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[BLOG] Some Tuesday links

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  • blogTO notes that Toronto finally got its first test LRT from Bombardier, after many delays.
  • Centauri Dreams considers some of the problems with drafting a message to extraterrestrial civilizations.
  • The Dragon’s Gaze notes that an upcoming Japanese telescope could detect oxygen on, among other planets, K2-3d.
  • Joe. My. God. notes that Ivanka Trump’s shoe factory is moving from China to Ethiopia in pursuit of lower wages.
  • Language Hat links to a report on Alghero, the city that is the heart of a fading enclave of Catalan on the Italian island of Sardinia.
  • The LRB Blog notes the ascent of François Filion in France.
  • Otto Pohl describes the position of Soviet Kurds.
  • pollotenchegg reports on ethnic diversity in the different raions of Ukraine.
  • The Power and the Money’s Noel Maurer links to a 2013 study suggesting Cuba under Communism underperformed significantly.
  • Towleroad looks at Donald Trump’s claim of voter fraud.
  • Window on Eurasia argues that deniers of the Holodomor should be shamed.

[BLOG] Some Saturday links

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  • blogTO shares photos of Toronto streets in the 1960s, cluttered by signage.
  • Crooked Timber and the LRB Blog respond to the death of Fidel Castro.
  • Far Outliers looks at the exploitative but functional British treatment of servants.
  • Language Hat notes the insensitivity of machine translation and examines the evolution of the Spanish language.
  • Lawyers, Guns and Money advocates for an energized public response to racist displays in Trump’s America.
  • The Map Room Blog looks at a controversial Brexit art exhibition.
  • Marginal Revolution notes a pay by the minute coffee shop in Brooklyn.
  • The NYRB Daily shares images of Hokusai.
  • The Planetary Society Blog shares beautiful space photos.
  • Window on Eurasia notes how terror famines were used to russify peripheral areas of the Soviet Union, reports on strengthening religion among younger Daghestanis, and suggests there will be larger Russian deployments in Belarus.

[BLOG] Some Friday links

  • The Big Picture shares photos from Rio in advance of the Olympics.
  • James Bow remembers Mel Hurtig, the recently dead Canadian nationalist.
  • Centauri Dreams considers space-based collection of antimatter.
  • Crooked Timber examines the tyranny of the ideal.
  • Dangerous Minds looks at a charming early 1980s board game, Gay Monopoly.
  • The Dragon’s Gaze predicts future transits of Beta Pictoris b.
  • The Dragon’s Tales examines dwarf planet candidate 2015 RR245.
  • Far Outliers shares some odd placenames found in the western United States.
  • Language Hat reports on a new English/Yiddish dictionary.
  • Language Log looks at how speakers of Slavic and Turkic communicate with each other across Eurasia.
  • The Map Room Blog reports on an interesting-sounding exhibition on maps here in Toronto.
  • Marginal Revolution considers a link between slow population growth and slow economic growth, and suggests land use policy in Tokyo is ideal for a large city.
  • Steve Munro shares exchanges on GO Transit services in the Weston corridor.
  • North’s Justin Petrone shares his progress towards
  • The NYRB Daily looks at how Russia and China in particular make extensive use of doping at the Olympics, and international sports generally.
  • Savage Minds considers how writing can help anthropologists who have witnessed violence heal.
  • The Volokh Conspiracy engages with the bloody legacy of Mao.

[NEWS] Some Monday links

  • Bloomberg notes concern in Asia regarding Brexit, and reports on a Taiwanese call to China to heal from Tiananmen.
  • CBC notes a shocking proposal to assemble a human being using an artificial genome.
  • io9 notes the interest of the Chinese government in setting up a local science fiction award.
  • MacLean’s notes Russian crime gangs are blackmailing gay men.
  • The National Post observes one suggestion that Stonehenge was originally Welsh, and reports on a Wildrose parliamentarian in Alberta who compared a carbon tax to the Ukrainian genocide.
  • Open Democracy examines English identity in the context of Brexit and reports on South America’s Operation Condor.
  • The Toronto Star reports on an African grey parrot that may be a murder witness and notes Trudeau’s statement that preserving indigenous languages is key to preventing youth suicides.

[NEWS] Some Saturday links

  • Bloomberg considers wind power off of Long Island, looks at Odebrecht’s progress despite high-level arrests, and notes New Zealand’s criticism of China’s maritime expansionism.
  • Bloomberg View notes that Germany is a country thoroughly opposed to genocide.
  • The CBC notes the Tragically Hip tickets have sold out, and looks at ice melt in Antarctica.
  • MacLean’s notes the mounting of a monument in Moncton to the three RCMP officers recently killed there.
  • The National Post notes that Iraqi Kurds want to be armed, looks at how Calgary is a center for language change in Canadian English, and looks at how Australians want Canada to take in refugees.
  • Wired looks at the Louvre’s defenses against flooding.

[NEWS] Some Saturday links

  • 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.

[BLOG] Some Wednesday links

  • blogTO identifies five fast-changing neighbourhoods.
  • Crooked Timber praises Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan quartet.
  • The Dragon’s Gaze examines the formation of supermassive stars.
  • A Fistful of Euros reflects on global income inequality.
  • Geocurrents examines Russia’s demographic issues.
  • Joe. My. God. notes that the head of the Russian Orthodox Church has blamed ISIS on gay pride parades.
  • Language Log looks at how language issues influenced the outcome of Taiwan’s election.
  • Lawyers, Guns and Money argues that First Worlders are responsible for poor conditions in Bangladeshi factories.
  • The Map Room examines “persuasive cartography”.
  • Marginal Revolution notes that discrimination hurts economies.
  • Livejournal’s pollotenchegg notes Ukraine’s rapid shifts in natural gas consumption by source country.
  • The Power and the Money considers if the United States might be governed by people who think it a good idea to provoke a war with China.
  • The Russian Demographics Blog links to sources on the Circassian genocide.
  • Strange Maps notes Chinese cartographic propaganda.
  • Transit Toronto favours a partial pedestrianization of King Street.