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.
The Atlantic notes how some Americans are dealing with an invasive species, the lionfish: by hunting and eating them.
Bloomberg notes that the Ukrainian prime minister resigned as a result of the Panama Papers.
Bloomberg View notes the creation, in Russia, of a military force directly under the president.
CBC notes the report of an Uber driver in Ottawa that he only made eight dollars an hour after costs, and considers whether Canada might be obliged to provide First Nations children with education in their languages.
The Conversation notes the sophistication and lasting power of Australian Aborigines’ star maps.
NOW Torontonotes divisions among the NDP’s young members as to what to do with Mulcair.
The Toronto Starnotes the need for Mulcair to get approval from a large enough majority of NDP delegates.
The Dragon’s Tales linked to this War is Boring article arguing that a Japan armed with nuclear weapons would have made things much worse.
Bloomberg notes that Azerbaijan’s oil wealth lets it outspend Armenia on military good, looks at a hydropower project in Congo intended to eventually protect mountain gorillas, and notes that spending on solar and wind energy is outpacing fossil fuel spending.
CBC notes the alarming possibility that smart devices could be bricked by their manufacturers.
The Dragon’s Tales linked to a Eurekalert press release examining how population levels in the pre-Columbian Southwest were intimately tied to climate.
Fortunereports about the many failures of the F-35 project.
The National Postnotes that a gay atheist Malaysian student in Winnipeg has received asylum and looks at the discontent of Jewish groups with an inclusion committee at York University.