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  • D-Brief considers if gas giant exoplanet Kelt-9b is actually evaporating.

  • The Dragon's Gaze links to a paper that considers where to find signs of prior indigenous civilizations in our solar system. (The Moon, Mars, and outer solar system look good.

  • Joe. My. God. reveals the Israeli nuclear option in the 1967 war.

  • Language Log shares a clip of a Nova Scotia Gaelic folktale about a man named Donald.

  • Lawyers, Guns and Money notes the ongoing deportations of Hispanic undocumented migrants from the United States.

  • The LRB Blog notes the brittle rhetoric of May and the Conservatives.

  • The NYRB Daily mourns the Trump Administration's plans for American education.

  • Savage Minds considers the world now in the context of the reign of the dangerous nonsense of Neil Postman.

  • Strange Maps shares a map documenting the spread of chess from India to Ireland in a millennium.

  • Window on Eurasia argues that the Russian government needs to do more to protect minority languages.

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  • blogTO notes the rapid expansion of A&Ws across Toronto's neighbourhoods.

  • Centauri Dreams reports that none of the exoplanets of nearby Wolf 1061 are likely to support Earth-like environments, owing to their eccentric and occasionally overclose orbits.

  • The Dragon's Gaze links to a paper looking at high-temperature condensate clouds in hot Jupiter atmospheres.

  • Lawyers, Guns and Money reports on Trump's unsecured Android phone.

  • Language Log reports on Caucasian words relating to tea.

  • The LRB Blog notes the emerging close links connecting May's United Kingdom with Trump's United States and Netanyahu's Israel.

  • Marginal Revolution shares an interview with chef and researcher Mark Miller and reports on the massive scale of Chinese investment in Cambodia.

  • The Planetary Society Blog looks at the idea of choosing between the Moon and Mars as particular targets of manned space exploration.

  • The Power and the Money's Noel Maurer looks at the mechanics of imposing a 20% tax in the United States on Mexican imports. (It is doable.)

  • The Russian Demographics Blog reports Russian shortfalls in funding HIV/AIDS medication programs.

  • Supernova Condensate warns that Trump's hostility to the very idea of climate change threatens the world.

  • Towleroad shares the first gay kiss of (an) Iceman in Marvel's comics.

  • The Volokh Conspiracy notes the constitutional problems with Trump's executive order against sanctuary cities.

  • Window on Eurasia argues Ukraine is willing to fight if need be, even if sold out by Trump.

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  • Anthropology.net looks at the genetics of how the Inuit have adapted to cold weather.

  • 'Nathan Smith's Apostrophen shares the author's plans for the coming year.

  • Beyond the Beyond's Bruce Sterling shares Margaret Atwood's commitment to fighting for freedom of expression.

  • Crooked Timber asks its readers for recommendations in Anglophone science fiction.

  • D-Brief notes the discovery of the human mesentery.

  • The Dragon's Gaze looks at the protoplanetary disk of LkCa 15 disk.

  • Far Outliers looks at some lobsters imported to Japan from (a) Christmas Island.

  • Joe. My. God. notes Janet Jackson has given birth.

  • Language Hat examines the contrast often made between indigenous and immigrant languages.

  • Language Log looks at the names of the stations of the Haifa subway.

  • Steve Munro notes Bathurst Station's goodbye to Honest Ed's.

  • The Planetary Society Blog examines the Dawn probe's discoveries at Ceres in the past year.

  • Window on Eurasia looks at how the permafrost of the Russian far north is melting and endangering entire cities, and contrasts the prosperity of the Estonian city of Narva relative to the decay of adjacent Ivangorod.

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  • blogTO recommends five neighbourhoods for people looking for apartments.

  • False Steps' Paul Drye describes a failed European-Russian project for a manned capsule.

  • Language Log looks at the oddity of English pronunciations of words in foreign languages, like placenames, with no connection to how these words are pronounced in English.

  • Lawyers, Guns and Money is critical of the coverage given to Trump and Clinton, finding it biased against the latter.

  • Marginal Revolution suggests that seasteading has a future.

  • The NYRB Daily suggests Israeli colonization will mean the end of the traditional lifestyle of Palestinian Bedouin.

  • Personal Reflections' Jim Belshaw reports on the spread of the red fire ant in Australia.

  • Peter Rukavina describes the unusual round boundaries of the Island village of Crapaud.

  • Savage Minds shares a lovely timeline of the history of anthropology.

  • Torontoist looks at the origins of human rights law in Ontario.

  • Window on Eurasia argues Russia's position as the Soviet successor state hampers its ability to engage with Communism, and reports on Belarus' concern at the dominance of local television by Russian imports.

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  • Centauri Dreams looks at signs of advanced technologies detectable by SETI searches.

  • D-Brief notes evidence of the domestication of turkeys in eth and 5th century Mexico.

  • Dangerous Minds discusses a legendary 1985 concert by Einstürzende Neubauten.

  • Joe. My. God. notes the banning of Tila Tequila from Twitter.

  • Language Log looks about a Hebrew advertisement that makes use of apostrophes.

  • Lawyers, Guns and Money bids farewell to one of its bloggers, Scott Eric Kauffman.

  • The LRB Blog notes that Israel is fine with anti-Semites so long as they are Zionists.

  • Marginal Revolution notes that Hillary Clinton won the most economically productive areas of the United States.

  • The Power and the Money's Noel Maurer suggests anti-sprawl legislation helped lose the recent election.

  • The Russian Demographics Blog notes Russia's banning of LinkedIn.

  • Towleroad notes Ellen Degeneres' winning of a Presidential honor medal.

  • Window on Eurasia suggests Trump could be much less easy to handle than the Kremlin thinks, and looks at claims that small northern peoples are conspiring with foreigners.

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  • blogTO recommends five Ontario provincial parks for fall visitors from Toronto.

  • Crooked Timber reflects on the "Flight 93" essay of an American conservative.

  • The Dragon's Gaze looks at the system of T Tauri.

  • Language Log examines the linguistic fallout of Hillary Clinton's "basket of deplorables".

  • Marginal Revolution reflects on Jane Jacobs.

  • The NYRB Daily wonders if Obama could contribute to a parameters resolution on the Israel/Palestinian conflict.

  • Window on Eurasia looks at Putin's anti-modernism.

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  • Bloomberg notes the closure of Poland's frontier with Kaliningrad, looks at how Google is beating out Facebook in helping India get connected to the Internet, notes British arms makers' efforts to diversify beyond Europe and examines the United Kingdom's difficult negotiations to get out of the European Union, looks at the problems of investing in Argentina, looks at the complications of Germany's clean energy policy, observes that the Israeli government gave the schools of ultra-Orthodox Jews the right not to teach math and English, examines the consequences of terrorism on French politics, and examines at length the plight of South Asian migrant workers in the Gulf dependent on their employers.

  • Bloomberg View notes Donald Trump's bromance with Putin's Russia, examines Melania Trump's potential immigrant problems, and is critical of Thailand's new anti-democratic constitution.

  • CBC looks at how some video stores in Canada are hanging on.

  • The Inter Press Service notes that the Olympic Games marks the end of a decade of megaprojects in Brazil.

  • MacLean's approves of the eighth and final book in the Harry Potter series.

  • The National Post reports on a Ukrainian proposal to transform Chernobyl into a solar farm, and examines an abandoned plan to use nuclear weapons to unleash Alberta's oil sands.

  • Open Democracy looks at the relationship between wealth and femicide in India, fears a possible coup in Ukraine, looks at the new relationship between China and Africa, examines the outsized importance of Corbyn to Britain's Labour Party, and looks how Armenia's defeat of Azerbaijan has given its veterans outsized power.

  • Universe Today notes proposals for colonizing Mercury, looks at strong support in Hawaii for a new telescope, and examines the progenitor star of SN 1987A.

  • Wired emphasizes the importance of nuclear weapons and deterrence for Donald Trump, and looks at how many cities around the world have transformed their rivers.

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  • Bloomberg notes that Brexit might drive British migration to Australia, suggests Russia's recession might be coming to an end, looks at carbon emissions from dead trees, and reports on Guiliani's liking for Blackberry.

  • Bloomberg View notes Israel's tightening restrictions on conversions and looks at how Putin has become a US election issue.

  • CBC notes the construction in Turkey for a cemetery for participants in the recent coup.

  • Gizmodo reports on flickering AR Scorpii, an unusual binary.

  • The Inter Press Service reports on urban land tenure for migrants and describes Malawi's recent translocation of elephants.

  • MacLean's describes the Chinese labourers of the First World War.

  • The National Post notes the marginalization of conservative white men in the Democratic Party.

  • Open Democracy looks at politics for the United Kingdom's Remain minority, looks at Scotland's European options, and suggests Hillary needs to learn from the lessons of Britain's Remain campaign to win.

  • The Toronto Star notes the plans of Tim Horton's to expand to Southeast Asia, starting with the Philippines.

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  • Bloomberg notes concerns over Northern Ireland's frontiers, looks at how Japanese retailers are hoping to take advantage of Vietnam's young consumers, examines the desperation of Venezuelans shopping in Colombia, looks at Sri Lankan interest in Chinese investment, suggests oil prices need to stay below 40 dollars US a barrel for Russia to reform, observes that Chinese companies are increasingly reluctant to invest, and suggests Frankfurt will gain after Brexit.

  • Bloomberg View gives advice for the post-Brexit British economy, looks at how Chinese patterns in migration are harming young Chinese, suggests Hillary should follow Russian-Americans in not making much of Putin's interference, and looks at the Israeli culture wars.

  • CBC considers the decolonization of placenames in the Northwest Territories, notes Canada's deployment to Latvia was prompted by French domestic security concerns, and looks at an ad promoting the Albertan oil sands that went badly wrong in trying to be anti-homophobic.

  • The Inter Press Service considers the future of Turkey and looks at domestic slavery in Oman.

  • MacLean's looks at China's nail house owners, resisting development.

  • The National Post reports from the Colombia-Venezuela border.

  • Open Democracy considers the nature of work culture in the austerity-era United Kingdom, looks at traditions of migration and slavery in northern Ghana, examines European bigotry against eastern Europeans, and examines the plight of sub-Saharan migrants stuck in Morocco.

  • Universe Today notes two nearby potentially habitable rocky worlds, reports that the Moon's Mare Imbrium may have been result of a hit by a dwarf planet, and reports on Ceres' lack of large craters.

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  • Bloomberg notes Ireland's huge unexpected recent reported growth, looks at the deindustrialization of Israel, observes Deutsche Bank's need to search for wealth abroad, looks at the demographic imperatives that may keep healthy Japanese working until they are 80, notes the slipping ANC grip on Pretoria and looks at the rise of anti-Muslim Pauline Hanson in Australia, and predicts Brexit could kill the London property boom.

  • Bloomberg View calls for calm in the South China Sea.

  • CBC notes some idiot YouTube adventurers who filmed themselves doing stupid, even criminal, things in different American national parks.

  • The Globe and Mail reports on the plans for a test tidal turbine in the Bat of Fundy by 2017.

  • MacLean's looks at the heckling of a gay musician in Halifax and reports on the civil war in South Sudan.

  • The New York Times looks at the new xenophobia in the east English town of Boston.

  • Open Democracy notes that talk of a working class revolt behind Brexit excludes non-whites, and reports on alienation on the streets of Wales.

  • Wired looks at how some cash-strapped American towns are tearing up roads they cannot afford to maintain.

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  • Bloomberg notes political despair in Japan's industrial heartland and looks at Argentina's statistical issues.

  • The Globe and Mail reports on Morocco's continued industrialization and describes the fear of a Vancouver-based pop singer for the life of her mother in China.

  • The Inter Press Service notes the recent terror attack in Dhaka, Bangladesh's capital.

  • MacLean's notes the good relations of Israel and Egypt.

  • The National Post reports on recent discoveries of quiet black holes.

  • Open Democracy looks at the connections between migration and housing policy in the United Kingdom.

  • Transitions Online notes how Brexit has wrecked central Europe's relationships with the United Kingdom.

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  • Bloomberg notes concern in Northern Ireland's border towns over Brexit, reports that Morgan may shift its offices from London to Dublin or Frankfurt, and looks at the hostile reaction Donald Trump is likely to receive in Scotland.

  • Bloomberg View looks at the vexed issues of American funding for Israel's defense industry.

  • The CBC notes the discovery of a transmissible cancer affecting shellfish.

  • MacLean's takes a sanguine view of millennials in Canada who stay with their parents.

  • The National Post interviews a Muslim woman attacked in London, Ontario, and notes odd institutional issues raised against the Pride parade in Steinbach.

  • The New Republic looks at the impact the collapse of Barnes & Noble would have on American publishing and literature.

  • Open Democracy fears the effect of Brexit on central and eastern Europe.

  • Transitions Online notes the lack of reciprocation for Bulgarian Russophilia.

  • Wired notes that the Brexit referendum is a major inflection point in the European Union's history.

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  • Bloomberg notes the rise of populism in Mexico, looks at how Europe is losing its reputation as a renewable energy leader, looks at political protest in Zimbabwe, and looks at changing habits of Saudi oil ministers.

  • Bloomberg View notes the politicization of the Israeli army, looks at an effort to smuggle Korean pop culture into North Korea, and considers strategies to encourage Japanese to have more children.

  • The Globe and Mail considers the risky strategy of marijuana growers, who hope to get the government to back down as they do their thing before legalization.

  • MacLean's notes that the outcry over the shooting of the gorilla in the Cleveland zoo is misconceived, and reports on Kamal al-Solaylee's book about being brown.

  • NOW Toronto notes that one argument raised against letting permanent residents vote in Toronto is that Donald Trump allegedly has an apartment here. (Wrong, on multiple grounds.)

  • Open Democracy looks at how British authoritarianism is restrained by the European Union.

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  • Al Jazeera looks at the rejection of political Islam by Tunisia's Ennahda party.

  • The Australian Broadcasting Corporation notes the ambition of Zambia to become a major food-exporting country.

  • Bloomberg notes the negative impact of booming immigration on the New Zealand economy, observes Ireland's efforts to attract financial jobs from London-based companies worried by Brxit, reports on the elimination of Brazil's sovereign wealth fund, and notes a lawsuit lodged by Huawei against Samsung over royalties.

  • Bloomberg View notes that Russia can at least find domestic investors, and worries about the politicization of the Israeli military.

  • CBC reports on the Syrian refugee who has become a popular barber in Newfoundland's Corner Brooks, notes the sad news of Gord Downie's cancer, and wonders what will happen to Venezuela.

  • Daily Xtra writes about the need for explicit protection of trans rights in Canadian human rights codes.

  • MacLean's notes Uber's struggles to remain in Québec.

  • National Geographic notes Brazilian efforts to protect an Amazonian tribe.

  • The National Post reports about Trudeau's taking a day off on his Japan trip to spend time with his wife there.

  • Open Democracy wonders what will become of the SNP in a changing Scotland.

  • The Toronto Star looks at payday lenders.

  • Wired examines Twitter's recent changes.

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  • Bloomberg looks at the restarting of northern Alberta oil, looks at the deterioration in Sino-Taiwanese relations, reports on how Norway is using oil money to buffer its economic shocks, and suggests low ECB rates might contribute to a property boom in Germany.

  • Bloomberg View notes the idea of a third party in the US, one on the right to counter Trump, will go nowhere.

  • The CBC notes the settlement of a residential school case in Newfoundland and Labrador and predicts a terrible fire season.

  • The Globe and Mail' Kate Taylor considers Canadian content rules in the 21st century.

  • The Inter Press Service notes that planned Kenyan closures of Somali refugee camps will have terrible results.

  • National Geographic looks at the scourge that is Pablo Escobar's herd of hippos in Colombia.

  • The National Post notes VIA Rail's existential need for more funding and reports on Jean Chrétien's support of decriminalizing marijuana.

  • Open Democracy looks at controversies over Victory Day in Georgia, and notes the general impoverishment of Venezuela.

  • Vice looks at new, accurate dinosaur toys, feathers and all.

  • Wired explains why Israel alone of America's clients can customize F-35s.

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  • Bloomberg notes Petrobras' dismissal of rumours it is threatened by the impeachment, observes that many Europeans expect a chain reaction of departures if the United Kingdom leaves, notes that a return to high economic growth in Israel will require including the Palestinian minority, and
    looks at Panamanian efforts to convince the world that the country is not a tax haven.

  • The Globe and Mail remembers Mi'kMaq teacher Elsie Basque, and looks at how Mongolia is trying to adapt to the new economy.

  • Bloomberg View states the obvious, noting that an expected event is not a wild swan.

  • CBC notes Rachel Notley's tour of Fort McMurray.

  • The Inter Press Service notes the denial of everything about the Rohingya.

  • MacLean's looks at further confusion in Brazil.

  • Open Democracy notes a push for land reform in Paraguay and looks at the devastation of Scotland's Labour Party.

  • Wired notes the dependence of intelligence agencies on Twitter, proved by Twitter shutting an intermediary down.

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  • The Dragon's Gaze notes an observation of bright star HD 76582 that may have turned up indirect evidence of planets.

  • The Dragon's Tales notes a study claiming that climate change will trigger large-scale migrations.

  • Joe. My. God. notes controversy in North Carolina over the demand for a rapid repeal of HB2.

  • Language Log shares a paper taking an Aristotlean approach to trolling.

  • The Map Room Blog shares the first global topographic map of Mercury.

  • Marginal Revolution notes that Donald Trump voters are relatively well off.

  • Personal Reflections touches on the decline of Sydney's last Chinese market gardens.

  • Savage Minds makes the case for boycotting Israel academic institutions on the grounds of their collaboration with the denial of education to Palestinians.

  • Window on Eurasia notes that Russia's cults of victories are used to justify almost anything.

  • Arnold Zwicky looks at the interesting gay graphic novel Shirtlifter.

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  • The Atlantic notes Thailand's "fake children", life-sized dolls that are charms.

  • Bloomberg View considers the costs to the United Kingdom of Brexit and the costs and benefits of said to the European Union.

  • Discover looks at the increasingly appreciated place of South Africa in hominid origins.

  • The Inter Press Service examines the closure of Bedouin settlements in Israel.

  • MacLean's celebrates the Yukon Gold potato's 50th anniversary.

  • National Geographic looks at the growing number of problems faced by the baboons of Cape Town.

  • The New Yorker considers what might be in the suppressed 28 pages of the 9/11 report.

  • Phys.org maps Neanderthal and Denisovan ancestry worldwide.

  • Reuters notes the discovery of the first monkey fossils in North America.

  • Slate hosts an article complaining about the normalization of Berlin since reunification.

  • The Washington Post mourns the bleaching of nearly all of Australia's Great Barrier Reef.

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  • blogTO notes that Disney forced a Toronto lightsaber event to change its name.

  • The Dragon's Tales examines cryolava on Titan.

  • Lawyers, Guns and Money notes a new book examining sexuality in the United States during the Second World War.

  • The Map Room Blog links to a map of Edmonton by building age.

  • The Power and the Money's Douglas Muir argues that nothing has changed to make him think that the Syrian civil war will end earlier.

  • Savage Minds notes some Israeli anthropologists who support the idea of a boycott.

  • Torontoist hosts a debate about the LCBO's future.

  • Window on Eurasia notes Russian criticism of Western suspicion of Putin.

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  • Al Jazeera and MacLean's note that the deportation of migrants from Greece to Turkey, in keeping with the EU-Turkey deal, has begun.

  • Bloomberg notes the impending publication of data on foreign workers in the United Kingdom while observing that British companies are concerned about Brexit.

  • Bloomberg reports on the problematic Israeli housing market, the risk of a real estate bubble in Tokyo, notes Sri Lanka's interest in getting universal WiFi, suggests Chinese coal exports could doom Appalachia, observes the collapse of Lithuania's trade with Russia, notes new concerns about Nigeria, looks at Australian concern over Chinese investment despite increasing dependence on said, and expects the collapse of what's left of the British steel industry.

  • Bloomberg View and the Toronto Star's David Olive look at the sad collapse of Brazil.

  • The Toronto Star notes the sale of Québec restaurant chain St-Hubert, and looks at the Facebook poster who helped make French's ketchup a success.

  • The Chicago Tribune describes the potentially irretrievable state of the suburban Chicago housing market.

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