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[BLOG] Some Friday links

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  • blogTO writes about the restaurants of Toronto’s Little Tokyo.
  • Centauri Dreams reports from Jupiter.
  • Dangerous Minds looks at David Bowie’s entry into the art world in 1998.
  • The Dragon’s Gaze looks at how tidally locked exoplanets can be habitable.
  • The Dragon’s Tales looks at RR245 and examines Neptune’s migration history.
  • The LRB Blog looks at the prisons of post-revolutionary Egypt.
  • Marginal Revolution reports on a study that aims to predict the sea and naval policies of nations.
  • The NYRB Blog reports on a movie about gentrification in Brooklyn.
  • The Russian Demographics Blog looks at the prevalence of transgender people.
  • Towleroad notes the conclusion of the PARTNER study which has found HIV–undetectable people do not transmit the virus to their partners.
  • Window on Eurasia warns about chaos in Russia, looks at the potential for Moldova to be a model for Ukraine, and examines one-person rule in Russia’s Putin and Chechnya’s Kadyrov.

[BLOG] Some Thursday links

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  • Discover introduces its new blog Astrobeat.
  • Centauri Dreams looks at our operations throughout our solar system.

  • Dangerous Minds shares recordings from Prince’s Sign o’ The Times tour rehearsals.
  • The Dragon’s Gaze links to a study of gas giant HD 95086b.
  • The Dragon’s Tales notes evidence for pre-European trade in eastern Polynesia.
  • Gizmodo notes that a large vertical farm is being built in New Jersey.
  • Joe. My. God. notes that Kim Davis is being accused of hiding requested public documents.
  • The LRB Blog notes that the Chilcot report proves Blair’s culpability.
  • Marginal Revolution notes the weakness of Deutsche Bank, looks at how the weak pound won’t help Britain, and observes Italy’s weakness.
  • Steve Munro considers reviving the Scarborough LRT proposal.
  • Personal Reflections’ Jim Belshaw notes Australia’s problems with Internet speed.
  • Supernova Condensate looks at the Juno probe’s arrival at Jupiter.
  • Transit Toronto notes that high speeds have slowed down rail transit in Toronto.

[BLOG] Some Tuesday links

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  • The Dragon’s Gaze considers detecting industrial civilizations through their ozone holes.
  • Joe. My. God. notes the French National Front’s opposition to the Pride parade in Paris.
  • Language Log considers English names in China.
  • The Power and the Money’s Noel Maurer is confused by Spanish policy towards Scotland in the era of Brexit.
  • Spacing Toronto notes that twenty years’ worth of Fort York’s journal are available online.
  • Supernova Condensate notes the complexity of the Juno probe’s arrival at Jupiter.
  • Torontoist shares photos of Honest Ed’s in its last months.
  • Window on Eurasia notes the domination of Russia by its big cities, reports on a political dissident in Belarus, and suggests the Donbas republics are starting to erode.

[BLOG] Some Monday links

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  • Beyond the Beyond’s Bruce Sterling mourns the death of Alvin Toffler.
  • The Big Picture shares images of the Istanbul airport attack.
  • blogTO notes Toronto’s recent Trans March was the largest in world history.
  • The Broadside Blog’s Caitlin Kelly interviews memoirist Plum Johnson.
  • Centauri Dreams considers the determination of distances to dim stars and looks at the total energies likely to be used in interstellar travel and interplanetary colonization.
  • Crooked Timber notes the ordered recount in Austria’s presidential elections and advocates for anti-militarism.
  • D-Brief notes the exciting discoveries of Ceres, and observes that ancient tombs may have doubled as astronomical observatories.
  • The Dragon’s Gaze considers where warm Jupiters form, considers the stability of complex exoplanet systems, and notes a high-precision analysis of solar twin HIP 100963.
  • The Dragon’s Tales wonders if the shape of Martian sand dunes indicate a denser Martian atmosphere a bit more than four billion years ago.
  • The Everyday Sociology Blog considers evictions and poverty in the United States.
  • Inkfish notes that different honeybees seem to have different personalities.
  • Language Hat notes the import of Maltese in Mediterranean history.
  • Language Log talks about Sino-Japanese.
  • Lovesick Cyborg shares the doubts of polled Americans with the viability of virtual lovers.
  • The LRB Blog shares an article supporting Corbyn.
  • The Map Room Blog notes that San Francisco was literally built on buried ships.
  • Marginal Revolution notes the collapse of Greek savings and looks at Euroskepticism’s history in the United Kingdom.
  • Steve Munro updates readers on Union-Pearson Express ridership.
  • The Power and the Money’s Noel Maurer thinks the Netherlands Antilles offer useful models to the United Kingdom, and is confused by a claim that that bias against Mexican immigrants does not exist when the data seems to suggest it does.
  • Torontoist goes into the life of conservative Protestant newspaper publishing Black Jack Robinson.
  • Transit Toronto notes that in a decade, GO Trains will connect Hamilton to Niagara Falls.
  • The Volokh Conspiracy argues against using the Brexit vote to argue against referenda.
  • Window on Eurasia notes the Russian deployment of military forces to the Belarus border, looks at Tatarstan’s concern for its autonomy, observes the changing demographics of Ukraine, and notes the Russian debate over what sort of European Union collapse they would like.
  • Arnold Zwicky remembers his father through ephemera.

[BLOG] Some Wednesday links

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  • The Big Picture looks at flooding in West Virginia.
  • Centauri Dreams considers how to develop a deep-space infrastructure.
  • Crooked Timber considers Boris Johnson and looks at the Norway option.
  • Dangerous Minds praises Laura Nyro.
  • The Dragon’s Tales reports on Martian agriculture.
  • The LRB Blog considers the ongoing constitutional crisis in the United Kingdom.
  • The Map Room Blog looks at the results of the Spanish elections.

[BLOG] Some Sunday links

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  • Centauri Dreams looks at photon propulsion.
  • Dangerous Minds links to an Austrian television special on Kraftwerk from 1981.
  • The Dragon’s Gaze links to a paper identifying remnant planetary systems around bright white dwarf stars.
  • The Dragon’s Tales links to a study examining elements of the potential habitability of a young Venus.
  • Joe. My. God. reposts a vintage article relating the Stonewall riot.
  • The LRB Blog notes the strong divisions of the United Kingdom.
  • Marginal Revolution looks at reasons for growing nationalism among some lower-income groups.
  • Personal Reflections’ Jim Belshaw is concerned about the post-Brexit United Kingdom.
  • Peter Rukavina looks at his Raspberry Pi warning system for performances at The Guild.
  • Torontoist looks at how Brexit will affect Toronto.
  • The Volokh Conspiracy notes Brexit as a bad thing.
  • Whatever’s John Scalzi looks at Brexit through the American lens.
  • Window on Eurasia claims Chinese interests are buying up large amounts of Siberian border land.

[BLOG] Some Thursday links

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  • 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.
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