Sep. 5th, 2017

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  • At Anthrodendum, P. Kerim Friedman talks about the technologies he uses to help him navigate Chinese-speaking Taiwan.

  • Dead Things notes new dating showing the Neanderthals of Vindija cave, in Croatia, were much older than thought.

  • Far Outliers takes a brief look at the history of Temasek, the Malay polity that once thrived in Singapore.

  • Hornet Stories shares photos from New York City's Afropunk festival.

  • Imageo shows the scale of the devastating wildfires in the western United States, with satellite photos.

  • Language Hat looks at the sort of mistakes characteristic of medieval manuscripts written in Latin and Greek.

  • Lawyers, Guns and Money looks at Trump's revocation of DACA and the harm that will face the Dreamers. I am so sorry.

  • Maximos62 looks at a new book examining how biologists, including Darwin and Wallace, came to draw a borer between Asia and Australia.

  • Peter Rukavina blogs about his visit to Wheatley River's Island Honey Wine Company. (Mead, it seems.)

  • Strange Company takes a look at the life of violent war-mongering British eccentric Alfred Wintle.

  • Window on Eurasia notes the very poor state of sex education in Russia's education system.

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Telus House 3D Light Sculpture (1) #toronto #telushouse #yorkstreet #3d #lights #sculpture


Telus House 3D Light Sculpture (2) #toronto #telushouse #yorkstreet #3d #lights #sculpture


Telus House 3D Light Sculpture (3) #toronto #telushouse #yorkstreet #3d #lights #sculpture


Telus House 3D Light Sculpture (4) #toronto #telushouse #yorkstreet #3d #lights #sculpture


Telus House 3D Light Sculpture (5) #toronto #telushouse #yorkstreet #3d #lights #sculpture


Telus House 3D Light Sculpture (6) #toronto #telushouse #yorkstreet #3d #lights #sculpture


Telus House 3D Light Sculpture (7) #toronto #telushouse #yorkstreet #3d #lights #sculpture


Telus House 3D Light Sculpture (8) #toronto #telushouse #yorkstreet #3d #lights #sculpture




I was pointed to the existence of this art in the forum of Telus House, on York Street in the PATH, by Paul. This array of lights, constantly shifting in colour, is entrancing, evoking for me the grains of a crystal.
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The flower gardens which lie between the complex of buildings that form Avonlea Village proper and Route 6, the main road on Prince Edward Island's north shore, are quite well maintained.

Gardens of Avonlea Village (1) #pei #princeedwardisland #cavendish #avonleavillage #garden #flowers


Gardens of Avonlea Village (2) #pei #princeedwardisland #cavendish #avonleavillage #garden #flowers #poppies #red #birdhouse


Gardens of Avonlea Village (3) #pei #princeedwardisland #cavendish #avonleavillage #garden #flowers


Gardens of Avonlea Village (4) #pei #princeedwardisland #cavendish #avonleavillage #garden #flowers #poppies #red #pink


Gardens of Avonlea Village (5) #pei #princeedwardisland #cavendish #avonleavillage #garden #flowers #lilies #orange
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  • At VICE, Tayte Hanson writes about his experience suffering from body dysmorphia in the gay porn industry.

  • Jeff Leavell, also at VICE, writes compassionately about the gay bar patrons he's seen who have self-medicated much too much.

  • This older Jezebel post, noting shared circumstances made US Muslims more gay-friendly than evangelicals, matters.

  • The latest John Ibbitson article looks at how LGBTQ Chechen refugees in Canada need continued support in their new home.

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  • CBC notes sea urchin aquaculture could be a thing for New Brunswick, but it is tricky.
  • UPEI is attempting to help restore the Gulf of St. Lawrence Aster to a viable position in the PEI National Park, CBC shows.

  • Even a decade after Halifax Harbour was cleaned up, Michael MacDonald reports for the Canadian Press, locals are still don't swim in it.

  • Gaspé and the Iles-de-la-Madeline are among the Québec regions most vulnerable to a changing climate and ocean, Morgan Lowrie notes for the Canadian Press.

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  • Malcolm Campbell reports for CBC on how the Island's organic agriculture sector is dealing with ineffective provincial regulation.

  • At the Toronto Star, Ainslie Cruickshank describes new measures to reserve GTA farmland in the Greenbelt for agricultural uses only.

  • Leonid Bershidsky reports for Bloomberg View on how climate change is making Russia--and Ukraine, and Kazakhstan--a major agricultural force.

  • At the Toronto Star, Alex McKeen reports on a North York warehouse that hosts a highly productive vertical farm.

  • Frank Viviano's National Geographic article looking at the enormously productivity of high-tech agriculture in the Netherlands shows the future.

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