Category Archives: History

What Geology Has to Say About Building a 1,000-Mile Wall on the Mexican Border

Much of the resistance to Drumpf’s edicts comes not from the media, or Democrats, or the millions of people who voted against him, it comes from science. You know, actual facts, not ‘alternative’ (i.e. made up) facts. Many of the … Continue reading

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Awesome .gif’s of Old B&W Photos Transitioned to Color

  Watching the transition of these vintage images from B&W to color brings them alive. Source: Dynamichrome by Jordan Lloyd “The craft of adding color to black and white photographs has been around as long as the medium of photography. … Continue reading

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Hermosas Mujeres y Sus Trajes de Baño (Capítulo 10)

For the 10th collection here of beautiful women of the past, I present the bathing beauty edition. Ample proof that it is not the amount of bare skin presented that defines sexiness. The first section is from the Golden Age of Hollywood: The … Continue reading

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New Ancient Otter Species Was the Size of a Wolf

Dr. Denise Su, curator and head of paleobotany and paleoecology at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History was co-author on new research that described a species of otter new to science and that is among the largest otter species known. … Continue reading

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The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art Goes to L.A.

From the Board of Directors, Lucas Museum of Narrative Art “After extensive due diligence and deliberation, the Board of Directors of the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art is pleased to announce plans to build the museum in Exposition Park in Los Angeles.” “I … Continue reading

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Extra Second Added to 2016 Today

Won’t this fucking year EVER be over? Even science seems to have joined in to make this horrendous year a little bit worse: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/12/161228213356.htm Charlie Brooker is a sarcastic and wonderfully British comic and in this video he disassembles this … Continue reading

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Ten Years After: Remembering Pablo Heising

On Boxing Day 2006 my friend Pablo Heising walked out of the Cole Café, laughing at a joke told to him by the Captain of Park Station SFPD, took a sip of his morning latté, and died. The cop gave … Continue reading

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Understanding an Overlooked Period of Islamic History

According to most history books, the Islamic empire came to an official end with the Mongol conquests of the Middle East during the mid-13th century. Although by this time the empire had well-surpassed its Golden Age and had entered into … Continue reading

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The Lovely Preservation of a 17th Century Map

A huge wall map, about 1.5m x 2.15m (5’x7′) found stuffed into a chimney in Aberdeen, Scotland last spring, was handed over in a plastic bag to the National Library of Scotland. Resembling a bundle of rags, the map was severely … Continue reading

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T160k is Ceasing Operations

Saying good-bye to one of my favorite crowd-funding sites. This is why and how it was begun: Timbuktu is a legendary name, but it’s also a real city on the edge of the Sahara desert in Mali. In medieval times, … Continue reading

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