blogTO notes five interesting abandoned places to explore around Toronto.
The Dragon’s Gaze considers how to map minute areas of the protoplanetary disks of young stars.
Joe. My. God. notes ISIS’ claim of responsibility for the Orlando massacre.
Language Log looks at the oddly misprinted signs in non-Latin scripts at an Austrian botanical garden.
Speed River Journal’s Van Waffle turns to a nature walk yesterday.
Towleroad notes the line-ups to donate blood at Orlando.
The Volokh Conspiracy notes that knee-jerk reactions to tragedy are rarely good ones.
Whatever’s John Scalzi expresses his grief and rage at mass shootings generally.
The Financial Times‘ The World notes English and Russian hooliganism at Euro 2016.
Window on Eurasia notes how experts in Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan reject the idea that theirs are failed states, and looks at modern-day Russians’ awkwardness towards a holiday marking Russia’s declaration of sovereignty within the Soviet Union.
blogTO notes that Québec chain Simons will be opening up stories in Toronto and Mississauga in the coming years.
The Broadside Blog’s Caitlin Kelly notes that The Devil Wears Prada actually offers good advice to job-seekers.
Centauri Dreams notes a search program for planets at Proxima Centauri and considers Proxima’s linkage to the Alpha Centauri A-B binary.
The Dragon’s Gaze notes distant gas giant HD 106906b.
Joe. My. God. notes that acceptance of gays is at an all-time high.
The Map Room Blog links to an exhibition of colonial cartography of Algeria and points to an essay on critical cartography.
Marginal Revolution notes high levels of female mortality in the US South.
Savage Minds considers the question of how to exhibit physical artifacts in an era of 3-D printing.
John Scalzi’s Whatever and Charlie Stross’ Antipope mourn the death of science fiction editor David Hartwell.
Window on Eurasia notes Russia’s growing difficulties wth Chechen dictator Kadyrov, observes that most Tajiks recruited for ISIS are recruited as workers in Russia, suggests the annexation of Crimea helped bolster Russia’s ethnic Russian and Slavic populations, and notes hostility in Chuvashia towards Russian language policy in education.
The Big Picture shares photos relating to the restoration of Cuban-American relations.
The Broadside Blog’s Caitlin Kelly talks about why she uses Twitter.
The Dragon’s Gaze links to a study noting the sulfur-rich environment of protostar HH 212.
The Dragon’s Tales reports a Chinese plan to develop a mixed fission/fusion reactor.
Language Log notes an example of Chinese writing in pinyin without accompanying script.
Marginal Revolution’s Tyler Cowen notes the importance of Kevin Kwan’s novels about Chinese socialites.
Language Hat reports on an effort to save the Nuu language of South Africa.
Languages of the World reports on Urum, the Turkic language of Pontic Greeks.
Discover‘s Out There reports on the oddities of Pluto.
The Planetary Society Blog’s Emily Lakdawalla explains why the New Horizons data from Pluto is still being processed.
Spacing Toronto reports from a Vancouver porch competition.
Towelroad notes a married gay man with a child denied Communion at his mother’s funeral.
Window on Eurasia notes racism in Russia, looks at Tajikistan’s interest in the killing of its citizens in Russia, suggests Belarus is on the verge of an explosion, and examines Mongolian influence in Buryatia.