Links of the Day

Burke & Hare in the 21st Century

Crossing Over: How Science Is Redefining Life and Death

The Octopus That Ruled London

Goat Rituals and Tree-Trunk Gravestones: The Peculiar History of Life Insurance

CT Scan Shows Pharaoh Ramses III Was Murdered By Multiple Assassins

Satan and the Harrowing of Hell

John Gray on Philip K. Dick: Lost In the Mulitverse of History

The Dominatrix Class That Changed My Life

Downwinders: Life Near Nuclear Explosions

Miss Atom Bomb

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Links of the Day

The Eerie Grave of 200,000 Monks

What Is the Future of Artificial Intelligence?

The Lost Rolls and the Unreliable Shadow of Memory

Does One Ethnic Group Own Its Cultural Artifacts?

The Man Who Invented Dothraki

Iron Age Man Found Buried With Spears Sticking Out of Him “Like a Hedgehog”

Amateur Metal Detector Finds Crucifix That May Change the Historical Record of Christianity

The Walking Dead and the Importance of Dead Bodies

Hatha Yoga Inspired Abstract Art a Century Before Rothko

Jerry Lewis’ Lost Film: The Day the Clown Cried

Victorian Murder Pamphlets

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Links of the Day

Occult Collection of Doreen Valiente to Go On Public Display

Why Do Humans Like to Get Drunk?

Found: Manuscript Written By Lovecraft and Commissioned By Houdini

The Return of the Black Panther

The Godmother of Manga Sex in Japan

Malcolm McLaren’s Son to Burn Punk Memorabilia Worth Millions

Night Soil and the Men Who Carted It Away

When Museums Rushed to Fill Their Rooms with Bones

Enlightened Artificial Intelligence

Isaac Newton Was the World’s First Counterfeiter Cop

The Green Man’s Journey From Nazi to Sweetcorn Salesman

Black Magic Selfies

Links of the Day

Does Anyone Remember Hillary Clinton’s Seance-Like Encounters With the Late Eleanor Roosevelt?

Return to Oz: The Most Controversial Magazine of the ’60s Goes Online

Why So Many Scientists Are So Ignorant

Even 500 Years After His Death, Hieronymus Bosch Still Hasn’t Lost His Appeal

We Drank Soma, We Became Immortal

The Victorians Regarded Charlotte Brontë As Course and Immoral

The Strange Case of William T. Horton

Not All Racists Monuments Should Be Torn Down

When It’s Good To Be Bad

Secret Caves Beneath Scottish Suburb May Have Been Used for Human Sacrifice

Are Cult Members Insane?

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Links of the Day

How Does Valley of the Dolls Hold Up As a Read Fifty Years Later? 

Photography’s Blue Period: The Cyanotype

How Brain Oscillations Respond to Teleportation

Wittgenstein Bewitched

The Digital Future and What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains

I Escaped From a Serial Killer

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During the Renaissance, European Royals Became Obsessed with the Werewolf Family

RIP to the Print Edition of Soldier of Fortune Magazine

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Links of the Day

Sometimes Busting Myths Can Backfire

The “Grandaddy” of Modern Day Conspiracy Theories

Atheism Is As Natural To Humans As Religious Belief

How Hair Became a Fashionable Way to Remember the Dead

Why ISIS Hates the Sufis and Blows Up Their Shrines

Study Shows Taking LSD Leads To Improved Psychological Well-Being

Magic Mushrooms In North America: Before the Wassons

Insights From a Scientist Who Implants Fake Memories Into People’s Minds

To Take a Computer As an Apprentice: A Look At When Art Met Technology in 1971

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Nam June Paik, TV-Buddha, 1974

 

Links of the Day

Changes in Climate Have Always Made Things Worse for (Accused) Witches

Knight Fights: Inside the Strange and Savage World of Medieval MMA

The Secret Meaning of Ghost Stories

“Shakespearonomics”– How Scientists Are Unlocking the Secrets of the Bard

Ancient ‘Dragon’ Found in Wales

Victorian Death Relics

Where Are All the Aliens?

Green Sentimentalists Forget Something: Nature is Brutal

Death of a Gravedigger

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The Death of the Gravedigger by Carlos Schwabe