algiers.
  • The Planetary Society Blog reacts to the Elon Musk proposal for colonizing Mars.
  • The Power and the Money’s Noel Maurer responds briefly to the question of what Mexico can do about Trump.
  • Window on Eurasia notes how the Russian invasion of Ukraine has spurred new arms purchases throughout the eastern half of Europe, even in Belarus.

[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 Thursday links

  • News of Proxima Centauri b spread across the blogosphere yesterday, to Discover‘s D-Brief and Crux, to Joe. My. God., to the Planetary Society Blog, and to Centauri Dreams and The Dragon’s Gaze.
  • blogTO notes the impending opening of Toronto’s first Uniqlo and suggests TTC buses may soon have a new colour scheme.
  • The Dragon’s Gaze discusses detecting exo-Titans and looks at the Kepler-539 system.
  • Marginal Revolution notes Poland’s pension obligations.
  • The Map Room Blog looks at how empty maps are of use to colonialists.
  • Steve Munro examines traffic on King Street.
  • The NYR Daily looks at what an attic of ephemera reveals about early Islam.
  • Otto Pohl announces his arrival in Kurdistan.
  • The Russian Demographics Blog and Window on Eurasia note that more than half of Russia’s medal-winners at the Olympics were not ethnically Russian, at least not wholly.
  • Window on Eurasia looks at Ukraine’s balance sheet 25 years after independence and considers if Belarus is on the way to becoming the next Ukraine.

[BLOG] Some Friday links

  • The Big Picture shares photos from Rio in advance of the Olympics.
  • James Bow remembers Mel Hurtig, the recently dead Canadian nationalist.
  • Centauri Dreams considers space-based collection of antimatter.
  • Crooked Timber examines the tyranny of the ideal.
  • Dangerous Minds looks at a charming early 1980s board game, Gay Monopoly.
  • The Dragon’s Gaze predicts future transits of Beta Pictoris b.
  • The Dragon’s Tales examines dwarf planet candidate 2015 RR245.
  • Far Outliers shares some odd placenames found in the western United States.
  • Language Hat reports on a new English/Yiddish dictionary.
  • Language Log looks at how speakers of Slavic and Turkic communicate with each other across Eurasia.
  • The Map Room Blog reports on an interesting-sounding exhibition on maps here in Toronto.
  • Marginal Revolution considers a link between slow population growth and slow economic growth, and suggests land use policy in Tokyo is ideal for a large city.
  • Steve Munro shares exchanges on GO Transit services in the Weston corridor.
  • North’s Justin Petrone shares his progress towards
  • The NYRB Daily looks at how Russia and China in particular make extensive use of doping at the Olympics, and international sports generally.
  • Savage Minds considers how writing can help anthropologists who have witnessed violence heal.
  • The Volokh Conspiracy engages with the bloody legacy of Mao.

[BLOG] Some politics links

  • Kieran Healy notes the role of social media in undermining the Turkish coup.
  • Joe. My. God. notes US Army Secretary Eric Fanning’s ride as Grand Marshal in the San Diego pride parade.
  • The LRB Blog notes the aftermath of the Orange Order’s fires in Northern Ireland.
  • Marginal Revolution looks at what might be a veto in Scotland and Northern Ireland on Brexit, and notes the continuing economic fallout.
  • The NYRB Daily looks at how ISIS thrives on chaos.
  • The Power and the Money’s Noel Maurer reflects on the Turkish coup and notes Trump’s odd Russophilia.
  • The Volokh Conspiracy considers if it is ever justifiable to overthrow a democratic government.
  • Window on Eurasia looks at instability in the Donbas, suggests Turkey is distracting people from Russia, looks at low levels of Russophone assimilation in Estonia, considers ideological struggles in Belarus, and looks at immigration restrictionism in Russia versus Central Asia.

[BLOG] Some Tuesday links

  • The Dragon’s Gaze considers detecting industrial civilizations through their ozone holes.
  • Joe. My. God. notes the French National Front’s opposition to the Pride parade in Paris.
  • Language Log considers English names in China.
  • The Power and the Money’s Noel Maurer is confused by Spanish policy towards Scotland in the era of Brexit.
  • Spacing Toronto notes that twenty years’ worth of Fort York’s journal are available online.
  • Supernova Condensate notes the complexity of the Juno probe’s arrival at Jupiter.
  • Torontoist shares photos of Honest Ed’s in its last months.
  • Window on Eurasia notes the domination of Russia by its big cities, reports on a political dissident in Belarus, and suggests the Donbas republics are starting to erode.

[NEWS] Some Saturday links

  • Bloomberg notes California’s dependence on oil imports, looks at how Libya’s internal divisions limit oil exports, observes the devastation of Fort McMurray, reports on EU-Turkish disputes on visa-free travel, observes the problems of Belarus’ banks, and reports on Kenya’s closure of Somali refugee camps.
  • Bloomberg View talks about how the Venezuelan military should be kept out of business.
  • Daily Xtra notes the internal struggle in the Conservative Party to accept same-sex marriage.
  • The National Post notes an arson attack against Canada’s only sex reassignment clinic.
  • New Scientist reports on a suggestion that life might have begun on Earth at a very early date.
  • The New York Times notes the impact that the marriage of the American consul-general in Shanghai to a Taiwanese man has had on China.
  • Open Democracy describes the worsening situation in Turkish Kurdistan.
  • Wired notes that Huawei was too eager to copy everything about the iPhone, even screws which aren’t very good.