Friday, July 17, 2020

Friday Links!

Leading off this week, a remarkable bit of detective work: 120,000-year-old necklace tells of the origin of string. And here's more detective work, even more brilliant: New analysis prompts rethinking of date, time for Vermeer’s View of Delft.

From Wally, and these are always so beautiful: The 2020 Audubon Photography Awards: Winners.

From McReynolds, and my god, these are incredibly clever: Musician Transforms Classic Pop Songs Into Medieval-Style Cover Songs ("What is Love" is utterly amazing). I totally agree: You will probably hate camping. This is an absolutely fantastic long read: The Spy Who Came Home. These are surreal and brilliant (live-action Calvin and Hobbes): Hobbes and Me.

From Eric Higgins-Freese, and it's delightful: Nursing home residents pose for album cover recreations, from Adele to Queen.

Damn, I'm listening to the "medieval-style cover songs as I compile this post, and they are just spectacular. What a voice, too.

From C. Lee, and it's a wonderful bit of history: The Accidental Invention of the Slip ‘N Slide. This is unbelievably cool: PlayStation's secret weapon: a nearly all-automated factory. Filthy: How Northern Publishers Cashed in on Fundraising for Confederate Monuments. Well, this is amazing: How Your Heart Influences What You Perceive and Fear.

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