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[BLOG] Some Wednesday links

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  • Beyond the Beyond’s notes the imminent end of Moore’s law.
  • Centauri Dreams imagines what a stellified gas giant might look like.
  • D-Brief notes Ceres’ lack of large craters and looks at how New Zealand is declaring war on invasive fauna.
  • The Dragon’s Gaze looks at Venus analog Gliese 832d.
  • Joe. My. God. notes intensifying scrutiny of Trump’s Russian links.
  • Language Log looks at the portmanteaux used in the Japanese language.
  • The LRB Blog notes Erdogan’s many voices.
  • Marginal Revolution argues that slow economic growth will not undermine the Chinese system.
  • Steve Munro looks at the effects of construction on the 501 Queen.
  • The Planetary Society Blog looks at the final landing site of the Rosetta probe.
  • pollotenchegg maps wages across Ukraine.
  • Savage Minds reports how war can fragment families, looking to Ukraine.
  • Transit Toroto notes GO Transit’s adding of new double-decker buses.
  • The Volokh Conspiracy considers the thesis that Trump is a consequence of the breakdown of traditional political parties.
  • Window on Eurasia looks at Daghestan’s restriction of movement of “potential” criminals.
  • The Yorkshire Ranter searches for a statistical link between austerity and Brexit.

[BLOG] Some social sciences links

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  • Language Log considers the ideologies of digital scholarship.
  • Peter Rukavina considers what it means for archival purposes that Prince Edward Island used WordStar 2000.
  • The Russian Demographics Blog remaps the country by population and examines opinions in the European Parliament towards Russia.
  • Savage Minds considers what it means to be a participant-observer in as an ethnographer in the Ukrainian war.
  • Understanding Society’s Daniel Little looks at the sociology of accident analysis.

[BLOG] Some politics links

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  • 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 popular culture links

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  • The Big Picture reports from Boston’s Methadone Mile.
  • The Broadside Blog celebrates its seventh anniversary.
  • Dangerous Minds shares vintage photos of Kate Bush.
  • Language Hat considers the position of Chinese poetry.
  • Otto Pohl reflects on his visit to Almaty.
  • Torontoist reports on how Torontonians are hacking Pok√©mon Go.

[BLOG] Some science links

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  • blogTO looks back on a Toronto heat wave in 1935.
  • Centauri Dreams looks at the K2-72 and Kepler-80 systems.
  • D-Brief reports on early signs of global warming in Siberia and looks at how African honeyguide birds work together with human hunters.
  • The Dragon’s Gaze looks at the search for habitable planets around red dwarfs, looks at the habitability of planets with eccentric orbits, and notes that warm Jupiters can co-exist with smaller planets nearby.
  • The Dragon’s Tales look at a proposed Europa mission, and notes an astrobiological model of Titan’s atmosphere.
  • Imageo shares Juno’s first view of Jupiter.
  • The Planetary Society Blog reports about the Planetary Society’s presence at San Diego Comic-Con.

[BLOG] Some Saturday links

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  • The Big Picture shares photos from the Nice terror attack.
  • blogTO notes that it might soon be illegal to talk and text in Toronto.
  • City of Brass’ Aziz Poonawalla responds to Gingrich’s call for a deportation of sharia-believing Muslims.
  • Crooked Timber considers the prospects for the United Kingdom.
  • Language Hat looks at the problems involved with translating Chinese poetry.
  • The LRB Blog looks at third-wave jihadism.
  • The Map Room Blog examines the most popular walking routes in the United Kingdom.
  • Towleroad notes that Trump’s vice-presidential candidate Mike Pence wanted to divert funding for HIV/AIDS towards gay conversion therapy.
  • Window on Eurasia notes that the dying-off of the old generation of people in the former Soviet Union will not necessarily leave younger pro-market ones.

[BLOG] Some Friday links

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  • blogTO writes about the restaurants of Toronto’s Little Tokyo.
  • Centauri Dreams reports from Jupiter.
  • Dangerous Minds looks at David Bowie’s entry into the art world in 1998.
  • The Dragon’s Gaze looks at how tidally locked exoplanets can be habitable.
  • The Dragon’s Tales looks at RR245 and examines Neptune’s migration history.
  • The LRB Blog looks at the prisons of post-revolutionary Egypt.
  • Marginal Revolution reports on a study that aims to predict the sea and naval policies of nations.
  • The NYRB Blog reports on a movie about gentrification in Brooklyn.
  • The Russian Demographics Blog looks at the prevalence of transgender people.
  • Towleroad notes the conclusion of the PARTNER study which has found HIV–undetectable people do not transmit the virus to their partners.
  • Window on Eurasia warns about chaos in Russia, looks at the potential for Moldova to be a model for Ukraine, and examines one-person rule in Russia’s Putin and Chechnya’s Kadyrov.

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