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[BLOG] Some Thursday links

  • Bad Astronomer Phil Plait notes the growing evidence for the detection of a Neptune-size exomoon, provisionally named Kepler-1625b I, as does Centauri Dreams, as does D-Brief.
  • D-Brief notes evidence that the songs of humpback whales last over generations.
  • JSTOR Daily considers the fascination of Mary Shelley with cemeteries.
  • Lingua Franca, at the Chronicle of Higher Education, considers an important question: “different from”, or “different than”?
  • The Map Room Blog shares maps of the earthquake and tsunami in Sulawesi, and the relief effort.
  • Drew Rowsome takes a look at a new documentary examining the famed Studio 54.
  • Daniel Little, at Understanding Society, considers (after others) the idea of emotions as neurophysical phenomena.
  • Window on Eurasia suggests that Turkey’s recent efforts to become a power in Central Asia are being aided by the way its efforts mesh with China’s.

[BLOG] Some Friday links

  • Bad Astronomer Phil Plait shares stunning photos of Jupiter and its moons taken from the Earth.
  • The Broadside Blog’s Caitlin Kelly talks about the life lessons she has taken from her recent extended trip in Europe.
  • Centauri Dreams notes the testing, by a European team, of the InflateSail intended to remove debris from Earth orbit.
  • Crooked Timber takes a look at the historically messy interactions between democratic governance and economic policy.
  • Dangerous Minds notes that Trump is making use of LGBT people as pawns. I wish the conclusion was less frighteningly convincing.
  • The Dragon’s Gaze links to a paper on a recent search for exomoons, including the possible detection of Kepler 1625b I.
  • The Frailest Thing’s Michael Sacasas considers what it means for a parent to look at their child in an era of technologically mediated vision.
  • In Medias Res’ Russell Arben Fox notes, from his personal experience, how Donald Trump just does not get scouting.
  • Language Log shares a report of how a Chinese man with synesthesia sees written language.
  • The LRB Blog notes how Isaiah Berlin predicted the Saudi-American alliance back in 1945.
  • Marginal Revolution notes a recent decline in regional income convergence in the United States. Causes?
  • The Power and the Money’s Noel Maurer notes the politics that went into costly subway design changes in Mexico City. (Line 12 does look nice.)
  • Strange Company notes the romance of the grave of the Mysterious Stranger in Alexandria, Virginia. Who was she?
  • Unicorn Booty notes that Jinks Monsoon will be voicing a Steven Universe character and is out as non-gendered.
  • Window on Eurasia notes growing controversy in Kyrgyzstan over a switch in Kyrgyz alphabets from Cyrillic to Latin.