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[NEWS] Some Monday links

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  • Bloomberg notes the rail boom in Bangladesh, looks at the fall in the value of the pound, notes a German proposal to give young Britons German citizenship and observes Spanish concern over giving Scotland a voice, looks at competition between Paris and Frankfurt to get jobs from the City of London, looks at how a Chinese takeover of an American ham company worked well, and observes that revised statistics show a much rockier economic history in Argentina.
  • Bloomberg View notes that Merkel is Britain’s best hope for lenient terms and compares Brexit to the Baltic break from the Soviet Union.
  • The Globe and Mail notes continuing problems with the implementation of tidal turbines on the Bay of Fundy.
  • MacLean’s notes that pride marchers in the Manitoba city of Steinbach can walk on the street, and looks at the impact of immigrant investment on Vancouver’s housing market.
  • National Geographic notes the endangerment of Antarctica’s penguins.
  • Open Democracy compares Brexit and the breakup of the former Soviet Union, looks at water shortages in Armenia, and examines the impact of Brexit on Ireland.
  • The Chicago Tribune looks at urban violence.
  • Universe Today notes the Dutch will be going to the Moon with the Chinese.

[BLOG] Some Thursday links

  • D-Brief notes that astronomers have witnessed a distant black hole eat a star.
  • Dangerous Minds looks at 1980s VHS cover art from Germany.
  • The Dragon’s Gaze looks at TYC 3667-1280-1b, a warm Jupiter orbiting a red giant.
  • The Dragon’s Tales looks at how an electric wind helped render Venus uninhabitable.
  • A Fistful of Euros’ Alex Harrowell notes that the dependence of Brexit proponents on outrage over immigration limits their appeal.
  • The LRB Blog notes the severe internal divisions within the Labour Party.
  • The Map Room Blog links to a map of North America drawn in the style of fantasy maps.
  • The Planetary Society Blog notes Chinese plans for the Chang’e 4 probe to explore the far side of the Moon.

[NEWS] Some Thursday links

  • The BBC notes a study suggesting that the bombardment of the early Moon by comets gave it water.
  • Bloomberg View criticizes red tape in Greece, and notes that the salts of Australia will be drawing solar cell manufacturers to that country.
  • The Guardian notes Jeremy Corbyn’s claims of BBC bias against him.
  • The Inter Press Service examines the vulnerability of young women in Africa to HIV.
  • MacLean’s notes the struggles of a prominent Inuit family, the Tootoos, with alcohol.
  • National Geographic notes an exciting archeological dig into the heart of Roman London and reports on signs of activity on Pluto.
  • New Scientist notes that, among the orcas, evolution is driven by culture, with culturally distinctive groups also being genetically distinctive.
  • The Toronto Star reports that Mossack-Fonseca, the law firm at the heart of the Panama Papers, is shuttering offices.
  • Wired notes Switzerland’s Gotthard tunnel and warns that Flint is not the worst bit of American infrastructure in decay.

[BLOG] Some Tuesday links

  • blogTO notes a new union for Toronto freelancers.
  • Dangerous Minds notes a Chinese ban on live streams of women eating bananas seductively.
  • The Dragon’s Gaze notes a paper purporting to provide ways for telescopes to distinguish between exo-Venuses and exo-Earths.
  • The Dragon’s Tales links to a study modelling the collision between Theia and the proto-Earth that created the moon.
  • Language Log notes Chinese colloquialisms.
  • The LRB Blog reflects on the environmental and political implications of the Fort McMurray fire.
  • Marginal Revolution recommends postponing tourism to some exotic destinations until they build up the needed infrastructure.
  • The NYRB Daily introduces readers to the Weimar-era novel Grand Hotel.
  • I disagree with Peter Watts’ argument that things need to get worse before they get better.
  • North!’s Justin Petrone reflects on his experience of the esoteric in Estonia.
  • Window on Eurasia notes the importance of the Soviet victory in the Second World War as a way of justifying Russian hegemony.

[BLOG] Some Sunday links

  • blogTO notes the continued delays with Bombardier’s streetcar deliveries to the TTC, looks at the expansion of WiFi to Toronto stations, and has hope for independent bookstores.
  • The Crux notes a proposal to make the Moon a solar energy power centre for the Earth.
  • The Dragon’s Gaze notes Venus analog Gliese 832d and observes the mass of material in orbit of WD 1145+017.
  • The Dragon’s Tales studies the atmosphere of Pluto.
  • At The Fifteenth, Steve Roby reviews one book on Blondie’s Parallel Lines and another on an in-universe Alien book.
  • The LRB Blog mourns Prince and reflects on the Swedish take on Brexit.
  • The Map Room Blog maps immigrants in France.
  • Towleroad shares the new Roísin Murphy single “Mastermind.”
  • Window on Eurasia notes the transition of Russian to a polycentric language.

[BLOG] Some science links

  • Centauri Dreams looks at the nascent planets of HL Tauri, notes the water ice mountains of Titan, and notes the implications of red dwarfs for SETI searches.
  • Discover‘s The Crux looks at the moving frontiers of nuclear fusion research.
  • D-Brief suggests the Moon has a critical influence on Earth’s magnetic field and notes a new effort to track down the Wow signal in two of our solar system’s comets.
  • The Dragon’s Gaze notes that 55 Cancri e is likely a lava world and looks at starless planet PSO J318.5338−22.8603.
  • The Dragon’s Tales studies the magic islands of Titan’s Ligeia Mare and notes that world’s ethane cycle.
  • The Map Room Blog shares new maps of Switzerland and a gravity map of Mars.
  • The Planetary Society Blog’s Emily Lakdawalla reports on Ceres, while elsewhere the massive cuts to the Russian space budget are explored.

[BLOG] Some Friday links

  • Centauri Dreams notes that the early Earth’s magnetic field could protect it from a violent young sun.
  • D-Brief notes some British storks have abandoned seasonal migration in order to stay year-round at landfills.
  • The Dragon’s Gaze looks at the WASP 94AB binary, a system with two stars each with a hot Jupiter.
  • The Dragon’s Tales reports Russia has slashed its space program’s budget by 30%.
  • Marginal Revolution suggests poor Americans could benefit from being more open to moving around.
  • The NYR Daily is not optimistic about the 2016 American presidential election.
  • Strange Maps divides the world into zones defined by income.
  • Torontoist looks at Ireland Park, built to commemorate the Famine refugees.
  • Transit Toronto notes that today, the 18th of March, is Transit Driver Appreciation Day.
  • The Financial Times‘ The World wonders what would happen if Russia cut natural gas supplies to the European Union.
  • Arnold Zwicky shares an amusing St. Patrick’s Day cartoon.
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