Little Nemo in Googleland

Google's animated tribute to Little Nemo

Animation and cartooning legend Winsor McCay is honored in Google Doodle today for the 107th anniversary of the publication of his strip, Little Nemo (also known as Little Nemo in Slumberland). McCay’s cartooning work is rich in detail and invention as it explores the dream world of a little boy named Nemo (Latin for “no one”). Kids [Read More...]

New Bra May Detect Breast Cancer

First Warning Systems has been working on a high-tech sports bra that may be capable of detecting breast cancer. Sensors in the bra monitor minute temperature changes that can accompany the growth of blood vessels associated with abnormal tissue development. This data is collected and wirelessly uploaded to the First Warning software, which uses a proprietary process [Read More...]

Jesus’s Wife: Textual Fingerprints of a Forger

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Mark Goodacre continues to post outstanding coverage on the “Jesus’s Wife” fragment. His blog has become the main clearing house for news on the forgery, and now he has a new scoop. There’s an error in the fragment that is reproduced from an online version of the Gospel of Thomas. You should read Goodacre’s whole piece, as well [Read More...]

The Kill List and The Choice

Some conservatives seem baffled that I’m not signed up for the Good Ship Romney yet. I’m not “undecided.” I’m waiting to see if he asserts or rejects the right–claimed by Obama–of creating a kill list that includes American citizens, without even providing evidence of their crimes. I’m waiting to get some flicker of a sense [Read More...]

Cranky Old People Demand Church Reform

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The latest flavor of Futurechurch has deployed their mightiest weapon in the fight against Catholicism: the badly designed website with a long list of stale talking points. Mark Shea links to the certain-to-fail project from the perpetual adolescents who style themselves “progressive Catholics.” Their motto for the past 40 years? “Too lazy to convert to [Read More...]

Burial in Ancient Israel Part 7: The Burial of Christ

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This post concludes a series about graves and tombs in the ancient Levant, from the Paleolithic Period until the time of Christ. The entire series can be found here. This 100,000 year history of human burial converges on a single point and a single day: a Friday in Jerusalem around the year 30 AD. Jesus of [Read More...]

Burial in Ancient Israel Part 6: Ossuaries

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This is an ongoing series about graves and tombs in the ancient Levant, from the Paleolithic Period until the time of Christ. The entire series can be found here.   Since rock-cut tombs were reused over many generations, an issue arose: what to do with the bones? Two approaches have been found. There is evidence that, [Read More...]

FYI: There IS a Combox Policy UPDATED

And part of that policy is this: you post a comment that’s obnoxious and stupid enough, and I may just edit it into something more benign. I don’t edit them all: I usually just pick one commenter once in a while as an example, especially when that person insults or threatens me. There are some [Read More...]


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