Randy McDonald (rfmcdpei) wrote,
Randy McDonald

[BLOG] Some Friday links

  • Centauri Dreams' Paul Gilster writes about long-lived artifacts, such as we or extraterrestrials might make to last for eons.

  • Daniel Drezner writes about the ongoing question of what the United States should do in Mali. (Apparently it has to be asked.)

  • The Dragon's Tales links to a study suggesting Titan has an active geology, with its carbon sand filling in craters.

  • Far Outliers reports on the fine mechanics of racism in colonial Spanish America.

  • The Global Sociology Blog notes the many ways in which the Arab Spring does not resemble protests against same-sex marriage in France.

  • Marginal Revolution's Tyler Cowen speculates that cultural tourism will be more resilient than scenery-oriented tourism, on account of the limits of the digital world.

  • Torontoist reports on the call by a group of Toronto physicians for more bike lanes sooner.

  • Window on Eurasia notes that, after the 1969 Sino-Soviet clashes, landmarks on the Russian frontier with China were given new Russian names.

Tags: bikes, biking, borders, china, colonialism, cycling, democracy, environment, extraterrestrial intelligence, france, geopolitics, glbt issues, history, latin america, links, marriage rights, racism, russia, titan, toronto, tourism, united states, war, west africa
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