This beautiful gold plaque is illustrated in a NY Times review of an exhibition of ancient art from Kazakhstan.
How to tell if you are an old fart. I liked this one: If the phrase “turn of the century” makes you think of the year 1900, you are an old fart.
The Encyclopedia Britannica will no longer issue printed editions. Sign of the times.
When I was a kid, I remember hearing all sorts of spooky apocryphal stories about Soviet cosmonauts who had been killed on secret space missions. I recently ran across this story about two Italian brothers who claim to have recorded radio transmissions from some of those missions.
A new DNA study seems to indicate that Neanderthals nearly went extinct in Europe around 50,000 years ago, long before the arrival of modern humans in the area. Parts of Europe were later recolonized by Neanderthals, who later disappeared after our ancestors arrived on the scene. This article has a very nice picture of the possible Neanderthal cave art that I posted on about a month ago.