Links van 8 januari 2014 tot 9 januari 2014

The Jesus Blog: The Testimonium Flavianum, Eusebius, and Consensus (Guest Post) – OlsonIn this post, I’ll try to make clear why I am skeptical toward common scholarly claims about what an early Christian writer would or would not have written in a brief passage about Jesus. Native Ads Are The Worst Idea In The World […]

Links van 18 juli 2012 tot 26 juli 2012

Letters of Note: This is my son. He speaks Greek.In 1957, at 18 years of age, future billionaire and founder of CNN, Ted Turner, informed his father that he would be majoring in Classics after being inspired by a professor at Brown University. His father was furious to say the least, and responded to his son's […]

Links van 25 juni 2012 tot 18 juli 2012

Aral Sea, ecological disaster: And it’s good night from the Aral Sea | The EconomistEvery year five Central Asian states meet to discuss how to rescue the Aral Sea. In 2000 UNESCO produced a “water-related vision” for reviving the sea. The World Bank has restoration projects. But one development expert I spoke to in Tashkent, […]

Links van 8 januari 2012 tot 14 januari 2012

Testimony of Ms. Soon Ok LeeThe punishment cell is one of the most dreaded punishments for all prisoners. The cells are usually 60 cm wide and 110 cm high. Therefore, the prisoners have no room to stand up, stretch their legs or lie down. They cannot even lean against the walls because they are too […]

Links van 2 januari 2012 tot 3 januari 2012

Double-Blind Violin Test: Can You Pick The Strad? : Deceptive Cadence : NPRIn fact, the only statistically obvious trend in the choices was that one of the Stradivarius violins was the least favorite, and one of the modern instruments was slightly favored. The Quest of BehemothTired of the graphical complexity of Nethack? Yearn for a […]

Links voor 5 december 2011

Google Kills Its Other Plus, and How to Bring It Back – Waxy.orgAs Google marginalizes its core base, it's opened the door for smaller, more nimble startups, such as DuckDuckGo, a one-man project that's quickly becoming the go-to search engine for discriminating nerds. Anti-Semitism | Embassy of the United States Brussels, BelgiumGeen flauw idee waarom […]

Links van 12 november 2011 tot 5 december 2011

Arcade Improv: Humans Pretending to Be Videogames – Waxy.orgInstantly, Mike and Jerry understood, along with everyone in the audience born before 1978. Catherine Young & Family, Page OneA family working in the Tifton (Ga.) Cotton Mill. Mrs. A.J. Young works in mill and at home. Nell (oldest girl) alternates in mill with mother. Mammy (next […]

Links van 8 juni 2011 tot 9 juni 2011

Former Mossad chief fears ‘reckless’ leaders – World – NZ Herald NewsCredited with sabotaging Iran's nuclear programme and overseeing a string of high-level assassinations in the Middle East, recently retired Mossad chief Meir Dagan has levelled his sights on a surprising new target – Israel's top leaders. The Secret Lives of Outdoor Cats Revealed | […]

Links van 23 mei 2011 tot 24 mei 2011

Acne science: What makes pimples so peculiar to people? – By Jesse Bering – Slate MagazineHumans are pimply. It's part of what sets us apart from the rest of the animal kingdom. While it's true that some form of acne vulgaris affects other species—it's been found in some Mexican hairless dogs and induced experimentally in […]

Links van 10 mei 2011 tot 11 mei 2011

AppleInsider | Adobe releases Photoshop companion apps for Apple’s iPadAdobe's three Photoshop CS5 companion applications for iPad — Adobe Ezel, Nav and Color Lava — are now available for purchase on the App Store. Artificial grammar learning reveals inborn language sense | Johns Hopkins University – The GazetteParents know the unparalleled joy and wonder of […]

Links van 5 april 2011 tot 6 april 2011

The SetupYou may have heard the name Christopher Butler in the news lately but certainly not for reasons that the 49-year-old Concord resident would want you to know about. I’ve been following Butler’s mysterious story since last August, when he invited me to write a Diablo feature about his business. It unexpectedly turned out to […]