Jay Lake (jaylake) wrote,
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[links] Link salad, Wednesday sunrise edition

Fossilized rain forest &mdash At the bottom of an Illinois coal mine. Fascinating because it actually records the structure of the forest, the botanic equivalent of a behavioral fossil. (Thanks be to Bob.)

Soviet supercars — Well, because.

3D flight tracking — Cool and a bit weird. (Thanks be to lillypond.)

Sleep labs of the Soviets — (Thanks be to the_flea_king.)

Giant robots to fight our battles — From Paleo-Future, the real reason behind the giant Michael Jackson robot. Plus intensely cool art.

The Northwest Journal of Linguistics — This one's mostly for deedop, I think, but if anyone else is interested in Native American languages of the Pacific Northwest, here you go.

Ending a preposition with a sentence is something up with which I will not put. Up with. — The argument about prepositions is far older than you might think. With 16th century citations. Are you listening, matociquala?
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