The Broadside Blog’s Caitlin Kelly offers ten tips for tourists visiting New York City.
The Dragon’s Gaze links to a paper suggesting that life on planets can influence the effective size of the circumstellar habitable zone, expanding it inwards or outwards.
The Dragon’s Tales links to an Economist article arguing that the English language has become the common language of the European Union’s citizens.
Eastern Approaches comments on the life of Polish general Wojciech Jaruzelski.
A Fistful of Euros’ PO Neill notes that the European Monetary System predating the Euro was associated with booms and busts in Ireland, among other countries.
Kieran Healy notes a study suggesting that the success or not of crowdfunding and other online collaborations is strongly determined by whether or not people make initial large contributions.
Lawyers, Guns and Money comments on the ethics of immigration and border control.
At the Planetary Science Blog, Joseph O’Rourke summarizes a paper suggesting it’s reasonably likely that Pluto has plate tectonics and subsurface oceans, derived from the impact that created its binary partner Charon.
pollotencheggmaps turnout in the recent Ukrainian election.
Strange Maps notes that the Belgian province of Liège looks in outline quite a lot like Belgium.
Torontoist notes that the policies of the Progressive Conservatives under Tim Hudak would bode ill for Toronto if they won the upcoming election.
Window on Eurasia links to an author who predicts only hard and soft authoritarianism for Russia.