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[NEWS] Some Friday links

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  • Bloomberg notes Saudi Arabia’s efforts to cut Iran off from trade with its neighoburs, looks at how population growth in London will outpace–and be different from–population change in the rest of the United Kingdom, and reports on the plight of child labourers in Indonesia’s tobacco fields.
  • Bloomberg View argues Uber is no match for mass transit in the European Union and suggests that any negative consequences of immigration for native workers are overblown.
  • CBS News and BBC talk about the use of old technology like floppy disks in key software programs, the BBC being kinder than CBS.
  • Gizmodo describes the current heat wave in the Arctic, something literally off the charts.
  • IPS News notes the politics o mapping Kashmir, notes the chaos in Venezuela, and looks at water shortages in Burma.
  • Kotaku notes how the Ghibli museum in Japan is getting a catbus.
  • MacLean’s looks at the political potential of Kevin O’Leary.
  • The National Post notes the serious concerns over the Rio Olympics.
  • Open Democracy looks at the Moscow consensus for autocracy in the former Soviet Union and proposes a new security policy for Ukraine.
  • The Toronto Star and MacLean’s report from the sentencing of James Forcillo for the murder of Sammy Yatim.
  • Wired wonders if scientists can engineer coral resistant to climate change.

[BLOG] Some Friday links

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  • The Big Picture shares photos from the eruption of Mount Sinabung in Indonesia.
  • The Broadside Blog’s Caitlin Kelly writes about the importance of colleagues for solitary writers.
  • D-Brief notes the rediscovery of the Blue-Eyed Ground Dove in Brazil, once believed extinct.
  • The Dragon’s Gaze notes reports of the discovery of massive planets via gaps in the protoplanetary disks of HL Tauri and HD 135344B.
  • The Dragon’s Tales notes a paper making specific projections about the shape of the Kuiper Belt if Planet Nine was around.
  • A Fistful of Euros speculates as to the severity of the United Kingdom’s post-Brexit recession.
  • Language Log considers writing Shanghainese.
  • The LRB Blog remembers Madeleine Lebeau, last survivor of the cast of Casablanca.
  • Marginal Revolution engages with Peter Thiel’s funding of Hulk Hogan’s lawsuit against Gawker.
  • The Planetary Society Blog notes sterling work reclaiming distorted images from the Voyager probes.
  • pollotenchegg reports on the origins of migrants to Kyiv.
  • The Power and the Money’s Noel Maurer reports on Puerto Rico.
  • Seriously Science notes that wild boar apparently wash their food before eating.
  • Window on Eurasia looks at Putin’s traditionalism, wonders if there might be a Russian Olympics boycott to spare the country the shame of being excluded, speculates about the North Caucasus’ future within Russia, and reports Ukrainian worries of being isolated versus Russia.

[NEWS] Some Wednesday links

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  • Al Jazeera looks at the rejection of political Islam by Tunisia’s Ennahda party.
  • The Australian Broadcasting Corporation notes the ambition of Zambia to become a major food-exporting country.
  • Bloomberg notes the negative impact of booming immigration on the New Zealand economy, observes Ireland’s efforts to attract financial jobs from London-based companies worried by Brxit, reports on the elimination of Brazil’s sovereign wealth fund, and notes a lawsuit lodged by Huawei against Samsung over royalties.
  • Bloomberg View notes that Russia can at least find domestic investors, and worries about the politicization of the Israeli military.
  • CBC reports on the Syrian refugee who has become a popular barber in Newfoundland’s Corner Brooks, notes the sad news of Gord Downie’s cancer, and wonders what will happen to Venezuela.
  • Daily Xtra writes about the need for explicit protection of trans rights in Canadian human rights codes.
  • MacLean’s notes Uber’s struggles to remain in Québec.
  • National Geographic notes Brazilian efforts to protect an Amazonian tribe.
  • The National Post reports about Trudeau’s taking a day off on his Japan trip to spend time with his wife there.
  • Open Democracy wonders what will become of the SNP in a changing Scotland.
  • The Toronto Star looks at payday lenders.
  • Wired examines Twitter’s recent changes.

[NEWS] Some Tuesday links

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  • The Atlantic notes the import of the assassination of the head of the Taliban.
  • The BBC observes Spotify has more revenues, but is still not making money.
  • Bloomberg suggests Brexit would embolden central European populists and slow down growth, and looks at Coca Cola’s end of production in Venezuela.
  • Bloomberg View suggests a new class of educated Chinese professionals will hurt middle-class wages.
  • The CBC notes the lifting of the mandatory evacuation order for northern Alberta oil sands camps.
  • Daily Xtra looks at the importance of Facebook in spreading knowledge to PrEP.
  • Gizmodo notes the proliferation of cephalopods in the world’s oceans.
  • The Miami Herald describes how desperate Venezuelans are turning to urban gardening.
  • The National Post looks at Kevin O’Leary’s interest in Canadian politics.
  • The Toronto Star reports on the lifting of the American arms sales embargo against Vietnam.
  • Wired notes Grindr can still be hacked to identify users’ locations.

[NEWS] Some Friday links

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  • Bloomberg looks at Argentina’s push for renewable energy, reports on Rosatom’s interest in developing South Africa as an entry into the African nuclear market, writes about China’s opposition to anything remotely like separatism in Hong Kong, and looks at Poland’s demand for an apology for Bill Clinton critical of the new government.
  • Bloomberg View notes the importance of honest statistics in Brazil, and calls for American arms sales to a friendly Vietnam.
  • CBC notes new Conservative support for a transgender rights bill and reports on how Ontario’s climate policy will hit Alberta’s natural gas exports.
  • Gizmodo notes Portugal has just managed to power itself entirely on renewable energy for four days.
  • The Inter Press Service describes the Middle Eastern refugee crisis.
  • The National Post looks at a proposed New York State ban on declawing cats.
  • Open Democracy reports on Norway’s EU status via a left-leaning Norwegian, looks at the life of Daniel Berrigan, and notes the emergent Saudi-Indian alliance.
  • Universe Today describes the circumstellar habitable zones of red giants.

[NEWS] Some Wednesday links

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  • Bloomberg notes Twitter will stop counting photos and links against its 140-character limit, reports on the challenges of the new Taiwanese president, and reports on Japan’s efforts to boost its workforce.
  • Bloomberg View argues European banks just aren’t good at investment banking, suggests austerity worked for Latvia, and argues an IMF suggestion of a debt holiday for Greece is impolitic.
  • CBC notes J.K. Rowling’s defense of Donald Trump.
  • Via The Dragon’s Gaze, I found this Eurekalert post noting a search for Earth-like worlds around highly evolved stars, like the red giants that our sun will evolve into.
  • Gizmodo reports on how Sweden is moving the city of Kiruna to safer ground, and describes Amazon’s interest in opening more physical bookstores.
  • The Inter Press Service wonders what will happen to Brazil now.
  • The National Post notes the mysteries surrounding a secret American military spaceplane.
  • Open Democracy looks at the human rights consequences of Mexico’s long-running drug war.
  • TVO considers the impact of a long NDP leadership campaign on the party.

[BLOG] Some Wednesday links

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  • The Big Picture shares photos of a Shanghai neighbourhood that refuses to sell out to developers.
  • James Bow rates California rail.

  • Centauri Dreams looks at the large dwarf planet 2007 OR10.
  • Dangerous Minds notes a campaign by a 9/11 conspiracy theorist to raise funds to buy an airplane and a building.
  • The Dragon’s Gaze looks at the Kepler-223 system.
  • Language Hat looks at an astonishingly thorough German-led effort to publish a dictionary of Latin.
  • The NYRB Daily assesses the Iran nuclear deal.
  • The Power and the Money’s Noel Maurer considers Brazil and argues that any treachery in Sykes-Picot was less in the deal and more in the assumptions behind it.
  • Transit Toronto notes the return of GO Transit’s seasonal trains to Niagara.
  • Window on Eurasia notes Moscow’s refusal to allow Circassians a memorial march.
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