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.
Centauri Dreams notes the sad news that, because of the destructive way in which the stellar activity of young red dwarfs interacts with oxygen molecules in exoplanet atmospheres, Proxima Centauri b is likely not Earth-like.
Crooked Timber takes issue with the idea of Haidt that conservatives are uniquely interested in the idea of purity.
D-Brief notes the discovery of an intermediate-mass black hole in the heart of 47 Tucanae.
The Dragon’s Tales reports on the search for Planet Nine.</li.
Far Outliers reports on the politics in 1868 of the first US Indian Bureau.
Imageo maps the depletion of sea ice in the Arctic.
Language Hat remembers the life of linguist Patricia Crampton.
Lawyers, Guns and Money notes some of the potential pitfalls involved with Buy American campaigns (and like political programs in other countries), including broad-based xenophobia.
The LRB Blog looks at nationalism and identity in their intersections with anti-Muslim sentiment in Québec.
The Map Room Blog links to an essay on the last unmapped places.
Torontoist notes the 2017 Toronto budget is not going to support affordable housing.
Transit Toronto reports on TTC revisions to its schedules owing to shortfalls in equipment, like buses.
Window on Eurasia claims that Putin needs a successful war in Ukraine to legitimize his rule, just as Nicholas II needed a victory to save Tsarism.
The Broadside Blog’s Caitlin Kelly describes a week in her life as a freelance writer.
The Dragon’s Tales notes how the Indus Valley Civilization did, and did not, adapt to climate change.
Language Log reshares Benjamin Franklin’s writings against German immigration.
The NYRB Daily follows one family’s quest for justice after the shooting by police of one Ramarley Graham.
The Russian Demographics Blog looks at the Pale of Settlement.
Torontoist looks at Ontario’s food and nutrition strategy.
Transit Toronto reports on how PRESTO officials will be making appearances across the TTC in coming weeks to introduce users to the new system.
Window on Eurasia looks at how ethnic minorities form a growing share of Russian emigration, looks at the manipulation of statistics by the Russian state, and suggests Putin’s actions have killed off the concept of a triune nation of East Slavs.