Lawyers, Guns and Money writes about the costs of law school. (They are significant, and escalating hugely.)
Marginal Revolution reports on the problems facing the Brazilian pension system, perhaps overgenerous for a relatively poor country facing rapid aging.
Neuroskeptic reports on the latest re: the crisis of scientists not being able to replicate evidence, now even their own work being problematic.
Personal Reflections considers the questions of how to preserve the dignity of people facing Alzheimer’s.
The Russian Demographics Blog notes a Financial Times article looking at the impact of aging on global real estate.
Spacing Toronto talks about the campaign to name a school after Jean Earle Geeson, a teacher and activist who helped save Fort York.
At Wave Without A Shore, C.J. Cherryh shares photos of her goldfish.
Window on Eurasia notes growing instability in Daghestan, looks at the latest in Georgian historical memory, and shares an article arguing that Putin’s actions have worsened Russia’s reputation catastrophically.
blogTO notes the amazing spike upwards in temperatures for this weekend.
Dangerous Minds shares photos of some stark war memorials of the former Communist world.
The Dragon’s Gaze reports on brown dwarf HIP 67537b.
The LRB Blog looks at Donald Trump’s interest in a Middle Eastern peace settlement that looks as if it will badly disadvantage the isolated Palestinians.
Marginal Revolution’s Tyler Cowen reflects on his reading of Julius Evola and other hitherto-marginal writers.
The NYRB Daily notes the potential health catastrophe that could result from Donald Trump’s anti-vax positions.
The Power and the Money’s Noel Maurer suggests that the corruption marking the relationship of France and Gabon over that country’s oil is finding an echo in the Trump organization’s involvement in Filipino real estate.
Torontoist calls for regulation of road salt on grounds of its toxicity.
Transit Toronto looks at the various scenarios for King Street.
Window on Eurasia suggests Russia’s economic growth will lag behind growth elsewhere for the foreseeable future, and looks at protest in St. Petersburg over the return of an old church to the Orthodox Church.
Centauri Dreams notes how exoplanet HAT-P-2b somehow induces pulsations in its parent star.
Citizen Science Salon looks at a new crowdsourcing effort to find Planet Nine from old WISE images.
Dangerous Minds reports on a marijuana bouquet delivery service.
The Dragon’s Gaze reports on the detection of the atmosphere of super-Earth Gliese 1132b./li>
Language Hat examines the different source languages for neologisms in Russian.
Language Log reports on an obscene Valentine’s Day ad from Sichuan.
The LRB Blog reports on the search of Syrians in Istanbul for health care.
Marginal Revolution reports on the fascist experimentations of economist Franco Modigliani.
The NYRB Daily reports on the stunning war art of Paul Nash.
Window on Eurasia notes that non-Russian republics tend to have better health indicators than the average, and warns of the potential instability that could be triggered by the failure of Putin’s vision for Trump.
The Broadside Blog’s Caitlin Kelly describes a week in her life as a freelance writer.
The Dragon’s Tales notes how the Indus Valley Civilization did, and did not, adapt to climate change.
Language Log reshares Benjamin Franklin’s writings against German immigration.
The NYRB Daily follows one family’s quest for justice after the shooting by police of one Ramarley Graham.
The Russian Demographics Blog looks at the Pale of Settlement.
Torontoist looks at Ontario’s food and nutrition strategy.
Transit Toronto reports on how PRESTO officials will be making appearances across the TTC in coming weeks to introduce users to the new system.
Window on Eurasia looks at how ethnic minorities form a growing share of Russian emigration, looks at the manipulation of statistics by the Russian state, and suggests Putin’s actions have killed off the concept of a triune nation of East Slavs.