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From The Siberian Times:'Judging by what was found inside the burial we guess that she was from an ordinary social strata,' said Galbadrakh Enkhbat.This is despite the classy appearance of some of the possessions with which she is buried, which might suggest to the uninformed a higher status.'Various sewing utensils were found with her. Show More Summary
From the Washington Post:Now nearly nine months after the Games ended, it looks like organizers in Rio de Janeiro are still experiencing some hiccups. The latest issue has to do with medals handed out to more than 130 winners — they’re...Show More Summary
Excerpts from a public speech presented in Sun City, South Carolina last year:Look, having nuclear—my uncle was a great professor and scientist and engineer, Dr. John Trump at MIT; good genes, very good genes, OK, very smart, the Wharton...Show More Summary
As reported in Vintage Everyday:The Selk’nam had no chiefs, but were instead led by wise men (‘fathers of the world’) who were believed to possess spiritual power over people, weather and events. The tribe’s most sacred ceremony was the coming-of-age, or the ‘hain’. Show More Summary
Physicians and nurses have known for decades that placebos can generate an observable beneficial therapeutic response. A recent report offers confirmation:Placebos have a reputation problem. It is widely believed they are only effective when those taking them are deceived into thinking they are taking real drugs. Show More Summary
Blue whale vs. krill. Whale wins."Free-fall lifeboat training." Not sure, but I think these are used on open-sea oil rigs.Traffic at a road intersection in Ethiopia.Leopard stalks and catches his (surprising) prey.Very angry bird (language...Show More Summary
Extended excerpts from the "Weekly Review" column in Harper's Magazine: May 16, 2017By Joe KlocU.S. president Donald Trump, whose attention span NATO officials announced they will accommodate by limiting their speeches to four minutes,...Show More Summary
As reported by Archaeology:A stone bracelet unearthed in Denisova Cave in the Altai Mountains of Siberia in 2008 is being called the oldest-known jewelry of its kind. Anatoly Derevyanko, director of the Russian Academy of Sciences’ Institute...Show More Summary
xkcd is here.
This was new to me: And, yet, a way out of the electoral chaos is not that far off, thanks to the quiet, wonky National Popular Vote Interstate Compact. Though the initiative gets sporadic media coverage, it is hardly general public knowledge. Show More Summary
(The original quote is from George Santayana). Via Jobsanger.
From a report in the Wisconsin State Journal:More doctors are letting patients remain alert during certain surgeries, for logistical, financial and medical reasons. It's a national trend playing out in Madison...Many patients getting...Show More Summary
It was a happy day for the American robin who built her nest under our screen porch. For several years we've had a robin nesting under the deck, but this year another one found an unused rain barrel under the screen porch and constructed...Show More Summary
From the "Tuition and Financial Aid" page for Sidwell Friends school in Washington, D.C.: Middle and Upper Schools $40,840 (includes hot lunch) Per year...
You can't make this stuff up. At least I couldn't. Maybe Neil Gaiman can...The USDA’s research section studies everything from climate change to nutrition. Under the 2008 Farm Bill, its leader is supposed to serve as the agency’s “chief...Show More Summary
I remember seeing this symbol in the rolling credits at the end of the movie, and like many others I wondered if Prince had been involved in a cameo or as a joke.For years, it was a source of mystery, with Fargo's cult following notShow More Summary
From the archives of The New Yorker.
Some hash brown potatoes have been recalled because they may have been "contaminated with extraneous golf ball materials, that despite our stringent supply standards may have been inadvertently harvested with potatoes."Did Greeks help...Show More Summary
Credit Edwin Kats.
"It didn't work out as some Leavers thought."Cartoon credit Thomas Taylor via Twitter.