The medieval wall paintings were painted over during the Reformation and then rediscovered by workmen in 1849.
Mongolian heavy metal, with bizarre instruments and a call (according to the subtitles) for the return of the Mongol empire.
More than 100 seal pups were born this year on the banks of the Thames River in England, once one of the world's most polluted waterways.
Once upon a time Elizabeth Warren was an intellectual with all sorts of interesting ideas, and she regularly attacked liberal orthodoxy and mainstream feminism. Then she entered politics.
In 1994, Edward Luttwak predicted that globalization and increasing economic insecurity would lead to a resurgence of Fascism.
The positive psychological effects of extreme religious rituals, like being nailed to a cross. More evidence that we did not evolve for lives of comfort and security.
Video Tour of the HMS Terror, very well preserved by cold Canadian waters for 170 years. Amazing.
The Florida Shuffle, an insurance scam that pays addicts to occupy beds in rehab centers while still supplying them with drugs.
In conversation, "the aversion to asking sensitive questions is both costly and misguided."
In Germany, NIMBY's rally against wind power. Germany gets about 20 percent of its power from wind, and would like to double that, but over the past year every proposed site has been opposed by locals and permits for new units have fallen 82 percent. I don't think there is a feasible way to get 100 percent of our power from solar and wind, which means if we want zero carbon we need nuclear.