2013- 01- 09 12:20:00 2013- 01- 09 12:20:00 [BLOG] Some Wednesday links Beyond the Beyond's Bruce Sterling to a review of a book highlighting the prominent role played by the nearly one million Chinese migrants in Africa. links James Bow the Southridge Mall, a mall in Iowa's Des Moines that engaged in a suicidally bad redesign. examines Centauri Dreams' Paul Gilster a recent study by astronomers of the different layers of the atmosphere of brown dwarf 2MASSJ22282889-431026. summarizes Daniel Drezner is of the idea that American military deployments abroad give the United States an economic edge, pointing to the example of South Korea. skeptical Eastern Approaches the political mood in Serbia, finding an odd optimism that--if unsatisfied--could turn badly on the incumbents. examines The Global Sociology Blog showing the relationships, ideological and even dynastic, between the most powerful factions in China. shares a chart Razib Khan at GNXP the myth of "Mitochondrial Eve" as the only woman who left descendants. deconstructs The Planetary Society Blog's Emily Lakdawalla the ongoing American Astronomical Society conference. Plenty of news about exoplanets! sums up The Signal the efforts of oral historian Doug Boyd to come up with a suitable file format for oral histories. describes Torontoist the Sherlock Holmes collection of the Toronto Reference Library. highlights
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