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[BLOG] Some Wednesday links

  • Centauri Dreams notes the possible discovery of Proxima Centauri c.
  • D-Brief notes the discovery of a second circumbinary planet in the Kepler-47 system.
  • Far Outliers notes the Union reaction to the civil war battle of Shiloh.
  • Mark Graham shares a link to an article abstract examining the impact of call centres on social upgrading in South Africa.
  • io9 notes plans for closer integration between the movie and television properties of the MCU.
  • JSTOR Daily explains how Florida got its name.
  • Lawyers, Guns and Money notes the similarities between the Notre Dame fire and the destruction of the National Museum of Brazil last year.
  • The LRB Blog notes the appeal of Gothic architecture.
  • Marginal Revolution links to a paper suggesting that, in the United States, negative effects of the China Shock had concluded a decade ago.
  • The NYR Daily looks at Trump’s agitprop.
  • Drew Rowsome interviews actor Nathaniel Bacon on the occasion of his appearance in a new Sky Gilbert show.
  • Peter Rukavina shares a map of light pollution on PEI.
  • Starts With A Bang shares a plan for reducing light pollution in a n urbanizing world.
  • Window on Eurasia complains of a creeping annexation of Belarus by Russia.

[URBAN NOTE] Five notes from in and around Toronto, from apartments to politics to museums

  • blogTO’s post talking about how apartment seekers can find a place is revealing.
  • The Toronto Star story of a First Nations man, John Fox, demanding answers to the death of his daughter Cheyenne is sad.
  • The Toronto Star notes that Black Lives Matter is not marching in this year’s Toronto Pride parade and that no one knows why.
  • The Toronto Star notes that, in the recent Conservative leadership race, social conservatives had string support in the suburbs.
  • Torontoist tells the story of how the Royal Ontario Museum became a world-class museum.

[BLOG] Some Thursday links

  • blogTO notes the heated protests of taxi drivers over UberX.
  • Centauri Dreams looks at the question of where we should look for rocky planets.
  • D-Brief looks at the latest on Ceres.
  • Joe. My. God. shares the transcript of a 911 call from a hotel so alarmed by two trans guests that it called the police.
  • Lawyers, Guns and Money notes how sprawl complicates employment.
  • The Power and the Money’s Noel Maurer looks at how locally-subsidized beer production in Australia undermined the British Empire.
  • Peter Rukavina shares photos from his visit to the Musée de l’imprimerie du Québec in Montréal.
  • Window on Eurasia suggests that the breakdown in Russia-Turkey relations will hurt the fragile economy of the North Caucasus and looks at young Kyrgyzstanis going off to fight for ISIS.