Bones of the Irish Viking King

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Okay, so I’m covering this story partly because it lets me use a headline that sounds like a Robert E. Howard story, and Robert E. Howard was The Greatest Writer Ever Yes Even Better Than Shakespeare. Did Shakespeare ever do anything that could be illustrated like this by Frank Frazetta? Game, set, match, Mr. Shakespeare. [Read More...]

Google Reveals Its Prototype Self-Driving Electric Car

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Here it is: Ha! Just kidding, here it is: This is the first scratch-built, rather that retrofitted, Google car. It has no steering wheel or user-controlled brakes. So … good luck with that. Google engineer Chris Urmson explains why this is teh awesomes: But what happens if you’re riding in a self-driving car with no [Read More...]

Amazon Is Selling Abortifacients

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Amazon is now selling the abortion drug Plan B. Take a look: The reviews are a glimpse into the depths of a morally ruined nation. I would say that “It’s not a baby if I don’t think it’s a baby” is merely an example of the magical thinking you find in children, except children, when [Read More...]

Apple Nixes App About Female Masturbation

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Steve Jobs was always adamant about keeping the App Store porn free. Of course, anyone with a mobile browser can tap a gusher of porn on their Apple mobile devices, but Jobs didn’t want to be part of selling sexually explicit material. Whether or not HappyPlayTime is porn is probably in the eye of the [Read More...]

Islamists Destroy Ancient Assyrian Artifacts

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APSA2011: Project Syria Heritage has a new report detailing the wholesale destruction of Assyrian antiquities at the hands of the radical Muslim terrorist group ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant) in Syria. Believed to be 3000 years old, the Assyrian statues and artifacts were plundered from Tell Ajaja. [Read more...]

Our Antibiotic-Resistant Future

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Global warming doesn’t frighten me. This does. The Daily ShowGet More: Daily Show Full Episodes,The Daily Show on Facebook,Daily Show Video Archive Changing climate may or may not be a catastrophic issue for the world, but almost any attempt to address it is wildly impractical and guarantees only one thing: transferring vast amounts of money [Read More...]

David McCullough’s 5 (And More) Lessons For History Students

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Great stuff from a fine writer and historian. I just finished McCullough’s 1776, and it’s everything popular history should be: vivid, gripping, detailed, and with a sharply defined sense of people, place, and incident. “Don’t do boring.” Good advice! [Read more...]

An Ancient Fetal Mummy

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There’s a popular misconception that high mortality rates made life cheap in the ancient world, particularly where children, infants, and the unborn were concerned. The evidence, however, doesn’t support this. Mummified fetuses have been discovered before, most notably in the tomb of Tutankhamen. Ancient Egyptians clearly regarded the unborn as human life to be mourned, [Read More...]


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