Centauri Dreams reports on asteroid P/2016 G1, a world that, after splitting, is now showing signs of a cometary tail.
The Everyday Sociology Blog considers outrage as a sociological phenomenon. What, exactly, does it do? What does it change?
Joe. My. God. reports on a new push for same-sex marriage in Germany, coming from the SPD.
Lawyers, Guns and Money examines the Alabama government’s disinterest in commemorating the Selma march for freedom.
Marginal Revolution looks at Oxford University’s attempt to recruit white British male students.
At the NYRB Daily, Masha Gessen warns against falling too readily into the trap of identifying conspiracies in dealing with Trump.
pollotencheggmaps the distribution of Muslims in Crimea according to the 1897 Russian census.
Savage Minds takes a brief look at ayahuasca, a ritual beverage of Andean indigenous peoples, and looks at how its legality in the United States remains complicated.
Elf Sternberg considers the problems of straight men with sex, and argues they might be especially trapped by a culture that makes it difficult for straight men to consider sex as anything but a birthright and an obligation.
The Volokh Conspiracy considers how the complexities of eminent domain might complicate the US-Mexican border wall.
Window on Eurasia reports on protests in Russia and argues Belarus is on the verge of something.
To the news section, I’m adding the Canadian news website National Observer, which has interesting longer articles analyzing Canadian events. Of their recent articles, I would recommend Lorimer Shenher’s “LGBTQ officers need to pick the right target”, which argues that LGBTQ police officers should step back and consider the import of the police, as an organization, to many queer people.
To the blog section, I’m adding Strange Company, a great blog that assembles links of interesting and odd things around the world, in the past and present, and takes the occasional longer look at particular events. This link, examining the history of one Reverend Griffiths who was something of a ghostbuster in 19th century Wales, is a good example of the latter category of post.