2012- 12- 17 13:47:00 2012- 12- 17 13:47:00 [BLOG] Some Monday links Centauri Dreams' Paul Gilster writes about Titan, first noting an flowing into the north-polar Ligeia Mare, the second reflecting on the apparent river valley of that Saturnian moon. possible subsurface oceans At Crooked Timber, Henry Farrell on the ignoble record of the reflects Economist in relation to the Irish potato famine of the 1840s. The Dragon's Tales' Will Baird research suggesting that trees in the Amazonian rain forest have survived temperature peaks akin to those likely to be produced by global warming. notes GNXP's Razib Khan to a 1930 article projecting a total American population of 180 million by 1980, noting that long-range demographic projections are problematic. links Language Log's Victor Mair the problems with maintaining character fluency in Sinitic cultures like China and Japan. notes The Power and the Money's Noel Maurer that Ghana has been forced by a UN tribunal to return to Argentina a naval ship held at the request of Argentian's debtors. observes A Registan guest poster, Anvar Malikov, that the questions of Afghanistan will dominate policy-making in Uzbekistan. observes Via Peter Rukavina, I've that peak electricity usage on Prince Edward Island amounts to 230 megawatts. learned Understanding Society's Paul Little the imprecision of the social sciences relative to the physical sciences. Is this really an enduring difference, though, or will the social sciences catch up? notes Window on Eurasia of growing regionalism in Russia's Kaliningrad exclave on the Baltic. takes note
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