blogTO recommends five neighbourhoods for people looking for apartments.
False Steps’ Paul Drye describes a failed European-Russian project for a manned capsule.
Language Log looks at the oddity of English pronunciations of words in foreign languages, like placenames, with no connection to how these words are pronounced in English.
Lawyers, Guns and Money is critical of the coverage given to Trump and Clinton, finding it biased against the latter.
Marginal Revolution suggests that seasteading has a future.
The NYRB Daily suggests Israeli colonization will mean the end of the traditional lifestyle of Palestinian Bedouin.
Personal Reflections’ Jim Belshaw reports on the spread of the red fire ant in Australia.
Peter Rukavina describes the unusual round boundaries of the Island village of Crapaud.
Savage Minds shares a lovely timeline of the history of anthropology.
Torontoist looks at the origins of human rights law in Ontario.
Window on Eurasia argues Russia’s position as the Soviet successor state hampers its ability to engage with Communism, and reports on Belarus’ concern at the dominance of local television by Russian imports.
The Planetary Society Blog shares beautiful space photos.
Window on Eurasia notes how terror famines were used to russify peripheral areas of the Soviet Union, reports on strengthening religion among younger Daghestanis, and suggests there will be larger Russian deployments in Belarus.
Centauri Dreams considers if planets in the circumstellar habitable zones of red dwarfs, like Proxima Centauri b, might tend to be ocean worlds.
Crooked Timber tries to track down the source of some American electoral maps breaking down support for candidates finely, by demographics.
D-Brief shares stunning images of L1448 IRS3B, a nascent triple stellar system.
Joe. My. God. notes the advent of same-sex marriage in Gibraltar.
Lawyers, Guns and Money notes that, the last time the Cubs won, Russia was run by Romanovs.
Maximos62 meditates on Bali as a plastic civilization.
The NYRB Daily reflects on how the Beach Boys have, and have not, aged well.
Personal Reflections’ Jim Belshaw looks at un- and underemployment in Australia.
Torontoist looks at what we can learn from the dedicated bus routes of Mexico City.
Understanding Society looks at economics and structural change in middle-income countries.
Window on Eurasia notes one man’s argument that Russians should be privileged as the only state-forming nation in the Russian Federation, and shares another Russia’s argument against any idea of Belarusian distinctiveness.