Small silver figurine from China's Warring States Period, now in Japan's Miho Museum
US alcohol sales rise 55 percent in one week. Of course that might have been about hoarding liquor for the long term, so we'll have to see if this continues.
A "real world" test of the effectiveness of SSRIs on depression and anxiety.
Does a ninth-century Swedish rune stone refer to a climate crisis of the 530s, nine generation before?
Great fads: quarantined people recreating famous artworks with whatever they have in their houses.
Trying to recreate the Stone Age life
How good is the human sense of smell?
Why did nobody listen when the alarm about Covid-19 was raised in January?
Sometimes things change very fast.
Scott Alexander reviews Toby Ord's book The Precipice, about the risks that might lead to the end of humanity.
Kevin Drum on what the pandemic is likely to change
A blog that recounts the 15-year adventure of restoring a Victorian mansion in Danville, Virginia.
The statisticians at 538 work through all the problems with understanding the coronavirus pandemic, which start with huge variations in testing strategy. Incidentally their model assumes that 10% of cases are severe, 60% are mild, and 30% are asymptomatic, which they says the current consensus estimate.
Whale sharks may live to be 150 years old.
In New Jersey, middle-aged Pink Floyd fans defy police to hold a "corona street party"
Times article on the Franglais rappers of Montreal.
Plant domestication in the Amazon goes back 10,000 years.