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[BLOG] Some Friday links

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  • blogTO notes the 1970s, when Yonge around Queen was under reconstruction.
  • The Broadside Blog’s Caitlin Kelly talks about her writing life in New York City.
  • The Crux considers: Neandertal or Neanderthal?
  • Dangerous Minds notes the new Laibach app.
  • The Dragon’s Gaze looks at evaporating hot Jupiter HD 209458b.
  • The Dragon’s Tales notes Russia’s planned reduction of its crew on the International Space Station.
  • Joe. My. God. notes the reactions of the Trump camp to Hillary’s alt-right speech.
  • Language Hat links to a paper examining the transition from classical to modern Arabic.
  • Marginal Revolution considers the economics of durable art.
  • The Russian Demographics Blog looks at post-Soviet patterns of migration and examines the ethnic composition of Georgia circa 1926.
  • Une heure de peine reports on a new French series on sociology in comic book format.
  • The Volokh Conspiracy considers the legal question of a head transplant.
  • Window on Eurasia notes the violent rivalries of the two Donbas republics and looks at a refugee-prompted restricted movement zone on Russia’s frontier with Norway.

[BLOG] Some Wednesday links

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  • blogTO notes the all-gender washrooms of the CNE.
  • The Broadside Blog’s Caitlin Kelly looks at ways people can preserve themselves.
  • Dangerous Minds shares photos of homeless people, by themselves and dressed in their childhood dreams.
  • False Steps looks at a proposed Soviet orbital tug.
  • Far Outliers looks at the Navajo, at their pastoralist lifestyle, at their adaptiveness, and at their 1864-1865 deportation east and their 1868 return.
  • Marginal Revolution notes the extreme dependence of Australia on China.
  • The Planetary Society Blog considers the question of scale in a Mars photo.
  • Towleroad notes the impending success of Frank Ocean’s album.
  • Window on Eurasia suggests Russia is undercounting Ukrainians, despairs for the future of Russia-Ukraine relations, and notes the Hitler-Stalin alliance’s legacies.

[BLOG] Some Monday links

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  • At Antipope, Charlie Stross writes about how colonizing even a nearby and Earth-like Proxima Centauri b would be far beyond our abilities.
  • The Broadside Blog’s Caitlin Kelly responds to Canada’s mourning of the Tragically Hip.
  • Centauri Dreams considers the life that may exist in the oceans of Europa.
  • D-Brief notes an Alaskan village that is being evacuated because of climate change-related erosion.
  • The Dragon’s Gaze notes that Gliese 1132b is likely a Venus analog.
  • The Dragon’s Tales wonders about Titan’s polar regions.
  • False Steps considers the Soviet plans for a substantial lunar settlement.
  • Far Outliers reports on the Czech and Slovak secret agents active in the United States during the First World War.
  • Gizmodo notes the steady spread of lakes on the surface of East Antarctica.
  • Language Hat examines the birth of the modern Uzbeks.
  • Language Log shares bilingual Spanish-Chinese signage from Argentina.
  • Marginal Revolution notes the arrival of tourists in Belgium seeking euthanasia.
  • Maximos62 shares footage from Singapore’s Festival of the Hungry Ghost.
  • Steve Munro notes the little publicity given to the 514 streetcar.
  • Justin Petrone reflects on Estonian stereotypes of Latvia.
  • pollotenchegg looks at the regional demographics of Ukraine.
  • The Russian Demographics Blog notes the inclusion of Cossacks in the Russian census.
  • Strange Maps shares a map of the actually-existing Middle East.
  • Understanding Society examines the interwar ideology of Austrofascism.
  • Window on Eurasia looks at what the Soviet coup attempt in 1991 did and did not do.

[BLOG] Some Friday links

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  • Anthropology.net notes that schizophrenia is not an inheritance from the Neanderthals.
  • D-Brief notes a recent study of nova V1213 Cen that drew on years of observation.
  • Dangerous Minds shares a Simple Minds show from 1979.
  • The Everyday Sociology Blog argues in favour of educating people about how they consume.
  • Far Outliers notes the mid-12th century Puebloan diaspora and the arrival of the Navajo.
  • Marginal Revolution’s Tyler Cowen reports on the Faroe Islands.
  • The Planetary Society Blog notes the impending launch of the OSIRIS-REx probe.
  • Spacing Toronto examines through an interview the idea of artivism.
  • Strange Maps notes the need to update the map of Louisiana.
  • Torontoist introduces its new daily newsletters.
  • Understanding Society examines liberalism’s relationship with hate-based extremism.
  • Window on Eurasia notes that Russians are concerned about their country’s post-Ukraine isolation but not enough to do anything about it, and looks at the generation gap across the former Soviet space.

[BLOG] Some Wednesday links

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  • From last month, Charlie Stross imagined how the Laundry of his ongoing fiction series would have reacted to Boris Johnson as their superior.
  • The Big Picture shares photos of winning Olympians.
  • blogTO celebrates the Leslie Street Spit and south Etobicoke.
  • Centauri Dreams notes a study of some of the smallest and most planet-like brown dwarfs.
  • The Dragon’s Tales considers the possibilities of relatively recent supernovas affecting Earth.
  • Far Outliers looks at the fur trapper culture of the American west in the early 19th century.
  • The Map Room Blog links to a study of the Brexit vote in maps.
  • Marginal Revolution’s Tyler Cowen links to two columns, one on the end of economic miracles and one on what Danish-Americans do better than Danes.
  • The Planetary Society Blog notes Russia’s plan to drop the number of its astronauts on the International Space Station.
  • Peter Rukavina wonders who are the 25 subscribers to The New Yorker on the Island.
  • Savage Minds has a couple of posts noting the way the skills of anthropology can be made to apply outside the discipline.
  • Window on Eurasia looks at Russia’s interest in non-citizens in the Baltic States.

[BLOG] Some Monday links

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  • At Antipope, Charlie Stross describes how Brexit has forced him to rewrite his latest novel.
  • D-Brief suggests early Venus was once habitable, and notes the rumour of an Earth-like planet found around Proxima Centauri.
  • The Dragon’s Gaze notes the detection of storms of brown dwarfs.
  • The Dragon’s Tales reports on more signs of water on Mars.
  • False Steps notes an early American proposal for a space station in orbit of the Moon.
  • Language Hat talks about lost books, titles deserving broader readership.
  • The LRB Blog talks about the EU and Brexit.
  • Marginal Revolution notes a study suggesting Trump support is concentrated among people close to those who have lost out from trade.
  • Neuroskeptic reports on the story of H.M., a man who lost the ability to form new memories following a brain surgery.
  • The Volokh Conspiracy engages the idea of voting with a lesser evil.
  • Window on Eurasia notes the role of immigrants in Moscow’s economy.

[BLOG] Some Friday links

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  • The Big Picture shares photos from Rio in advance of the Olympics.
  • James Bow remembers Mel Hurtig, the recently dead Canadian nationalist.
  • Centauri Dreams considers space-based collection of antimatter.
  • Crooked Timber examines the tyranny of the ideal.
  • Dangerous Minds looks at a charming early 1980s board game, Gay Monopoly.
  • The Dragon’s Gaze predicts future transits of Beta Pictoris b.
  • The Dragon’s Tales examines dwarf planet candidate 2015 RR245.
  • Far Outliers shares some odd placenames found in the western United States.
  • Language Hat reports on a new English/Yiddish dictionary.
  • Language Log looks at how speakers of Slavic and Turkic communicate with each other across Eurasia.
  • The Map Room Blog reports on an interesting-sounding exhibition on maps here in Toronto.
  • Marginal Revolution considers a link between slow population growth and slow economic growth, and suggests land use policy in Tokyo is ideal for a large city.
  • Steve Munro shares exchanges on GO Transit services in the Weston corridor.
  • North’s Justin Petrone shares his progress towards
  • The NYRB Daily looks at how Russia and China in particular make extensive use of doping at the Olympics, and international sports generally.
  • Savage Minds considers how writing can help anthropologists who have witnessed violence heal.
  • The Volokh Conspiracy engages with the bloody legacy of Mao.
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