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.
The Dragon’s Gaze notes evidence that Kardashev Type III civilizations do not exist.
The Dragon’s Tales notes the new Kenya-Somalia border war, suggests the United Arab Emirates will be building a mountain to try to trigger rain, and notes that the new French-built submarines of Australia will come with American tech parts.
Language Log looks at the changing meaning of “feel”.
Marginal Revolution suggests Russian power might be on an upswing and looks at European Union proposals to fine countries which do not accept refugees.
The NYRB Daily notes the controversy surrounding Poland’s Second World War museum at Gdansk.
The Planetary Society Blog looks at robotic activity around the solar system.
The Power and the Money’s Noel Maurer considers the question of whether or not Napoleonic rule did kickstart growth in western Germany.
Savage Minds continues the discussion of decolonizing anthropology.
Torontoist notes a protest tomorrow by Ontario parents unhappy that the provincial government will not cover enough of an effective autism program.
Window on Eurasia looks at class divisions in Russia and notes a proposal to divert water from Siberian rivers to China.