Centauri Dreams reports on asteroid P/2016 G1, a world that, after splitting, is now showing signs of a cometary tail.
The Everyday Sociology Blog considers outrage as a sociological phenomenon. What, exactly, does it do? What does it change?
Joe. My. God. reports on a new push for same-sex marriage in Germany, coming from the SPD.
Lawyers, Guns and Money examines the Alabama government’s disinterest in commemorating the Selma march for freedom.
Marginal Revolution looks at Oxford University’s attempt to recruit white British male students.
At the NYRB Daily, Masha Gessen warns against falling too readily into the trap of identifying conspiracies in dealing with Trump.
pollotencheggmaps the distribution of Muslims in Crimea according to the 1897 Russian census.
Savage Minds takes a brief look at ayahuasca, a ritual beverage of Andean indigenous peoples, and looks at how its legality in the United States remains complicated.
Elf Sternberg considers the problems of straight men with sex, and argues they might be especially trapped by a culture that makes it difficult for straight men to consider sex as anything but a birthright and an obligation.
The Volokh Conspiracy considers how the complexities of eminent domain might complicate the US-Mexican border wall.
Window on Eurasia reports on protests in Russia and argues Belarus is on the verge of something.
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.
Understanding Society engages in a sociological examination of American polarization, tracing it to divides in race and income.
The Volokh Conspiracy notes the many good reasons behind the reluctance of cities around the world to host the Olympics.
Window on Eurasia notes that where the Ingush have mourned their deportation under Stalin the unfree Chechens have not, reports that Latvians report their willingness to fight for their country, looks at what the spouses of the presidents of post-Soviet states are doing, and notes the widespread opposition in Belarus to paying a tax on “vagrancy.”
Arnold Zwicky looks at the linguistic markers of the British class system.