Carl Moll, The Roman Ruins in Schönbrunn, 1891
Wikipedia on the history of May Day.
British Museum post on landscape painting from around the world.
First really good historical case of a person killed by a falling meteorite.
Burial of a Bell Beaker chieftain who may also have been a shaman excavated in Britain.
Scott Alexander on the weird science surrounding gout, achievement, depression, and other things. Unfortunately he missed the historical skepticism about the connection between gout and achievement that I wrote about here.
Fighting with replica weapons to understand Bronze Age warfare
Arnold Kling's thoughts about Covid-19.
Star Wars backgrounds for your video conference.
Elongated skulls from 5th-century AD burials in Hungary provide more evidence of big population movements in that era. (Very technical article.)
Six British museum exhibitions you can explore online.
More artistic masks.
Video of a mother leopard coaxing her cubs to cross a road in a South African national park.
Video tour of a wonderful exhibit of ancient Cycladic artifacts that was supposed to be touring museums this year. And the exhibition web site, with tons of pictures.
List of American baseball player names Japanese engineers made up for a 1994 video game.
What books are on the shelves of celebrities who have recently been doing video interviews from home? (NY Times)
Times story on efforts to ban horse-drawn carriages from cities on the grounds that they are cruel to the horses. I find it interesting that all the things they say make this work rough on horses – working hard in polluted air, lameness from standing for hours on hard pavement, the stress of crowded urban environments – also apply to people, but nobody is suggesting we ban humans from working in such conditions.