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[BLOG] Some Thursday links

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  • 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

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  • 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.

[NEWS] Some Thursday links

  • The BBC hosts an article by an Igbo journalist talking about his native language.
  • Bloomberg notes Brexiters’ hostility to the OECD’s prediction of British economic woe outside of the European Union, and looks at Venezuela’s physical shortage of bills.
  • CBC looks at how tourist operators in North Carolina are afraid the anti-trans bill might hurt their business in the long term.
  • MacLean’s and the Toronto Star look at the aftermath of two Alberta parents’ conviction for not getting their son adequate medical care.
  • The National Post looks at the idea of Hitler’s relative normalcy being problematic.
  • The New Yorker looks at how, increasingly and with good reason, people are identifying mental capabilities they have in common with animals.
  • Open Democracy describes official Belarus’ repression of anything to do with Chernobyl.
  • Politico looks at the popularity of Donald Trump with official Russia.
  • Quartz notes that so much technology is designed to default to the requirements of men exclusive of women.
  • Wired looks at Nokia’s venture into the realm of smart tech.

[BLOG] Some Saturday links

  • Bad Astronomy shows a photo of an ancient X-ray jet amplified by photos from the Big Bang.
  • Centauri Dreams considers fast radio bursts.
  • The Great Grey Bridge’s Philip Turner notes that the Republican Party establishment is finally responding to Trump.
  • Joe. My. God. and Towleroad note the ridiculousness of Caitlyn Jenner’s desire to be a trans ambassador to Ted Cruz.
  • Language Hat notes medieval naming patterns, with many religious names and many of these shared.
  • Language Log notes controversy over a Chinese newspaper headline.
  • Lawyers, Guns and Money looks at American conservatives who think that the failure of people in distant countries to hear of minor figures in their movement proves a conspiracy.
  • The LRB Blog argues the Swedish model is a viable alternative.
  • The Map Room Blog maps the distribution of Syrian refugees across Canada.
  • Marginal Revolution notes the low crime rate in many Muslim societies.
  • The New APPS Blog argues Donald Trump is the perfect expression of contemporary capitalism.
  • The Planetary Society Blog pays tribute to astronaut Scott Kelly.
  • The Power and the Money’s Noel Maurer considers how Mexico can go on the offensive against a Trump administration.
  • The Russian Demographics Blog looks at statistics on religious affiliation in Belarus.
  • Transit Toronto notes the various subway disruptions this weekend.
  • Whatever’s John Scalzi admits the possibility of being wrong, while still keeping to his criticisms and predictions re: BernieBros.
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