Acts of Minor Treason's Andrew Barton considers the future of Chinese science fiction and wonders about having a future con in Beijing.
BlogTO notes the impending shutdown of the Global Village Backpackers hostel. I've good memories from a 2004 stay there.
Centauri Dreams examines the ESA's Rosetta probe, set to wake up today to examine comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko.
Joe. My. God. starts an interesting discussion about homophobes treating Putin's Russia as a freer society than a United States that recognizes GLBT rights.
Lawyers, Guns and Money's Erik Loomis argues that NAFTA, like other globalization-related accords, allow for transnational exploitation and minimize the potential for fighting against the ills of globalization.
Marginal Revolution's Tyler Cowen suggests that the United States doesn't benefit from globalization as much per capita as smaller, more outwards-looking countries.
The Pagan Prattle's Feórag notes the lightning strike on Rio De Janerio's Christ statue and remarks on a UKIP man's blaming British floods on same-sex marriage.
Towleroad observes the ways in which two gay African-American dads' pictures with their children have gone viral.
Transit Toronto's Robert Mackenzie notes the conviction of a man for assaulting a TTC worker.
Understanding Society's David Little wonders about the mechanisms that can trigger paradigm shifts.