Crooked Timber takes issue with Peter Singer’s identification of boat people as queue jumpers.
D-Brief notes the superior design of the brains of birds.
The Dragon’s Gaze considers if the James Webb Space Telescope could detect signs of life on the planets of the TRAPPIST-1 system.
The Dragon’s Tales points to more evidence for Planet Nine.
The LRB Blog considers gay pride after the Orlando shooting.
Marginal Revolution calls for a revival of supersonic air transport.
The NYRB Blog argues terrorism is the wrong framing for the Orlando shooting.
The Planetary Society Blog considers the future of the Arecibo radio telescope.
Peter Rukavina considers what it means to leave the Island.
The Russian Demographics Blog tracks births in Russia over the past century.
Savage Minds considers the decolonization of anthropology.
Strange Maps tracks political trends in the United States.
Towleroad shares Susie Bright’s thoughts about the persecution of gay venues.
Window on Eurasia notes the commemoration of the deportations from the Baltics by the Soviet Union, reports on a Russian nationalist who thinks Ukraine’s European trajectory was inevitable, and parses a distinction between “ethnic Russian” and “Russophone”.
blogTO identifies four Ontario towns of note for visitors.
Joe. My. God. notes President Obama’s commemoration yesterday of the first official report of HIV/AIDS, 35 years ago.
Marginal Revolution looks at real estate issues in London.
Savage Minds notes that, from the mid-20th century apogee of academia, academic jobs have been steadily declining in number and quality. (That blog wrote about anthropology, but I think it applies to academia generally.)
Torontoist notes a racist police newsletter that saw no policeman punished.
Towleroad observes the assassination of a Honduran LGBT activist.
Window on Eurasia notes Moscow’s enunciation of a doctrine requiring it to intervene on behalf of ethnic Russians and looks at the new security state.
The BBC notes an attack on a vegan restaurant in Tbilisi by meat-eating nationalists.
Bloomberg notes a slur by a German populist against a non-white soccer player, reports on Sweden’s economic boom, Looks at rail investment in India, and notes Southeast Asia is beating out China as a destination for Japanese investment.
Bloomberg View looks at reform in Tunisia’s Islamist movement and notes the lack of private foreign investment in Greece.
The CBC notes anti-gentrification sentiment in the Montréal neighbourhood of St. Henri, resulting in the looting of a gourmet grocery store.
MacLean’sinterviews Sebastian Junger on his theory that PTSD is rooted in the problems of modern individualism.
The National Postlooks at an anthropologist’s discovery of ancient hobo graffiti.
Open Democracy notes the Europeanization of Estonia’s Russophones.
The Toronto Starcontrasts the responses of the NDP and the Conservatives to their election defeats, and notes how older Chinese couples are now using fertility treatments to have their second child.
blogTO shares ten facts about the Toronto Islands.
Centauri Dreams features an article talking about “exoanthropology”, a theoretical branch of that social science aimed at examining human adaptation to offworld environments.
The Dragon’s Gaze links to a paper speculating that white dwarf NLTT19868 shows signs of having eaten a rocky world.
The Dragon’s Tales links to one paper identifying different species of bacteria which can grow under simulated Martian environments and notes another looking at the possibility of a subsurface ocean on Titan.
Languages of the World looks at patterns of religiosity in Russia.
The NYR Daily considers Donald Trump’s long-term strategy.
Peter Rukavina reflects on the new music of Jane Siberry and Brian Eno.
Torontoist notes some neglected public art by Fort York under the Gardiner.
Window on Eurasia notes core/periphery divisions in Moscow’s population.