Bits and Bobs
(It’s all archeology, critters, and politics–talk about strange bedfellows)
Rewriting evolution: 300,000 year-old skulls that look a lot like us.
2,000-yr old sundial gives us a new perspective on ancient Rome .
Rare political link! A quiz that uses an unusual metric to determine whether you might be a Republican or Democrat. (I missed the snarky comment at the end when I took the quiz–opinion not mine.)
A Van Gogh painting shares its fame with a grasshopper.
Apparently a zillion stingrays is called “a fever.” So cool. (Video)
Books and Films and Such
Over at Modern Mrs. Darcy, one of my fave book/lifestyle sites, she’s talking holiday gifts for men.
Cold-weather crime is very hot. New blood from Iceland: Lilja Sigurdardottir and Reykjavik Noir.
Still cracking up about this newly-discovered 2014 Elle spread with a novelist’s ostensible outfit, and pics of real writers.
If you read one post on my blog this week: Do You Have Seasonal Affective Disorder? It’s that time of year.