Friday, October 13, 2017

Miss Cellania's Links

The Language Detectives. An overview of how forensic linguistics works.

From Prejudice to Pride. As the indigenous Ainu begin to assert their place among the people of Japan, an archaeological dig reveals more about their past.

How U.S. Colleges Went from Pitiful to Powerful. The flexibility born of the system's ragged beginnings helped make the American higher education business what it is today.

A Brief History of the Danse Macabre, from a Paris cemetery to David S. Pumpkins. It's a reminder that no one escapes death.

Life Along the Russian Border. Border security reflects each nation's history with Russia.

The Ancient Origins of Both Light and Dark Skin. A genetic study of the varied people of Africa busts some old ideas.  

Where is the Line Between Fandom and Obsession? Will Pearson and Mangesh Hattikudur discuss what it takes to be a superfan.

The Roller Skating Scene from Charlie Chaplin’s Modern Times. A lesson in special effects from 1936.

Vintage photos taken by the EPA reveal what America looked like before pollution was regulated. And now Trump's EPA director is trying hard to undo all that work. (via Everlasting Blort)


gwdMaine said...

Hi Miss C! It's Friday the 13th, but it's still just
Friday. May it be filled with many cocktails and not
the zombie apocalypse.

Miss Cellania said...

Thanks, gwdMaine!