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[BLOG] Some Friday links

  • Bad Astronomer Phil Plait looks at the newly-named Neptune moon of Hippocamp, and how it came about as product of a massive collision with the larger moon of Proteus.
  • Centauri Dreams also reports on the discovery of the Neptune moon of Hippocamp.
  • Chris Bertram at Crooked Timber notes how the attempt to revoke the citizenship of Shamima Begum sets a terribly dangerous precedent for the United Kingdom.
  • D-Brief notes new evidence suggesting the role of the Deccan Traps volcanic eruptions in triggering the Cretaceous extinction event, alongside the Chixculub asteroid impact.
  • Far Outliers notes the problems of Lawrence of Arabia with Indian soldiers and with Turks.
  • L.M. Sacasas at The Frailest Thing takes issue with the state of philosophical contemplation about technology, at least in part a structural consequence of society.
  • Hornet Stories shares this feature examining the future of gay porn, in an environment where amateur porn undermines the existing studios.
  • JSTOR Daily considers the spotty history of casting African-American dancers in ballet.
  • Language Hat suggests that the Académie française will soon accept for French feminized nouns of nouns links to professionals (“écrivaine” for a female writer, for instance).
  • The LRB Blog considers the implications of the stripping of citizenship from Shamima Begum. Who is next? How badly is citizenship weakened in the United Kingdom?
  • Marginal Revolution notes the upset of Haiti over its banning by Expedia.
  • The NYR Daily notes the tension in Turkey between the country’s liberal laws on divorce and marriage and rising Islamization.
  • Starts With A Bang’s Ethan Siegel looks at the moment, in the history of the universe, when dark energy became the dominant factors in the universe’s evolution.
  • Towleroad remembers Roy Cohn, the lawyer who was the collaborator of Trump up to the moment of Cohn’s death from AIDS.
  • Understanding Society’s Daniel Little takes a look at Marx’s theories of how governments worked.
  • Window on Eurasia looks at the existential pressures facing many minority languages in Russia.

[BLOG] Some Monday links

  • John Holbo at Crooked Timber considers the different sorts of lies, and different sorts of lie-telling, in politics.
  • The Crux looks at how scientists try to explain language as a product of evolution.
  • D-Brief notes new evidence that the bubonic plague devastated Neolithic Europe five thousand years ago.
  • The Dragon’s Tales notes that the United States has given Russia 60 days to fall in compliance with the INF Treaty.
  • Keiran Healy describes how he used programming to make a map of Canada showing not just provinces but census divisions.
  • Lyman Stone at In A State of Migration shares with readers his family’s trip this spring to Germany and Denmark. (Photos are included.)
  • JSTOR Daily notes the circumstances of the accidental invention of the terrarium in mid-19th century Britain, creating protected environments in a time of growing pollution.
  • Lawyers, Guns and Money notes the simultaneous dependence and devastation that marks the relationship of West Virginia to the coal industry.
  • Marginal Revolution notes parenthetically how Somaliland stands out from the rest of Somalia in that one clan–the Isaaq, here–dominates.
  • Christopher Benfey at the NYR Daily considers, using examples from the Bible and Frost and MacBeth and Pound, the idea of one being blind to metaphor.
  • Starts With A Bang’s Ethan Siegel notes how dark energy was proven to exist.
  • Window on Eurasia notes how most Ukrainians, while skeptical of their country joining the European Union, want a European-style state.
  • Arnold Zwicky considers different saints and different kinds of bears.

[NEWS] Five science links: BC fires, urban animal intelligence, Oort clouds, stars, dark energy

  • The fires of British Columbia are so vast that their smoke is reaching the west of France. Ici Radio-Canada reports.
  • Are the unique challenges posed by modern cities making the animals who live in them smarter? The Atlantic examines the issue.
  • Universe Today notes that the Oort clouds of other stars may well be visible on microwave frequencies.
  • Universe Today reports on the very recent finding that star formation in the Milky Way Galaxy shut down for billions of years, that we are in the middle of a second wave of star formation.
  • Do not fear: There is at least one hypothetical strategy that an arbitrarily advanced future civilization could adopt to minimize the effect of dark energy on its exploration of the universe. Universe Today reports.