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[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 Sunday links

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  • The Atlantic notes Thailand’s “fake children”, life-sized dolls that are charms.
  • Bloomberg View considers the costs to the United Kingdom of Brexit and the costs and benefits of said to the European Union.
  • Discover looks at the increasingly appreciated place of South Africa in hominid origins.
  • The Inter Press Service examines the closure of Bedouin settlements in Israel.
  • MacLean’s celebrates the Yukon Gold potato’s 50th anniversary.
  • National Geographic looks at the growing number of problems faced by the baboons of Cape Town.
  • The New Yorker considers what might be in the suppressed 28 pages of the 9/11 report.
  • Phys.org maps Neanderthal and Denisovan ancestry worldwide.
  • Reuters notes the discovery of the first monkey fossils in North America.
  • Slate hosts an article complaining about the normalization of Berlin since reunification.
  • The Washington Post mourns the bleaching of nearly all of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.

[BLOG] Some Friday links

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  • blogTO notes the expansion of condo development further east on the waterfront.
  • The Dragon’s Tales notes theropod dinosaurs were also good scavengers.
  • Language Hat shares translator jokes.
  • The LRB Blog reports on the relocation of some refugees on Chios to a camp.
  • Marginal Revolution links to a report suggesting that the misallocation of labour during the bubble is responsible for the slow recovery.
  • The NYRB Daily suggests the AfD marks the reintroduction of nationalism into German politics.
  • pollotenchegg maps demographic change in Ukraine in 2013.
  • Torontoist examines pioneering dentist John G.C. Adams.
  • Transit Toronto notes Bombardier’s delivery of the seventeenth streetcar.
  • Whatever’s John Scalzi points out, looking to North Carolina, that of course boycotts are supposed to hurt.
  • Window on Eurasia speculates that a Russian dissolution would not follow current political frontiers, and examines politics in the Republic of Karelia.

[BLOG] Some Thursday links

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  • blogTO lists some old villages in Toronto swallowed up by urban expansion.
  • Centauri Dreams looks at the laser-launch proposal.
  • The Dragon’s Gaze considers the frequency of Neptune-class planets around metal-poor stars.
  • The Map Room Blog looks at the Vancouver Archives’ digitization of old maps.
  • Window on Eurasia suggests Russia is sponsoring paramilitaries in Germany and looks at underinvestment in Russia’s rail infrastructure.
  • The Financial Times‘ The World touches upon Donald Trump’s relationship with his mother’s Scotland.

[BLOG] Some Friday links

  • Centauri Dreams looks at debris disks, and potential planetary formation, around red giant stars.
  • Crooked Timber notes the Bitcoin frenzy.
  • The Dragon’s Gaze looks at studies of the atmospheres of hot Jupiters.
  • Lawyers, Guns and Money cannot understand skepticism about the harmful nature of the waters of the Michigan city of Flint.
  • The LRB Blog notes that The Gruffalo is a product of Anglo-German collaboration. Is it a product of the European Union?
  • The Planetary Society Blog notes that the joint ESA/Roscosmos Exo-Mars probe is set to launch.
  • The Signal notes a new project to digitize the corpus of Persian-language literature dating back a millennium.
  • Understanding Society looks at social facts and their non-linear origins.
  • The Volokh Conspiracy reports on a paper by on of their authors written in defense of Israel’s borders.
  • The Financial Times‘ The World notes the exceptional fragility of Italian banks.

[BLOG] Some Thursday links

  • blogTO notes that Canadian Backpackers Hostel is set to close down to make room for condos.
  • Centauri Dreams looks at ways to use the Earth’s transit of the Sun to find potentially watching extraterrestrial civilizations.
  • Dangerous Minds notes the human zoo.
  • The Dragon’s Gaze looks at the packed planetary system of young HL Tauri.
  • The Dragon’s Tales notes that primates in North America were not outcompeted by rodents.
  • Geocurrents maps the substantial progress in development seen in Brazil.
  • Language Log notes intriguing research suggesting some songbirds have a capacity for grammar.
  • Lawyers, Guns and Money notes the environmental injustice of hog farms.
  • Marginal Revolution notes it is now possible to get loans with negative interest rates in Germany.
  • Rachel Kessler reflects on otherness and the need for empathy in the works of Octavia Butler.
  • The Russian Demographics Blog commemorates the first mention of the name “Lithuania” in March 9, 1009.
  • Torontoist debates Ontario’s funding of the Catholic separate school system.
  • Transit Toronto looks at the latest plans for Smartttrack in Toronto.

[BLOG] Some Tuesday links

  • blogTO notes the increasing unaffordability of real estate in Toronto.
  • The Broadside Blog’s Caitlin Kelly is quite right about the restorative power of a walk.
  • The Dragon’s Tales notes China’s plans to launch its space station into orbit.
  • The LRB Blog features an essay from a German Jewish cemetery in Berlin, reflecting on past and present migrations and refugees.
  • Geocurrents notes the very sharp worldwide drop in fertility rates between 1950 and 2015.
  • The NYRB Daily considers controversies over museums in Berlin.
  • Peter Rukavina notes the very odd weather projected Thursday for Charlottetown.
  • Torontoist examines how Ontario’s proposal for free tuition for student from low-income families would work.
  • Window on Eurasia notes Russian interest in triggering Latgalian separatism to try to control Latvia.
  • Arnold Zwicky considers the idea of the “greater West Coast.”
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