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[BLOG] Some Tuesday links

  • Antipope hosts a guest blogger with an interesting vision for a new iteration of cyberpunk.
  • Beyond the Beyond’s Bruce Sterling shares a link to a report on Saudi Arabian water resources.
  • Centauri Dreams shares a study of nearby brown dwarf WISE 0855.
  • Crooked Timber notes the amoral technocracy of the Speers.
  • Dangerous Minds shares vintage postcards from a century ago warning against the threat of feminism.
  • The Dragon’s Gaze links to a paper examining the import of carbon to oxygen ratios in exoplanet formation.
  • ImaGeo notes the discovery of new dwarf planet RR245.
  • Joe. My. God. notes that Australians scientists have declared an end to the HIV/AIDS epidemic in that country, conditionally.
  • Language Hat links to a site for learning sign languages.
  • Language Log tests an alleged Finnish joke about Russian occupations for linguistic plausibility.
  • The LRB Blog notes that Prime Minister Theresa May is not a victory for feminism.
  • Marginal Revolution notes the depopulation of Japan and looks at Britain’s low productivity.
  • Otto Pohl announces his impending move to academia in Kurdistan.
  • The Russian Demographics Blog looks at Ukrainian emigration.
  • Window on Eurasia suggests Russian austerity will hurt Russia’s regions.

[NEWS] Some Wednesday links

  • Bloomberg reports on the problems of France’s Burgundy wine region, looks at the impact of Brexit on the economy of South Africa, and thinks Airbnb will survive San Francisco.
  • Bloomberg View considers what the European Union will do next, looks at the EU’s failure to capture hearts and minds, and notes that young Britons are now trapped.
  • The Globe and Mail reports on the problems of Sobeys.
  • The Inter Press Service reports on Cuban agriculture.
  • MacLean’s examines the reasons for Québec separatists’ disinterest in Brexit.
  • National Geographic notes the suspension of Florida’s bear hunts.
  • The National Post suggests Canada could take up the slack in NATO left by the United Kingdom.
  • Open Democracy considers tabloid-driven nationalism in the former Soviet Union and features Owen Jones talking about the need for post-Brexit Britain (or England) to change.

[NEWS] Some early Brexit reaction links

  • Bloomberg notes the leaders of the other 27 member-state governments will be meeting soon to discuss their response, while China calls for calm.
  • In the blogosphere, Crooked Timber, Joe. My. God., Marginal Revolution and the Volokh Conspiracy react.
  • Bloomberg View calls for civil negotiations, and notes the need for EU reform.
  • MacLean’s notes that the UK might well find itself staying anyway.
  • Open Democracy calls for a “reverse Greenland”, allowing Scotland to stay after the United Kingdom leaves.
  • Charlie Stross mourns what will be happening to his country.

Written by Randy McDonald

June 24, 2016 at 11:32 am

[BLOG] Some Sunday links

  • Beyond the Beyond references Vincent Cerf’s concern about the fragility of new media.
  • Crooked Timber considers the politics inherent in monetary unions.
  • The Dragon’s Gaze notes a paper suggesting Alpha Centauri A is quite evolved.
  • Discover‘s Dead Things wonders if Georgia is the birthplace of wine.
  • Joe. My. God. notes the claim of a Florida public employee that the rainbow flag creates a hostile work environment.
  • Language Hat looks at records of ancient Greek music.
  • The LRB Blog considers the politics of hate in the United Kingdom.
  • Marginal Revolution wonders which European financial centres would win at the expense of London.
  • The Power and the Money’s Noel Maurer suggests the United Kingdom should merge with Canada.
  • Registan notes domestic terrorism in Kazakhstan.
  • Torontoist looks at queer people who opt not to celebrate Pride with the crowds.
  • Towleroad looks at a Thai gym for trans men.
  • The Volokh Conspiracy makes the case for sports boycotts.
  • Window on Eurasia notes the fragility of the post-Soviet order, in Ukraine and in Russia.

[NEWS] Some Wednesday links

  • Astronomy Now notes a white dwarf star that is consuming what looks to be limestone debris from one of its planets. Is this a sign of marine life?
  • Bloomberg notes Rolls-Royce’s opposition to Brexit, notes how international sanctions are hurting Hezbollah, looks at China’s massive spending on infrastructure, notes how Donald Trump has barred the Washington Post from covering his campaign, reports that Sydney and Melbourne have applied extra fees for foreig home-buyers, and notes how a China-funded push to expand sugar production in Ethiopia has hit snags.
  • Bloomberg View looks at the extent to which Germany does not dominate the European Union.
  • CBC notes how anti-gay bigotry is connected to the Orlando shooting, and reports on Peter Mackay’s regrets that Canada did not buy new fighter jets.
  • The Inter Press Service notes that the world’s nuclear arsenal has become smaller but is undergoing modernization.
  • MacLean’s considers barriers to interprovincial trade in Canada and reports on the outrage of a juror on the Stanford sex assault case at the light sentence imposed by the judge.
  • National Geographic looks at the mangrove swamp of Iran’s Qeshm Island.
  • Open Democracy takes issue with the idea that the intervention in Libya was a success, notes reasons for Scotland’s relative liking of the European Union, and looks at the Iranian events of June 1981.
  • Universe Today notes that mammals were flourishing even before the dinosaurs departed.

[BLOG] Some Monday links

  • blogTO lists seven hidden beaches in the Toronto area.
  • The Dragon’s Gaze notes the discovery of a Solar twin, Inti 1.
  • Joe. My. God. observes that this weekend was the time for Manhattanhenge in New York City.
  • Language Hat reports on the 1950s travels of Nabokov and describes the effort to preserve the languages of the Arctic.
  • The LRB Blog notes political protest in Madrid.
  • Marginal Revolution worries about the premature deindustrialization of China and its effect on Chinese workers, and notes the dominance of the New York City subway system in American transit numbers.
  • Personal Reflections’ Jim Belshaw describes Homo sapiens sapiens tangled family history, Denisovans and Neanderthal and all.
  • Towleroad notes an anti-gay Vatican official charged with seducing young men.
  • Window on Eurasia notes the new Kalmyk republic mission in Moscow and describes the import of Russia’s Ust-Luga port on the Baltic.

[BLOG] Some Monday links

  • The Dragon’s Gaze notes an observation of bright star HD 76582 that may have turned up indirect evidence of planets.
  • The Dragon’s Tales notes a study claiming that climate change will trigger large-scale migrations.
  • Joe. My. God. notes controversy in North Carolina over the demand for a rapid repeal of HB2.
  • Language Log shares a paper taking an Aristotlean approach to trolling.
  • The Map Room Blog shares the first global topographic map of Mercury.
  • Marginal Revolution notes that Donald Trump voters are relatively well off.
  • Personal Reflections touches on the decline of Sydney’s last Chinese market gardens.
  • Savage Minds makes the case for boycotting Israel academic institutions on the grounds of their collaboration with the denial of education to Palestinians.
  • Window on Eurasia notes that Russia’s cults of victories are used to justify almost anything.
  • Arnold Zwicky looks at the interesting gay graphic novel Shirtlifter.

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