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[BLOG] Some Friday links

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  • blogTO notes that John Tory supports the decriminalization of marijuana.
  • The Dragon’s Gaze considers if there might be a hot Jupiter orbiting a pulsating star.
  • The Dragon’s Tales wonders if multicellularity in cyanobacteria three billion years ago helped drive the Great Oxidation Event.
  • Far Outliers notes the 1878 introduction of football to Burma.
  • A Fistful of Euros notes that Europe is muddling through in the Mediterranean versus migrants and observes that even the optimistic scenarios for economic growth in Greece are dire.
  • The Frailest Thing considers the idea of a technological history of modernity.
  • Language Log notes an example of multiscript graffiti in Berlin.
  • Lawyers, Guns and Money notes how the Confederate cause won the Civil War despite losing the battles.
  • Marginal Revolution argues that default will do nothing to make the underlying issues of Greece business-wise better.
  • The Planetary Society Blog looks at the intriguing geology of Ceres.
  • Peter Rukavina shows the Raspberry Pi computer he built into a Red Rocket tea tin.
  • The Russian Demographics Blog links to a paper studying Russian patriarchy and misogyny in public health.
  • Spacing Toronto looks at the genesis of the Bloor Viaduct’s Luminous Veil.
  • Towleroad examines the Texan pastor who threatened to set himself on fire over same-sex marriage.
  • Une heure de peine celebrates its eighth birthday.
  • The Volokh Conspiracy reacts to the Michael Oren controversy over American ties with Israel.
  • Window on Eurasia warns that Putin’s system in Chechnya is not viable, predicts a worsening of the Russian HIV/AIDS epidemic, and notes that Jewish emigration from Russia has taken off again.

[BLOG] Some Tuesday links

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  • Centauri Dreams looks at the reheated gas giant orbiting white dwarf WD 0806-661.
  • The Dragon’s Tales notes the poor state of the oceans in the Permian.
  • Geocurrents maps the right-wing nationalist note in the 2015 Turkish election.
  • Lawyers, Guns and Money notes the rapid and thorough success of the gay rights movement.
  • Personal Reflections’ Jim Belshaw considers the Greek crisis with reflections on Australia.
  • The Russian Demographics Blog maps population losses in Ukraine over 1939-1948.
  • Torontoist features a journalistic piece looking at a day in the life of a firefighter.
  • Towleroad notes that Christian protesters in South Korea were unable to shut down pride there.
  • Understanding Society considers quantum physics’ effects on the mind.
  • The Volokh Conspiracy announces a legal history panel at next year’s medieval conference at Kalamazoo.
  • Whatever’s John Scalzi celebrates same-sex marriage in the United States.
  • Window on Eurasia argues Ukraine should continue to resist and finds risible Russia’s nullification of the 1954 transfer of Crimea to Ukraine.

[BLOG] Some Monday links

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  • James Bow describes his recent visit to California.
  • City of Brass’ Aziz Poonawalla argues that orthodox Muslims in the United States should celebrate nation-wide same-sex marriage out of their own enlightened self-interest.
  • Centauri Dreams features a guest post from J.M. Nielsen looking at the “zoo hypothesis”.
  • Cody Delistraty examines, with photos, Audrey Hepburn’s lifelong love of Paris.
  • The Dragon’s Gaze links to a paper noting that very young star MWC 758 seems to be forming planetesimals.
  • The Dragon’s Tales reports on a woman with a cyborg arm, and examines the history of Mars’ atmosphere loss.
  • Geocurrents maps the relationship between Turkey’s HDP and the Kurds.
  • Kieran Healy looks for sleeping beauty papers in philosophy.
  • Imageo examines the New Horizons‘ photos of Pluto and Charon.
  • Language Hat notes a comparative dictionary of Siouan languages and notes the dynamics of swearing in Qu├ębec French.
  • Language Log notes the contribution of an American missionary to the development of Korea’s hangul script.
  • Marginal Revolution suggests that low rates of poverty amogn Scandinavians and descendants in the United States has to do with culture not policy, and is scathing about Greece.
  • Peter Rukavina looks inside a hard drive.
  • The Russian Demographics Blog maps Kazakhstan by ethnicity.
  • Torontoist looks at the 1899 Canadian National Exhibition.
  • The Financial Times‘ The World looks at the shared interests of Britain and Australia in Asia.
  • Window on Eurasia notes that Russians are moving away from identifying Ukrainians as part of their nation, looks at the collapse of the Russian world, and looks at disasters in Sochi.

[BLOG] Some Friday links

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  • blogTO notes the heavy level of pollution in Toronto Harbour following recent rains, and suggests Toronto is set to get gigabit Internet speeds.
  • The Broadside Blog’s Caitlin Kelly talks about her recent vacation in Donegal.
  • Centauri Dreams revisits Robert L. Forward’s Starwisp probe.
  • Crooked Timber speculates that there is hope for rapid action on climate change.
  • The Dragon’s Tales reports on an inflated hot Jupiter orbiting a F-class star.
  • The Dragon’s Tales shares a vintage supercomputer pamphlet.
  • Far Outliers looks at the collapse of the Comanche empire in the 1860s.
  • Language Log looks at the controversial English test in France.
  • Lawyers, Guns and Money reacts to an overly broad pulling of computer games with Confederate flags.
  • Steve Munro reacts to the state of streetcar switches.
  • Torontoist looks at a queer art exhibition at Bay and Wellesley on sex ed.
  • Towleroad shares a straight-married Scottish bishop’s tale of same-sex love.
  • The Volokh Conspiracy notes that remembering the Civil War does not requite keeping the Confederate flag.
  • Window on Eurasia notes how few Crimeans identify with Russia and looks at Finnish, Estonian, and Hungarian influence on Russia’s Finno-Ugric minorities.

[BLOG] Some Thursday links

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  • Centauri Dreams reports on a theory suggesting the distant dwarf planet Sedna and its kin were captured from another star in the sun’s birth cluster.
  • Crooked Timber reports on a Dutch court ruling arguing that the Netherlands is legally obliged to reduce carbon dioxide output.
  • The Dragon’s Gaze notes that hot Neptune Gliese 436b has a comet-like tail.
  • The Dragon’s Tales notes that DARPA is working on Martian terraforming bugs.
  • Far Outliers looks at Comanche inroads on bison herds in the 19th century.
  • Geocurrents maps the recent Turkish elections, looking for patterns.
  • Marginal Revolution argues that the campaign against the Confederate flag couldn’t work if the two American political parties were competing for rural white votes.
  • The Russian Demographics Blog shares an Economist ranking of the top tne economies in 2050, Indonesia ranking notably higher.
  • Torontoist notes a local publication of nerd fangirls.
  • Window on Eurasia argues that the Russian Orthodox Church’s ongoing losses in Ukraine will marginalize it internationally.

[BLOG] Some Wednesday links

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  • Gerry Canavan shares his collection of links.
  • Centauri Dreams reacts to the discovery of a polar cap at Charon.
  • Language Log considers rhoticity and class in New York City.
  • Lawyers, Guns and Money examines Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell from a productive intellectual property perspective.
  • Marginal Revolution wonders if Wikipedia will survive the displacement of the personal computers used by contributors by mobiles.
  • Steve Munro looks at the latest on the Yonge relief line.
  • The Power and the Money’s Noel Maurer compares Greece to the Baltic States and Slovakia, and notes the depth of the Greek collapse.
  • The Planetary Society Blog’s Emily Lakdawalla shares the latest from New Horizons
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  • The Russian Demographics Blog reports on censuses in British India.
  • Window on Eurasia notes the intense anti-Americanism of Russia.

[BLOG] Some Tuesday links

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  • D-Brief reports on some highly unusual formations, including more bright spots and a pyramid (?), found on Ceres.
  • The Dragon’s Gaze links to a paper examining the effect the activity of our own sun would have on the discovery of Earth.
  • Joe. My. God. quotes Jim Parsons on how he never quite came out.
  • Language Log reports on multilingualism in China.
  • Marginal Revolution suggests that the question over state debt in Greece is extending moral hazard to private debt.
  • Steve Munro notes how the TTC has to balance spending on infrastructure and on operations.
  • Personal Reflections’ Jim Belshaw reflects on what the Australian equivalent to the New Zealand haka might be.
  • Spacing Toronto wonders why carding refuses to die.
  • Window on Eurasia argues Ukraine should press Russia harder on Crimea.
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