Coming to America Through Beringia. The Bering Strait was once a substantial
land mass, and home to migrant humans.
An Island to Oneself: The Story of Six Years on a Desert Island.
11 Behind-the-Scenes Secrets of Romance Writers.
Oh, So Now I’m Bangladeshi? A British author tells us about the “othering” of non-white people in a formerly white country.
Joseph Ducreux, Master of the Internet Meme.
Hanah Anderson and Matt Daniels analyzed the dialogue of 2000 films, counted how many lines each character had, and sorted them by gender and age. (via Metafilter)
The promise and peril of DIY electrical brain stimulation. While medical use in still in clinical trials, people are zapping their own brains for a variety of reasons.
The Illicit Spelunker Capturing Underground Scenes at Chernobyl. Alexander Kupny sneaked into the concrete sarcophagus of reactor #4 to document the destruction.
Britain’s King Edward VIII abdicated because he was in love with an
American divorcee. Those who were there believe that may have been a stroke of luck for the kingdom.
Killing above your weight class: 26 unexpected assassins. These small but surprising killers add a lot to a movie plot.