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  • D-Brief notes the first-ever use of Einsteinian gravitational bending to examine the mass of a star.
  • Language Log announces the start of an investigation into the evolving rhetoric of Donald Trump. Something is up.

  • The LRB Blog reports from Tuareg Agadez in Niger, about rebellions and migrant-smuggling.

  • Marginal Revolution wonders what is the rationale for the extreme cut-off imposed on Qatar.

  • Maximos62 wonders about the impact of Indonesia's fires on not just wildlife but indigenous peoples.

  • Personal Reflections notes the irrelevance of the United States' withdrawal from Paris, at least from an Australian position.

  • Savage Minds points to a new anthropology podcast.

  • Window on Eurasia
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<li>D-Brief <a href="http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/d-brief/2017/06/07/19964/"><U>notes</u></a> the first-ever use of Einsteinian gravitational bending to examine the mass of a star.
<li>Language Log <a href="http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=33089"><U>announces</u></a> the start of an investigation into the evolving rhetoric of Donald Trump. Something is up.</li>
<li>The LRB Blog <a href="https://www.lrb.co.uk/blog/2017/06/05/laura-dean/in-agadez/"><U>reports</u></a> from Tuareg Agadez in Niger, about rebellions and migrant-smuggling.</li>
<li>Marginal Revolution <a href="http://marginalrevolution.com/marginalrevolution/2017/06/qatar-cut-off-extreme-sudden.html"><U>wonders</u></a> what is the rationale for the extreme cut-off imposed on Qatar.</li>
<li>Maximos62 <a href="https://maximos62.wordpress.com/2017/06/07/tigers-and-orang-utan-are-important-but-what-about-the-indigenous-people/"><U>wonders</u></a> about the impact of Indonesia's fires on not just wildlife but indigenous peoples.</li>
<li>Personal Reflections <a href="http://belshaw.blogspot.ca/2017/06/the-irrelevance-of-us-withdrawal-from.html"><U>notes</u></a> the irrelevance of the United States' withdrawal from Paris, at least from an Australian position.</li>
<li>Savage Minds <a href="https://savageminds.org/2017/06/07/savage-ears-anthro-minds-blogging-in-my-culture/"><U>points</u></a> to a new anthropology podcast.</li>
<li>Window on Eurasia <a href="http://windowoneurasia2.blogspot.ca/2017/06/muscovites-again-name-excessive-number.html><U>notes</u></a> anti-immigrant sentiment in Moscow and <a href="http://windowoneurasia2.blogspot.ca/2017/06/russian-officials-use-anti-extremism.html"><U>reports</u></a> on the use of Russia's anti-extremism laws against Protestants.</li>
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