Low Quality Egyptian Coffin is a Snapshot of History

LiveScience: 2,400-Year-Old Coffin’s ‘Odd’ Art Hints at Ancient Egypt’s Brain Drain The discovery of an inexperienced hack’s amateurish art on an Egyptian woman’s coffin shows the effects of Persian conquest on Egyptian art and culture. Interesting article.  

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What I Read today July 7, 2014

After a long hiatus, what I Read Today is back with the coolest fossil bird of the decade, a piece on the disgusting prevalence of Islamaphobia, and an inspiring lecture from a visionary data scientist. Live Science: World’s Largest Flying Bird Was Like Nothing Alive Today Incredibly well-preserved, paper thin bones of long extinct Pelagornis sandersi reveal it to be the largest known flying bird ever discovered.   Islamophobia Today: A Muslim American journalist explains how she became the story at a Texas GOP event A thought-provoking piece by Heba Said, a Muslim American woman, about her experience at the GOP convention, and the terrible lack of empathy people showed when she… Read More

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What I Read Today March 24th

The convoluted not-logic of Hobby Lobby’s upcoming Supreme Court case, more creepy things about Chernobyl, Google’s latest plan towards world conquest, and pine tree DNA is pretty crazy stuff. MotherJones: Are You There God? It’s Me, Hobby Lobby “So basically, the Hobby Lobby case requires the court to decide whether a corporation has sincere religious beliefs that would be compromised by having its health plan cover the contraception that it once covered because it believes that contraception causes abortions, even when it doesn’t. Got that?“ Live Science: Chernobyl Trees Barely Decomposed, Study Finds Everything about Chernobyl is creepy horror movie fodder. Wired: Google’s Bold Plan to Overthrow Amazon as King of the Cloud… Read More

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