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Here Be Monsters
(follow up on this next week)
podcast 
yesterday by warrenellis
Chinese scientists genetically modify human embryos : Nature News & Comment
The technique used by Huang’s team involves injecting embryos with the enzyme complex CRISPR/Cas9, which binds and splices DNA at specific locations. The complex can be programmed to target a problematic gene, which is then replaced or repaired by another molecule introduced at the same time. The system is well studied in human adult cells and in animal embryos. But there had been no published reports of its use in human embryos.
genetics  med  sci 
3 days ago by warrenellis
Scientists in China Just Edited Genes in Human Embryos for the First Time | Motherboard
The low success rate suggests that CRISPR-Cas9 is not anywhere near ready for primetime in human embryos, according to Art​hur Caplan, head of medical ethics at New York University’s Langone Medical Center.

“This is a rather inauspicious start,” said Caplan. “The technique didn’t cleave where the scientists wanted, they got crossovers they didn’t expect—I’d say the experiment didn’t work very well.”
genetics  med  sci 
3 days ago by warrenellis
Enormous hole in the universe may not be the only one
"Astronomers have found evidence of a giant void that could be the largest known structure in the universe. The "supervoid" solves a controversial cosmic puzzle: it explains the origin of a large and anomalously cold region of the sky. However, future observations are needed to confirm the discovery and determine whether the void is unique."

Ref. Laura Mersini-Houghton's multiversal impact theory
space 
5 days ago by warrenellis
Group wants to bring back Native Hawaiian burial traditions
"Traditional "clean burials" involve cleansing the deceased by fire in a pit and then compressing the skeletal remains, wrapping them in a cloth woven from trees, and burying them in a basket."
history  death 
9 days ago by warrenellis
Ken Armstrong Writing Stuff: When You Go Your Own Way
"I wasn't at Live Aid but the story along these lines that has stood out for me is that apparently, allegedly, at the very, very end, Bob Geldof was left practically alone. Had to get a lift."

That's pretty much what it's like, yeah.
working 
9 days ago by warrenellis
How to make objects invisible without metamaterial cloaking | KurzweilAI
The researchers discovered that at certain frequencies, waves scattered via resonant and non-resonant mechanisms have opposite phases and are mutually destroyed — thus making the object invisible. It was possible to switch from visibility to invisibility regimes at 1.9 GHz by simply changing the temperature of the water in the cylinder from 90 °C to 50 °C.
tech  invisibility 
9 days ago by warrenellis
Search for advanced civilizations beyond Earth finds nothing obvious in 100,000 galaxies
"After searching 100,000 galaxies for signs of highly advanced extraterrestrial life, a team of scientists using observations from NASA's WISE orbiting observatory has found no evidence of advanced civilizations in them. "The idea behind our research is that, if an entire galaxy had been colonized by an advanced spacefaring civilization, the energy produced by that civilization's technologies would be detectable in mid-infrared wavelengths—exactly the radiation that the WISE satellite was designed to detect for other astronomical purposes," said Jason T. Wright, an assistant professor of astronomy and astrophysics at the Center for Exoplanets and Habitable Worlds at Penn State University, who conceived of and initiated the research."

#colduncaringvoid
space 
11 days ago by warrenellis
Neanderthals manipulated the bodies of adults and children shortly after death
"Neanderthals from the French region of Poitou-Charentes cut, beat and fractured the bones of their recently deceased companions, as revealed by the fossil remains of two adults and a child found at the Marillac site. These manipulations have been observed at other Neanderthal sites, but scientists still do not know whether they did this for food or ceremony."
history 
11 days ago by warrenellis
Russia to build own space station by 2023, says Putin
"Russia plans to build its own orbiting space station by 2023, President Vladimir Putin said Thursday during a marathon call-in session with the nation. "By 2023, we plan to create our own national space station in orbit," Putin said. "This is something far-off in the future, but also necessary for us from the point of view of our national economy.""

(Bullshit.)
space 
11 days ago by warrenellis
Experimental Digital Synaesthetics in Fashion, Art & Science, on the iPad & online.
A SELF-PLAYING PIANO IS ILLUMINATED BY A SERIES OF BIOLUMINESCENT ORGANISMS, PERFORMING A DEMONIC CAROUSEL THAT IS BOTH ALIEN AND PRIMEVAL.
music  art 
12 days ago by warrenellis
Graphic Journey Blog: Things I like...
"These Penguin Modern Poets covers were designed, and mostly photographed, by Alan Spain during 1965 to 1972. I believe Spain worked at Penguin at the time but can find no information about him. Romek Marber created the typographical grid styling when the series was first introduced in 1965."
covers  books  design 
14 days ago by warrenellis
Sun experiences seasonal changes, new research finds
"The Sun undergoes a type of seasonal variability with its activity waxing and waning over the course of nearly two years, according to a new study by a team of researchers led by the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR). This behavior affects the peaks and valleys in the approximately 11-year solar cycle, sometimes amplifying and sometimes weakening the solar storms that can buffet Earth's atmosphere."
space 
14 days ago by warrenellis
Did Richard III manage to keep his scoliosis a secret up until his death in 1485?
"In a new study published in Medical Humanities this month (April), Dr Mary Ann Lund, of the University of Leicester's School of English, argues that as with all monarchs Richard's body image in life was carefully controlled and he probably kept any signs of his scoliosis hidden outside of the royal household - up until his death."
history 
14 days ago by warrenellis
dennis cooper's haunted html novel - bookforum.com / miscellany
"Dennis Cooper's latest book, Zac’s Haunted House, was released online in mid-January by the Paris-based small press and label Kiddiepunk. Dubbed an “html novel” and offered as a free download, it consists of seven html files, each of which expands into a long, vertical scroll of animated gifs. You could call Zac’s Haunted House many things: net art, a glorified Tumblr, a visual novel, a mood board, or a dark night of the Internet's soul. It has just a few words—the chapter titles and a few subtitles embedded in some of the gifs—but it still very clearly belongs to Cooper’s own haunted oeuvre, capable of evoking powerful and gnarled emotions."
books  web 
14 days ago by warrenellis
Electronic implant outfit goes broke; implant users paralyzed again | Beyond The Beyond | Wired.com
“Mumford was in Cleveland for a marketing meeting in 2001 when he got news that still baffles him: NeuroControl was getting out of the Freehand business. It would focus instead on a bigger potential market with a device that helped stroke victims. Before long, NeuroControl went out of business entirely, wiping out at least $26 million in investment. At first, Mumford remained an enthusiastic user of the Freehand, though one thing worried him: the wires running outside his body would sometimes fray or break after catching on clothing. Each time, he found someone who could reach into his supply of replacements and reconnect the system. But by 2010, the last wire was gone, and without the prospect of tech support from NeuroControl, the electrical equipment implanted in Mumford’s body went dormant. He lost the independence that had come from having regained extensive use of one hand. “To all of a sudden have that taken away—it’s incredibly frustrating,” he says. “There’s not a day where I don’t miss it.”
tech 
15 days ago by warrenellis
Russia 'busts satellite spy ring': space commander
""Very recently, specialists of the department of space intelligence centre uncovered a newly created group of space satellites... made for radio-technical reconnaissance of equipment on Russian territory," said the commander of Russian Space Command, Oleg Maidanovich."
space  war  pol 
15 days ago by warrenellis
Abandoned Rails: Home
"Thousands of miles of railroads have been abandoned in the United States, much of it in the last 40 years. All of these abandoned railways have a history and a story. This web site is dedicated to the preservation of the history of each of these former railroad lines and the companies that operated them."
history 
21 days ago by warrenellis
What Are the Colors of Alien Life? - The New Yorker
"Rothschild has been collaborating with a team of undergraduates from Stanford and Brown to engineer an artificial extremophile called Hell Cell; the project, or one like it, may free future astronomers from their terracentricity by giving them access to the biosignatures of speculative, synthetic life-forms. "

HELL CELL
sci  space  bio 
22 days ago by warrenellis
Olivia Laing on the Future of Loneliness | The Casual Optimist
"As with the city itself, the promise of the internet is contact. It seems to offer an antidote to loneliness, trumping even the most utopian urban environment by enabling strangers to develop relationships along shared lines of interest, no matter how shy or isolated they might be in their own physical lives.

"But proximity, as city dwellers know, does not necessarily mean intimacy. Access to other people is not by itself enough to dispel the gloom of internal isolation. Loneliness can be most acute in a crowd."
books  culture 
23 days ago by warrenellis
The fountain in Stapavik | HLJÓÐMYND - SOUNDIMAGE
"Just below Þrottárskriður landslide is Stapavík, a beautiful gravel beach with high rock in the middle, like a huge stoned giant or troll. Along the beach are low cliffs where fresh water seeps out between the geologic age and wets the rocks."
audio  Sound 
23 days ago by warrenellis
Bot Benediction, 2015 - Features - Source: An OpenNews project
"The metaphors are numerous—bots are homunculi, bots are witches’ familiars, bots are daemons. And yes, the bots were inside us all along, and ultimately we make ourselves into Twitter bots in order to live. But really. Twitter bots are the imaginary friends that I love and cherish as much as the real-person relationships I’ve formed on Twitter (both with people and with other creatures with alleged human operators, whose true identities are best left unknown). They notice things we might not notice."
hauntology  web  tech 
23 days ago by warrenellis
Preparing for Trench Warfare in Ukraine - The Intercept
"The conditions are rough, but not dismal, and reflect the battalion’s motto, “Nobody But Ourselves,” a nod to the reality that Ukrainians — and particularly members of this volunteer battalion — have to rely on their own resources to defend their country."
pol  war 
23 days ago by warrenellis
The Setup / Dietrich Groundsel
"I recently upgraded from an iPhone 3GS to a Space Grey iPhone 6 with Stealth Grey Magpul case. The usefulness of the 3GS had run its course as a primary internet appliance but lives on as a music device usually attached to some Audio-Technica ATH-M50x headphones. I would rather not have to use smartphones due to surveillance factors, and keep a feature-dumb flip-phone with the batteries out in a Faraday pouch at a dead drop well outside my home as a sort of insurance."
gear 
23 days ago by warrenellis
Can, Tangerine Dream, Amon Düül II, and so many more on ‘The German Rock Night’ | Dangerous Minds
"After the broadcast of “Kraut und Rüben,” the Rockpalast documentary about German rock music, viewers would frequently ask when they would get to see the full-length concerts of which only short snippets had been televised. Before Rockpalast, full-length concerts were shown only in exceptional cases, but we have indeed found so many more or less complete clips that we decided to show the ten hours of footage over two evenings.

"They cover the full range of the groups that were introduced in the documentary, from Scorpions to Tangerine Dream, Kraftwerk, Eloy, Ton Steine Scherben, Can, Guru Guru, all the way to Amon Düül II. In addition some rarer clips that could not be incorporated in the doc will be shown. The majority of the material has not been seen since the original telecast. We hope that the umbrella term “Krautrock” can once and for all be buried as useless. At the same time, the two nights provide the beginning of a loose series, in which the lost treasures of German television archives could be made available again."
music  video 
4 weeks ago by warrenellis
The Grid
"The Grid harnesses the power of artificial intelligence to take everything you throw at it - videos, images, text, urls and more - and automatically shape them into a custom website unique to you."
web 
5 weeks ago by warrenellis
Greece: Dreams Take Revenge | Indiegogo
Documentary: A radical government takes on the world! The inside story of Syriza's first 100 days.
film 
5 weeks ago by warrenellis
Afrofuturism to everyday futurists: new kinds of artists, power & tech | Technology | The Guardian
"New sounds from South Africa and Nigeria’s urban science fiction could change the future of technology and the city"
future  music  culture 
6 weeks ago by warrenellis
GitBook · Write & Publish Books
"A modern, publishing toolchain, simply taking you from ideas to finished, polished books."
publishing  books 
6 weeks ago by warrenellis
Kyle Killen Interview About 'Awake' and 'Lone Star' - TV Shows Cancelled Too Soon
"Network television has a branding issue. We see it embedded in critical praise: Fox's new show The Last Man on Earth overcomes sitcom tradition, NBC's Hannibal's bloody mystery prevails against primetime censorship, a drama like The Good Wife defies the "CBS drama" definition. If Killen can understand why his shows, great shows, are oft-executed with little chance at growth, it's because he knows how audiences perceive the incoming network slates."
tv 
6 weeks ago by warrenellis
Inspired By Monks, A Writer Embraces His Life Of Solitude : NPR
"Brother Fenton, after whom I was named, brought his fruitcake recipe to the monastery, partly as a way of getting lots of whiskey into the monastery. He devised a recipe that had a lot of whiskey in it."
history  writing 
6 weeks ago by warrenellis
How Tyler Brûlé has extended Monocle beyond simply a magazine for the jet set » Nieman Journalism Lab
“We want to create and craft an environment where we’re not getting into a discussion about cost per thousands. It’s the cost of a quality audience.”
publishing  media 
6 weeks ago by warrenellis
Disney's $1 Billion Bet on a Magical Wristband | WIRED
Their MagicBands, tech-studded wristbands available to every visitor to the Magic Kingdom, feature a long-range radio that can transmit more than 40 feet in every direction. The hostess, on her modified iPhone, received a signal when the family was just a few paces away. Tanner family inbound! The kitchen also queued up: Two French onion soups, two roast beef sandwiches! When they sat down, a radio receiver in the table picked up the signals from their MagicBands and triangulated their location using another receiver in the ceiling. The server—as in waitperson, not computer array—knew what they ordered before they even approached the restaurant and knew where they were sitting.

And it all worked seamlessly, like magic.
tech 
6 weeks ago by warrenellis
A day in the life of Jessica, the content creator of the future -- Fusion
Faith Popcorn is a futurist and consultant. She is best known for a book that came out in 1991 that predicted trends for the rest of the decade (some came true, sorta).

And she’s still at it.

In January, she presented a slide deck called “FutureVision2025,” which lays out her vision of the workforce of tomorrow. We stumbled upon the presentation this weekend.
future  design+fiction 
6 weeks ago by warrenellis
The corrugated galaxy: Milky Way may be much larger than previously estimated
"The Milky Way galaxy is at least 50 percent larger than is commonly estimated, according to new findings that reveal that the galactic disk is contoured into several concentric ripples."
space 
6 weeks ago by warrenellis
Shitphone: A Love Story — Matter — Medium
"Shitphones are generally not actually shitty. They are, if you isolate them from the distorting effect of highly competitive preference-driven smartphone retail and marketing, the absence of which helps keep them so cheap, marvels of engineering and execution, assembled with precision and care and able to accomplish tasks that a half-dozen years ago would have been inconceivable for a portable device. iPhones are really just shitphones from the future"
tech 
6 weeks ago by warrenellis
The Collection and the Cloud – The New Inquiry
"The concept of a “dark age” implies that there is a singular body of canonical knowledge worth preserving, evoking an idea of erasure from history that’s familiar to anyone else besides a distinguished white man accustomed to historical centrality. For everyone else, erasure from history is political struggle. Even today, women, people of color, transgender and disabled people, sex workers, care workers are all struggling to have their stories told and represented fairly. Any discussion of internet archiving has to, at some point, confront this problem: How do we talk about the politics of cultural records? If we cannot preserve everything, who defines what is worth saving?"
pol  tech  web  history  social 
6 weeks ago by warrenellis
BBC News - One-man rule in Israel's hippy micro-state
"This is Achzivland, perhaps the most unusual piece of territory in the Middle East. It has the trappings of a state - a flag (of a mermaid), a national "anthem" (the sound of the sea) and a constitution declaring the president democratically elected by his own vote (never actually cast)."
pol 
6 weeks ago by warrenellis
A 24-Hour Soundscape of Found Sounds
"foundsoundscape.com. It is a 24-hour streaming assemblage of field recordings. Those recordings were collected in 1,000 different places by 100 different artists. In turn, (Janek) Schaefer collated and layered the source audio, so at any point the service is playing three different feeds. Make that four feeds: in addition, there is a live mic in Schaefer’s own studio, and that gets added to the audio. The resulting stream is intended to complement your own place and time. It is less a listening experience than something to be filtered into daily life."
music  sound  audio  fieldrecording 
7 weeks ago by warrenellis
The death of writing – if James Joyce were alive today he’d be working for Google | Books | The Guardian
"In his landmark essay-cum-manifesto The Book, Spiritual Instrument, Mallarmé claims that everything that exists does so in order to end up in, or as, a book. This book-to-come, he continues, using language that foreshadows Lévi-Strauss’s, would be “an immaculate grouping of universal relationships come together for some miraculous and glittering occasion”, in which typography itself “becomes a rite” (he also calls the book “a tomb in miniature for our souls”). Mallarmé spent the final decades of his life plotting the form this uber-book might take: books in their current state being inadequate for the task of containing everything, he called for a radical dismantling and reconfiguration of the shape and format of the medium itself, envisaging ways in which the page might be unfolded and expanded into performance, social practice, even cult activity. In so doing, he laid the foundations for the 20th-century avant garde, from Cage’s extra‑literary activities or Burroughs’s revolutionary ethnographically inflected provocations to that most immaculate and glittering grouping of all universal – and quotidian – relations, Ulysses, in which Joyce repeatedly states his ambition to make a whole culture, at micro- and macro-level, from its advertising slogans or the small talk in bars to its funerary rituals and the way the entire past and future are imagined, to use Mallarmé’s words, aboutir dans un livre."
writing 
7 weeks ago by warrenellis
are music subcultures losing their definition? | read | i-D
"As the sun sets on the year that brought us a wealth of meaningless trends, let 2015 be the year that subcultures find their definition. Let kids put down their iPhones and go out into the real world and engage with the subversive, as opposed to listlessly posting a picture of it. Ultimately, let 2015 be the year we shake off our social media induced Narcolepsy and reignite our passion for music."

Some chance.
music  culture 
7 weeks ago by warrenellis
Chacking to hear some Cornish dialects? - Sound and vision blog
"This month we've uploaded linguistic descriptions of conversations about local speech in Warleggan, Penzance, Mawla, St Feock and Truro. Together they constitute the set of BBC Voices Recordings made by BBC Radio Cornwall. The descriptions list the participants' responses to a set of prompt words and, in the case of Mawla, St Feock and Truro, also include a detailed description of the phonology and grammar of the speakers. - See more at: http://britishlibrary.typepad.co.uk/sound-and-vision/2015/03/chacking-to-hear-some-cornish-dialects.html#sthash.W1f1038r.7dsOBKUD.dpuf"
culture  language  voice  audio 
7 weeks ago by warrenellis
What is blue and how do we see color? - Business Insider
"do you really see something if you don't have a word for it?"
culture  language 
8 weeks ago by warrenellis
United Nations investigates claim of ISIS organ theft - CNN.com
"The United Nations is looking into claims that ISIS -- already considered the wealthiest terrorist group on record -- may be harvesting organs from slain civilians and gaining financial benefits by trafficking the body parts, officials said Wednesday."
war  med 
9 weeks ago by warrenellis
Spy agencies fund climate research in hunt for weather weapon, scientist fears | Environment | The Guardian
"A senior US scientist has expressed concern that the intelligence services are funding climate change research to learn if new technologies could be used as potential weapons."
war  weather  eco 
10 weeks ago by warrenellis
EARSIDE OUT
Sound installation & 40-minute composition, looped; 12 speakers, 45 meter steel string and red cable. Commissioned by and first exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Denmark, 2015

Created from spontaneous otoacoustic emissions that were acoustically recorded inside ears of 30 individuals. Earside Out explores the mysterious and complex tonal clusters that some ears generate

12 speakers attached on thin steel strings are suspended between the floor and the ceiling. Each individual ear emission is spread over the corresponding number of speakers, which together form a 3-dimensional spiral that resembles the cochlea within the inner ea
music  Sound  art 
10 weeks ago by warrenellis
Kate Losse | Cults at Scale «DIS Magazine
"Silicon Valley’s move to make corporations more like cults, then, could be seen as a way of resisting the movement toward gender, racial, and sexual equality that may, at core, threaten executive power by asking that all employees, not just ones who look like their CEO, be treated equitably. Because another thing that cults offer is mystification: in a cult, you don’t ask, you just believe, and in a corporation, it profits the leadership for its members not to inquire or demand to be treated equally, but rather to accept their different placement in the corporate hierarchy. Cults then are an innovative, if deeply traditional, solution for what to do when the business climate threatens to become too equitable."
society  culture  cult 
10 weeks ago by warrenellis
Georgia lawmaker pushes bill banning creation of ‘glow in the dark’ human-jellyfish hybrids, page 1
"A Georgia Republican legislator introduced a bill he said would ban the mixing of human and jellyfish embryos — even though he doesn’t know if it’s actually happening in his state. "
mad  pol  bio 
10 weeks ago by warrenellis
Core77 / Clever Bulletproofing System Based on Marbles and Legos
"Their latest solution, Soft Armour, is both fascinating and sadly needed. It's a system of bulletproofing structures, and potentially vehicles, by means of modular boxes that are filled with what look like ceramic marbles. Check out how it works:"
tech  war  security 
10 weeks ago by warrenellis
LiveLeak.com - Russia:EXCLUSIVE - Drone captures Tesla Tower - the Soviet era “lightning machine”
Normally hidden from prying eyes, Ruptly was allowed take exclusive drone footage of the stunning 'Tesla Tower' in the Moscow region, Wednesday. The vast research site is home to general enormous voltage impulse generators that potentially have the capacity to equal Russia's entire electricity output
video  tech  history 
10 weeks ago by warrenellis
Our town: Extreme cold. Pollution. So why do locals love the Arctic city of Norilsk? - The Calvert Journal
"In the middle of the last century, Norilsk was known as the “City of Brawn”. You couldn’t go there unless you were specially invited, like the gritty and fearless workers hailed as “builders of Communism”. Besides space, the Extreme North represented the last unexplored zone for Soviet-era Russians. Visiting it became a dream for many children in the 1960s — including the two people who would become my parents. But it wasn’t just romantic notions that brought Russians to the sub-Arctic."
cities 
10 weeks ago by warrenellis
Notes on The Other — Craig Mod
"Disembark your plane at Narita, the airport that shouldn’t exist, the airport that suffered protests, the airport thrust into the countryside, the airport rice farmers attacked with bombs — bombs! — the airport in which one small rice paddy was left in the middle of the tarmac because one farmer simply wouldn’t relent. You hear this — this story of the tarmac rice paddy — about this airport so far from the city proper, and you believe it (why not?) because you can imagine far stranger things happening in this unknowable country about which you know so little."
writing  travel 
10 weeks ago by warrenellis
Astronomers find unexpected 'storm' at galaxy's core
"It appears that a supermassive black hole is explosively heating and blasting around the gas in this galaxy and, as a result, is transforming it from an actively star-forming galaxy into one devoid of gas that can no longer form stars,"
space 
10 weeks ago by warrenellis
No Big Bang? Quantum equation predicts universe has no beginning
"The universe may have existed forever, according to a new model that applies quantum correction terms to complement Einstein's theory of general relativity. The model may also account for dark matter and dark energy, resolving multiple problems at once."
space 
11 weeks ago by warrenellis
LSE Alumni - Marc Goodman (MSc 2000), founder of the Future Crimes Institute
"Marc Goodman (MSc Management of Information Systems 2000) is a world leading authority on global security and founder of the Future Crimes Institute. Over the past 20 years he has built his expertise in cyber crime, cyber terrorism and information warfare working with organisations such as Interpol, the United Nations and NATO."
crime  future 
11 weeks ago by warrenellis
Exploiting the Robocaller Gap - Global Guerrillas
"Here's an interesting US systempunkt -- a systempunkt is the point in a big network where even a small attack would cause the entire network to fail. This systempunkt would enable a prepared individual the unique ability to shut down a large part of the US without shedding a drop of blood."
war  tech  comms 
11 weeks ago by warrenellis
New tattoos discovered on Oetzi mummy
"The newly discovered tattoos on the ribcage have now reopened the debate about the role of tattoos in prehistoric times. This investigation has given researchers a new piece to add to the jigsaw puzzle when trying to tease out whether prehistoric tattoos had a therapeutic, symbolic or religious significance."
history  tattoos  bodymod 
12 weeks ago by warrenellis
Black holes do not exist where space and time do not exist, says new theory
"In gravity's rainbow, space does not exist below a certain minimum length, and time does not exist below a certain minimum time interval," Ali, a physicist at the Zewail City of Science and Technology and Benha University, both in Egypt, told Phys.org. "So, all objects existing in space and occurring at a time do not exist below that length and time interval [which are associated with the Planck scale]. As the event horizon is a place in space which exists at a point in time, it also does not exist below that scale."
space 
12 weeks ago by warrenellis
The Doves Type Revival | The Casual Optimist
"Between August 1916 and January 1917 Cobden-Sanderson, a printer and bookbinder, dropped more than a tonne of metal printing type from the west side of the bridge. He made around 170 trips in all from his bindery beside the pub, a distance of about half a mile, and always after dusk. At the start he hurled whole pages of type into the river; later he threw it like bird seed from his pockets. Then he found a small wooden box with a sliding lid, for which he made a handle out of tape—perfect for sprinkling the pieces into the water, and not too suspicious to bystanders."
printing  history  crime  weird 
12 weeks ago by warrenellis
55,000-year-old skull links modern man in vicinity of Neanderthals
"Characteristics of a partial skull recently discovered in Manot Cave in Israel's West Galilee provide the earliest evidence that modern humans co-inhabited the area with Neanderthals and could have met and interbred 55,000 years ago."
history 
12 weeks ago by warrenellis
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