Centauri Dreams looks at gas giants with very unusual, even misaligned, orbits around their local suns.
The Dragon’s Gaze links to one study on the internal geology of silicon-carbon worlds and to another on the moderating impact of oceans on planetary climates.
The Dragon’s Tales notes the Indian military buildup in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, and links to a study suggesting that even the very early Earth might have been hospitable towards life.
Geocurrents features a guest post from Will Rayner pointing out ways in which statistics can lie (Luxembourg looks very wealthy, but this is an artifact of a huge day-commuter workforce coming from outside of its frontiers).
Joe. My. God. reports that the Egyptian police seem to be using Grindr to hunt down gay men for arrests.
The Russian Demographics Blog notes the ethnographic justification for the Soviet invasion and partition of Poland.
Spacing Toronto points to an upcoming photo exhibit showcasing Toronto’s tower neighbourhoods.
Torontoist reports on the success of urban agriculture as an experiment in New York City.
Window on Eurasia notes the deteriorating situation of Crimean Tatars and suggests Russia is preparing to move into the Baltic States.
Window on Eurasia suggests that diasporas of Russian minorities should also be recognized as Russian, argues that Putin is cornered, and notes the significant differences between Estonians and Russophones in Estonia in beliefs about religious and the supernatural.
The Financial Times‘ The World notes controversy over whether Ukraine should try to cut a deal with Russia.