BCer in Toronto Jeff Jedras foodblogs from different Ottawa junkets.
The Broadside Blog’s Caitlin Kelly lists 20 ways to enjoy winter. (If it comes.)
Centauri Dreams shares the latest Pluto imagery and examines the ancient impact that created the Moon.
Crooked Timber notes that volunteers who help refugees arriving in Greece might be criminalized.
The Dragon’s Gaze notes that some Earth-like worlds at different points in their history might be difficult to identify, and notes a SETI search looking for flashes from KIC 8462852 has turned up nothing.
Marginal Revolution shares Alex Tabarrok’s opinion that home ownership is overrated.
The Planetary Society Blog’s Marc Rayman notes how important light is for Dawn“s imaging of Ceres.
pollotencheggnotes the historical patterns of ethnic change in southeast Ukraine, the Donbas standing out as especially Russian in population in language.
The Russian Demographics Blog notes demographic changes in Chechnya.
Transit Toronto notes that Toronto has gotten its 14th and 15th streetcars from Bombardier.
Window on Eurasia examines possible outcomes from Tatarstan’s confrontation with the Russian federal government, notes the influence of Central Asian migrants on Russian Islam, suggests Russia is over-centralized, and notes one proposal to abolish Russia’s ethnic units.
blogTO answers the question of why Toronto has “Lower” streets.
The Dragon’s Gaze notes how exoplanets can lose their exomoons if they orbit too closely.
The Dragon’s Tales notes differences in American and Chinese rhetoric about nuclear weapons.</li
Geocurrents looks at Chavacano, a rare Spanish-based creole language in the Philippines.
Lawyers, Guns and Money notes the problems of unionization in the South, concentrating on non-white minorities in a region where state governments are dominated by white supremacists of one kind or another.
The Power and the Money’s Noel Maurer wonders what, if the Democratic Party candidate loses the 2016 American president election, the postmortem would look like.
Spacing Toronto examines the downtown Toronto micronation known as the Republic of Rathnelly, created in the centennial year of 1967.
Torontoist notes Glad Day’s donation of hundreds of books to Toronto’s new LGBTQ youth shelter, while Towleroad notes how the hom of an anti-gay church in New York City’s Harlem can be made into a similar one.
Window on Eurasia suggests Russia will be found culpable in The Hague for ethnic cleansing of Georgians in 2008, and notes Putin’s misrepresentation of historic demographics in Ukraine.