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.
D-Brief notes how the binary star KIC 9832227 is projected to experience a stellar merger in 2022.
The Dragon’s Gaze links to one paper suggesting that exoplanets and brown dwarfs are as common around A and F stars as around dimmer Sun-like stars, and links to another paper examining the potential of detecting transits of exoplanets orbiting brown dwarfs.
The Dragon’s Tales links to an article wondering if China’s seizure of a US navy drone could set a precedent for satellite seizures.
Language Log links to Yiyun Lee’s article about abandoning Chinese for English.
blogTO shares some photos of Toronto in colour from the 1950s.
Centauri Dreams talks about SETI in the light of the Anthropocene era.
Dangerous Minds notes that there is now a hipster nativity scene available for purchase.
The Dragon’s Gaze links to a paper suggesting that tidal heating could explain the difference between super-Earths and mini-Neptunes.
Joe. My. God. notes that protecting Trump in New York City costs that municipality a million dollars a day, and notes a parade of Spanish fascists in support of Trump.
Lawyers, Guns and Money notes that politics is identity politics.
The LRB Blog notes the end of Sarkozy’s campaign and revisits Goldwater.
The Russian Demographics Blog reports on the latest about the population of Ukraine.
Towleroad notes the hateful mail received by an out mayor in Massachusetts.
The Volokh Conspiracy looks at Trump’s apparently anti-constitutional entanglement of business and politics.
Window on Eurasia reports on how Russia’s promotion of the Russian language in neighbouring countries is backfiring, and looks at the hard nationalist line of Patriarch Kirill against Ukrainian autocephaly and multiculturalism in Russia.
Maximos62 maps the smoke from this year’s Indonesian fires.
The NYRB Daily shares vintage photos from mid-1960s Cuba.
The Planetary Society Blog reports on a recent tour of NASA facilities.
Window on Eurasia reports on a call for a single Circassian alphabet, suggests a Russian initiative to use sufism to unite Russian Muslims will end badly, and argues that Russian criticism of language policy in post-Soviet countries is linked to geopolitics.