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[BLOG] Some Saturday links

  • blogTO notes that retail space on Bloor Street in Yorkville is not only the priciest in Canada, but among the priciest in the world.
  • Centauri Dreams notes how fast radio bursts, a natural phenomenon, can be used to understand the universe.
  • Dangerous Minds looks at a Kate Bush music performance on Dutch television in 1978.
  • The Dragon’s Gaze links to an analysis of the asteroids disintegrating in orbit of WD 1145+017.
  • The Dragon’s Tales notes evidence from meteorites that Mars has been dry and inhospitable for eons.
  • The Everyday Sociology Blog looks at the way we construct time.
  • Language Log highlights a 1943 phrasebook for English, Spanish, Tagalog, and Hokkien.
  • Lawyers, Guns and Money notes the resistance of the Tohono O’odham, a border people of Arizona and Sonora, to a wall.
  • The LRB Blog looks at a curious painting claiming to depict the cause of England’s greatness.
  • Marginal Revolution notes the sheer scale of mass tourism in Iceland.
  • Strange Maps shares an interesting map depicting support for Clinton and Trump, showing one as a continental landmass and the other as an archipelago.
  • Towleroad praises the musical Falsettos
  • for its LGBT content (among other things).

  • Window on Eurasia looks at controversy over ethnonyms in Russian, and argues Putinism is a bigger threat to the West than Communism.

[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 RoĆ­sin Murphy single “Mastermind.”
  • Window on Eurasia notes the transition of Russian to a polycentric language.

[BLOG] Some Thursday links

  • Bad Astronomy and The Dragon’s Gaze each note WD 1145+017, a white dwarf caught eating its planets.
  • The Dragon’s Gaze links to a paper speculating that Jupiter ejected a Neptune-sized planet early in our solar system’s history.
  • Languages of the World considers the use of grammar to gauge the relatedness of languages.
  • Lawyers, Guns and Money notes the catastrophe that is the United States’ law school system.
  • Marginal Revolution notes the de-Sinification of Taiwan, as measured by the tearing down of statues.
  • The Power and the Money is critical of Vox‘s war coverage, noting particularly Syria.
  • pollotenchegg maps the sources of migrants to five major Ukrainian cities.
  • Window on Eurasia notes that Russia is sending Chechen conscripts to Crimea.