Anthropology.net looks at the genetics of how the Inuit have adapted to cold weather.
‘Nathan Smith’s Apostrophen shares the author’s plans for the coming year.
Beyond the Beyond’s Bruce Sterling shares Margaret Atwood’s commitment to fighting for freedom of expression.
Crooked Timber asks its readers for recommendations in Anglophone science fiction.
D-Brief notes the discovery of the human mesentery.
The Dragon’s Gaze looks at the protoplanetary disk of LkCa 15 disk.
Far Outliers looks at some lobsters imported to Japan from (a) Christmas Island.
Joe. My. God. notes Janet Jackson has given birth.
Language Hat examines the contrast often made between indigenous and immigrant languages.
Language Log looks at the names of the stations of the Haifa subway.
Steve Munro notes Bathurst Station’s goodbye to Honest Ed’s.
The Planetary Society Blog examines the Dawn probe’s discoveries at Ceres in the past year.
Window on Eurasia looks at how the permafrost of the Russian far north is melting and endangering entire cities, and contrasts the prosperity of the Estonian city of Narva relative to the decay of adjacent Ivangorod.
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.
Bloomberg notes the closure of Poland’s frontier with Kaliningrad, looks at how Google is beating out Facebook in helping India get connected to the Internet, notes British arms makers’ efforts to diversify beyond Europe and examines the United Kingdom’s difficult negotiations to get out of the European Union, looks at the problems of investing in Argentina, looks at the complications of Germany’s clean energy policy, observes that the Israeli government gave the schools of ultra-Orthodox Jews the right not to teach math and English, examines the consequences of terrorism on French politics, and examinesat length the plight of South Asian migrant workers in the Gulf dependent on their employers.
Bloomberg View notes Donald Trump’s bromance with Putin’s Russia, examines Melania Trump’s potential immigrant problems, and is critical of Thailand’s new anti-democratic constitution.
CBC looks at how some video stores in Canada are hanging on.
The Inter Press Service notes that the Olympic Games marks the end of a decade of megaprojects in Brazil.
MacLean’sapproves of the eighth and final book in the Harry Potter series.
The National Postreports on a Ukrainian proposal to transform Chernobyl into a solar farm, and examines an abandoned plan to use nuclear weapons to unleash Alberta’s oil sands.
Open Democracy looks at the relationship between wealth and femicide in India, fears a possible coup in Ukraine, looks at the new relationship between China and Africa, examines the outsized importance of Corbyn to Britain’s Labour Party, and looks how Armenia’s defeat of Azerbaijan has given its veterans outsized power.
Universe Today notes proposals for colonizing Mercury, looks at strong support in Hawaii for a new telescope, and examines the progenitor star of SN 1987A.
Wiredemphasizes the importance of nuclear weapons and deterrence for Donald Trump, and looks at how many cities around the world have transformed their rivers.
Bloomberg notes that Brexit might drive British migration to Australia, suggests Russia’s recession might be coming to an end, looks at carbon emissions from dead trees, and reports on Guiliani’s liking for Blackberry.
Bloomberg View notes Israel’s tightening restrictions on conversions and looks at how Putin has become a US election issue.
CBC notes the construction in Turkey for a cemetery for participants in the recent coup.
Gizmodo reports on flickering AR Scorpii, an unusual binary.
The Inter Press Service reports on urban land tenure for migrants and describes Malawi’s recent translocation of elephants.
MacLean’sdescribes the Chinese labourers of the First World War.
The National Postnotes the marginalization of conservative white men in the Democratic Party.
Open Democracy looks at politics for the United Kingdom’s Remain minority, looks at Scotland’s European options, and suggests Hillary needs to learn from the lessons of Britain’s Remain campaign to win.
The Toronto Starnotes the plans of Tim Horton’s to expand to Southeast Asia, starting with the Philippines.