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[BLOG] Some Wednesday links

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  • The Dragon’s Gaze notes evidence that Kardashev Type III civilizations do not exist.
  • The Dragon’s Tales notes the new Kenya-Somalia border war, suggests the United Arab Emirates will be building a mountain to try to trigger rain, and notes that the new French-built submarines of Australia will come with American tech parts.
  • Language Log looks at the changing meaning of “feel”.
  • Marginal Revolution suggests Russian power might be on an upswing and looks at European Union proposals to fine countries which do not accept refugees.
  • The NYRB Daily notes the controversy surrounding Poland’s Second World War museum at Gdansk.
  • The Planetary Society Blog looks at robotic activity around the solar system.
  • The Power and the Money’s Noel Maurer considers the question of whether or not Napoleonic rule did kickstart growth in western Germany.
  • Savage Minds continues the discussion of decolonizing anthropology.
  • Torontoist notes a protest tomorrow by Ontario parents unhappy that the provincial government will not cover enough of an effective autism program.
  • Window on Eurasia looks at class divisions in Russia and notes a proposal to divert water from Siberian rivers to China.

[BLOG] Some Monday links

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  • Beyond the Beyond’s Bruce Sterling reflects on the apparent absence of Kardashev Type III civilizations.
  • Centauri Dreams looks at beamed power systems for spacecraft.
  • The Dragon’s Gaze looks at the debris disks of Zeta Reticuli.
  • The Dragon’s Tales notes NASA’s interest in researching deep space habitats.
  • Far Outliers evaluates Romania’s Second World War-era dictator Antonescu.
  • The LRB Blog responds to BeyoncĂ©’s Lemonade.
  • Out There interviews Mike Brown about the search for Planet Nine.
  • Personal Reflections considers the impact of asylum controversies in Australia.
  • The Power and the Money’s Noel Maurer still thinks Trump is dangerous.
  • Towleroad notes the advent of LGBT equality in the Faroe Islands.
  • The Volokh Conspiracy considers whether Prince’s estate could sue magazines for lying about him having AIDS.
  • Window on Eurasia notes a Russian claim that the country’s newly-discovered Christianity prevents it from collaborating with the West.

[BLOG] Some Friday links

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  • blogTO notes how Ryerson University has launched an incubator for the local music scene.
  • Crooked Timber notes the high minimum wage in Australia.
  • Dangerous Minds shares a video of Keith Haring getting arrested from 1982.
  • The Dragon’s Gaze reports on a study of hot Neptunes.
  • The Dragon’s Tales notes that a search of WISE data did not produce Planet Nine.
  • Joe. My. God. notes that BeyoncĂ© has produced merchandise calling for her own boycott, to the anger of her detractors.
  • Languages of the World wonders how anyone could argue that Yiddish comes from Turkey, never mind argue so badly.
  • Marginal Revolution’s Tyler Cowen is pessimistic about Greece.
  • Neuroskeptic notes a new brain study tracing human thought.
  • The Power and the Money’s Noel Maurer looks at how Republicans are coming to accept Trump.
  • Towleroad notes that Timothy Conigrave’s Holding the Man is set to be adapted for the movies.
  • Window on Eurasia notes Chernobyl’s impact on the Soviet Union, considers which Russian federal subjects might be next for merger, and notes Russia’s acceptance of a Chinese railroad built with international gauge on its territory.

[BLOG] Some Thursday links

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  • The Big Picture shares photos of life around the world this month.
  • blogTO notes that a vacant lot on Sherbourne Street will become an urban farm, for a time.
  • Centauri Dreams explores the strange oceans of Titan.
  • Dangerous Minds shares some astoundingly open ads for cocaine paraphrenalia from the 1980s.
  • The Dragon’s Tales links to a study suggesting that it was the Chicxulub impact, not the Deccan Traps volcanic eruptions, which were extinction-triggering.
  • Joe. My. God. notes the governor of South Carolina’s statement that his political opponents orchestrated the reaction to anti-trans legislation to ensure he would not get re-elected.
  • Language Hat reports on an Igbo journalist explaining why he, and many of his people, do not speak their ancestral language.
  • The Map Room Blog maps patterns of rail travel in Europe.
  • Michael Steeleworthy is critical, and rightly so, of the massive announced cutbacks to Newfoundland and Labrador’s library service.
  • Torontoist notes the Toronto Hard Candy gym’s cutting of its links with Madonna.
  • Transit Toronto notes the TTC is looking for volunteer ambassadors.
  • Window on Eurasia notes that population growth in Russia is concentrated in largely non-Russian regions.

[BLOG] Some Wednesday links

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  • blogTO shares the exciting news that the new Star Trek series will be filmed in Toronto.
  • James Bow reacts to Bombardier’s newest delay in the delivery of streetcars.
  • Centauri Dreams considers gravitational lensing.
  • D-Brief notes the discovery of a moon for dwarf planet Makemake.
  • The Dragon’s Gaze links to a paper claiming the Titius-Bode law applies to other planetary systems.
  • The Dragon’s Tales notes France’s winning a contract to build Australia’s new attack submarines.
  • Language Log notes a Hong Kong government initiative promoting Cantonese.
  • Marginal Revolution considers the problems with San Francisco.
  • Transit Toronto notes a recent joint meeting of the TTC and Metrolinx councils.

[BLOG] Some Tuesday links

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  • D-Brief reports on the Amazon River’s hidden reef and on the threat faced by gorillas.
  • The Dragon’s Gaze links to a paper examining the age of terrestrial planets in the solar neighbourhood.
  • The Dragon’s Tales looks at Guatemala-Belize border tensions.
  • The Everyday Sociology Blog notes shortages of affordable housing in the United States.
  • Joe. My. God. reports that Cleveland police are represented by assholes.
  • Marginal Revolution looks at technological innovation in China.
  • The Planetary Society Blog reports from the latest drilling spot of Curiosity on Mars.
  • The Speed River Journal’s Van Waffle shares a photo of a recently excavated corduroy road, two centuries old, in downtown Waterloo.
  • Torontoist reports on Khalsa Day in Toronto.

[BLOG] Some Monday links

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  • blogTO examines the history of Annex pub Brunswick House.
  • The Frailest Thing shares a touching anecdote about the parent/child relationship.
  • Joe. My. God. notes the autobiographical essay of a former American senator, once married to a woman and now set to marry a man.
  • Language Hat notes a new Lakota-language news site.
  • Personal Reflections’ Jim Belshaw tries to find a middle ground on climate change.
  • Savage Minds considers the concept of peership in anthropology.
  • Window on Eurasia notes that Chinese living in border areas have been given a three-child limit.
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