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[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 Beyoncé 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.

[NEWS] Some Wednesday links

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  • The Associated Press notes the hostility in many American communities to Muslim cemeteries.
  • Bloomberg explores the revival of watchmaking in East Germany’s Saxony, and touches on the new two-day public work week in Venezuela.
  • Bloomberg View notes Japan’s rising levels of poverty, looks at the politicization of the Brazilian education system, and examines potential consequences of Pakistan-China nuclear collaboration.
  • The CBC reports on the difficulties of the Canada-European Union trade pact, reports on the conviction of an Alberta couple for not taking their meningitis-afflicted child to medical attention until it was too late, and notes that an American-Spanish gay couple was able to retrieve their child from a Thai surrogate mother.
  • MacLean’s examines how Karla Homolka ending up shifting towards French Canada.
  • The National Post‘s Michael den Tandt is critical of the idea of a new Bombardier bailout.
  • Universe Today notes a paper arguing that, with only one example of life, we can say little with assuredness about extraterrestrial life’s frequency.
  • Vice‘s Noisey notes how Prince and Kate Bush ended up collaborating on “Why Should I Love You?”.
  • The Washington Post reports on a study suggesting that root crops like the potato were less suited to supporting complex civilizations than grains.

[NEWS] Some Tuesday links

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  • Africa is a Country looks at how Ethiopians interpret the 1966 visit of Haile Selassie to Jamaica.
  • The Building Blog depicts how a California town is literally being visibly distorted by seismic forces.
  • Bloomberg considers the import of Beyoncé’s debut of Lemonade on Tidal.
  • Bloomberg View notes how the China-Venezuela money-for-oil pact is failing and looks at the risks of being a Russian media mogul.
  • The Globe and Mail looks at the very high cost of internet in Nunavut.
  • MacLean’s looks at the Iran-Iraq War and examines Beyoncé’s Lemonade.
  • Universe Today notes how spaceflight apparently acts to accelerate aging.
  • Wired notes how much of Venezuela’s electricity shortage is the consequence of booming consumption in the good years.

[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.

[NEWS] Some Saturday links

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  • The BBC suggests bird-like dinosaurs survived the Cretaceous catastrophe because they could eat seeds.
  • Bloomberg wonders what lessons Poland has for China’s economy.
  • Bloomberg View examines immigration controversies in Malaysia.
  • CBC notes that Manulife is now providing life insurance for HIV-positive people.
  • Gizmodo reports from the Pyongyang subway.
  • The Guardian notes the sequencing of Ozzy Osbourne’s DNA.
  • The National Post reports that Québec NDP MP Ruth Ellen Brosseau might well be considering a run for the NDP leadership.
  • Newsweek reports on the decision of the Wall Street Journal to run an ad denying the Armenian genocide.
  • Finally, there has been much written after the death of Prince. Some highlights: The Atlantic looks at how he was a gay icon, Vox shares 14 of his most important songs, the Toronto Star notes his connection to Toronto, Dangerous Minds shares videos of early performances, The Daily Beast explains Prince’s stringent control of his content on the Internet, and In Media Res mourns the man and some of his songs.

[NEWS] Some Thursday links

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  • Bloomberg reports on anti-foreigner rioting in Zambia, looks at the effect of declining Chinese tourist numbers on malls in Hong Kong, and reports on Russia’s policies towards Europe.
  • MacLean’s notes that PEI has raised the HST to 15%.
  • Open Democracy explains what it means to say Karabakh rules Armenia.
  • Universe Today suggests the sun might have eaten a super-Earth interior to Mercury early in the solar system’s history, and reports on the strange alignments of multiple supermassive black holes.
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