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.
Bloomberg notes how an economic boom will let Sweden postpone hard decisions, looks at the popularity of the Korean Wave in China, suggests that subsidies are going to be a big issue for cash-short Arab governments, looks at the investigation in Bulgaria of groups which arrest refugees, and looks at the long-term problems of the Russian economy.
CBC reports on a Saskatchewan woman who has a refuge for pet rats.
Global News illustrates the dire social conditions in the Ontario North, hitting particularly strongly First Nations groups.
The Guardianreports on speculation that Neanderthals may have died in significant numbers from African diseases brought by human migrants.
MacLean’snotes a study of handwriting styles in ancient Israel which suggest that literacy was reasonably common.
The Mississauga Newsreports on a new PFLAG support group for South Asians in Peel.
National Geographicnotes the strong pressures on island birds towards flightlessness.
Science Magnotes subtle genetic incompatibilities between human women and male Neanderthals which would have hindered reproduction.
The USA Today network has a story examining the recent HIV outbreak in Indiana.
Vicereports on the huge cleavages within the NDP, something also examined at the CBC.