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.
blogTO notes how Ryerson University has launched an incubator for the local music scene.
Crooked Timber notes the high minimum wage in Australia.
Dangerous Minds shares a video of Keith Haring getting arrested from 1982.
The Dragon’s Gaze reports on a study of hot Neptunes.
The Dragon’s Tales notes that a search of WISE data did not produce Planet Nine.
Joe. My. God. notes that Beyoncé has produced merchandise calling for her own boycott, to the anger of her detractors.
Languages of the World wonders how anyone could argue that Yiddish comes from Turkey, never mind argue so badly.
Marginal Revolution’s Tyler Cowen is pessimistic about Greece.
Neuroskeptic notes a new brain study tracing human thought.
The Power and the Money’s Noel Maurer looks at how Republicans are coming to accept Trump.
Towleroad notes that Timothy Conigrave’s Holding the Man is set to be adapted for the movies.
Window on Eurasia notes Chernobyl’s impact on the Soviet Union, considers which Russian federal subjects might be next for merger, and notes Russia’s acceptance of a Chinese railroad built with international gauge on its territory.