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[NEWS] Some Friday links

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  • Atlas Obscura looks at the 18th century British tradition of installing hermits in gardens.
  • Bloomberg looks at Brexit proponents who say the United Kingdom can arrange a better deal with the European Union than Switzerland, notes continued anger after the housing collapse, and studies prospects for light rail in Los Angeles.
  • CBC notes the death of K-Tel founder Phil Kives and looks at fracking damage in Oklahoma.
  • MacLean’s notes that a former PQ minister who blames Liberal strength on English and Allophone voters does not know demographics.
  • National Geographic looks at Pripyat as a modern equivalent to Pompeii.
  • Open Democracy looks at the particular dynamics behind right-wing populism in Estonia.
  • Quartz notes the rise of the megacity.
  • The Toronto Star notes lessons Toronto can take from New York City on building better streets.
  • Vice looks at how the ability to learn does not require a nervous system.
  • Wired looks at the reason for the odd roads of Kansas.

[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 Saturday links

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  • blogTO shared photos of the 420 celebrations at Yonge-Dundas Square.
  • Crooked Timber wonders if financial institutions don’t prepare for their ends because they don’t believe they will end.
  • Maximos’ Blog shares a video sampler for the blogger’s new book.
  • The Power and the Money’s Noel Maurer considers talk of reforming investment tribunals.
  • Torontoist reports on a lovely public art project downtown centered on stamps.
  • Towleroad reports on the stringent nature of sharia law in Indonesia’s province of Aceh.
  • The Financial Times‘ The World notes Gove’s ludicrous suggestion that the United Kingdom might enjoy the position of Albania vis-a-vis the European Union.

[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.

[NEWS] Some Monday links

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  • Asahi notes the problems of Uniqlo.
  • Atlas Obscura looks at the effort to restore the Old Spanish Trail, an early American interstate highway.
  • Bloomberg notes the travails of the coal industry in the Czech Republic.
  • Bloomberg View notes South Africa’s serious economic problems and looks at how the Panama Papers make centrism more difficult.
  • CBC notes how a terrifyingly high suicide rate in Attawapiskat has triggered a state of emergency.
  • Fusion looks at how default settings for online mapping services have left some people targets.
  • The Boston Globe reports on how Boston cops can now be freely gay.
  • The Inter Press Service notes the increasing alienation of Ethiopia’s Oromo in the face of the corporatization of agriculture.
  • MacLean’s considers the future of the NDP, post-Mulcair.
  • Space Daily looks at new research examining how neutron stars could, through mass accretion, become black holes.
  • The Toronto Star looks at what happened to Mulcair at the NDP convention.
  • The Weather Network notes the spread of goldfish into the lakes of Alberta.

[BLOG] Some Sunday links

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  • blogTO notes that a strip of stores just north of Yonge and Eglinton will be demolished for, naturally, condos.
  • The Broadside Blog’s Caitlin Kelly shares her thoughts about the theatre.
  • Joe. My. God. shares new music from Tegan and Sara.
  • Marginal Revolution reports on an open letter sent out by economists to Iran talking about how the country can prosper.
  • The NYR Daily hosts an essay by George Soros proposing how the European Union can handle refugees.
  • Savage Minds considers the awkward position of anthropology, as an ignored subaltern of a discipline.
  • Window on Eurasia notes controversy over a Joseph Conrad statue in the Russian city of Vologda and notes Russian-Iranian discussion about a canal connecting the Caspian Sea to the Persian Gulf.

[NEWS] Some Saturday links

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  • Bloomberg notes controversy over Sanders’ attendance at a Vatican conference and reports on the proposal for a bridge linking Saudi Arabia and Egypt across the Gulf of Aqaba.
  • Bloomberg View notes mixed evidence behind the idea that separatism can work economically, and criticizes San Francisco’s family leave policy as having too much impact on business.
  • CBC notes that the European Union will require visas of Canadians if Canada does not give visa-free access to Bulgarians and Romanians and looks at the controversy over women praying at the Western Wall in Jerusalem.
  • The Globe and Mail notes the division of the NDP over Mulcair, looks at the importance of the long-form census for northern Canada, and examines Vancouver’s rental market.
  • The Inter Press Service reports on how the Nicaragua Canal is bogged down by money and environmental issues.
  • MacLean’s defends transparent tax havens, as opposed to the other kind.
  • National Geographic reports on the role of amateur mapmakers in charting the Syrian conflict and describes an exciting reconstruction of Pompeii.
  • Universe Today reports on the ice disk of HD 100546.
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