blogTO notes that a party celebrating the end of Rob Ford’s term as mayor is being planned for election night at City Hall.
Centauri Dreams notes the discovery of secondary targets for New Horizons after it passes Pluto.
The Dragon’s Gaze links to a paper that looks to examine the oblateness or otherwise of some exoplanets discovered by Kepler.
The Dragon’s Tales links to one paper examining underwater archeology and links to a series debating the question of whether or not there was a human presence 30 thousand years ago at a site in Uruguay.
Eastern Approaches reports on the aftermath of a failed claim by Radek Sikorski that Russia made a 2008 proposal on partitioning Ukraine.
Joe. My. God. notes a Costa Rican survey suggesting that up to a fifth of Costa Rican police think that harassing GLBT people is OK.
Language Hat notes the etymology of the Egyptian title of “khedive”, apparently obscure for a reason.
Language Log notes a contentious issue in Chinese translation: “rule of law” or “rule by law”?
The Power and the Money’s Noel Maurer looks at the aftermath of a stunt at a Serbian-Albanian football game.
The Russian Demographics Blog considers estimates for Russian losses in Ukrainian fighing.
Towleroad notes that Argentina has granted asylum to a Russian GLBT claimant.
Window on Eurasia suggests that Ukrainian events have awakened Belarusian nationalism.
3 Quarks Daily examines an effort to set up an arts and culture centre in Karachi.
Alpha Sources’ Claus Vistesen wonders if another Eurozone crisis is looming in the near future.
blogTO reports on Olivia Chow’s call for an apartment building rating system akin to that of restaurant ratings.
The Dragon’s Tales links to a paper speculating on reasons for the very odd surface of Uranus’ moon Miranda.
Far Outliers looks at the issues facing early baseball radio broadcasting.
Joe. My. God. and Towleroad both note a Russian lawmaker’s call to ban the entry of mail carrying Finland’s popular Tom of Finland-themed stamps.
Language Hat considers the origins of the term “prehistory”.
Lawyers, Guns and Money notes discrimination against pregnant workers.
The Power and the Money’s Noel Maurer considers grounds to believe that a continued British North America including the United States would not have been a success. The survival of intercolonial trade barriers would be an issue.
The Speed River Journal’s Van Waffle photoblogs his close encounter with a red fox.
Window on Eurasia notes speculation about a partition of Crimea, considers the need for more surveys of Russian territory to look for natural resources, and observes that Ukrainian refugees resettled in the autonomous republics of Russia aren’t required to learn local languages.