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« Topic Start: May 01, 2011, 12:02:59 pm »

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Royal wedding meets 300?
http://img233.imageshack.us/img233/3081/ffgsparta.jpg

Honours for George Bass:
http://www.theeagle.com/am/Former-A-amp-amp-M-prof-honored

Apparently all those mummy scans we're always reading about have modern applications:
http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=46858
 
In case you were wondering about the 'process' of sainthood:
http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2011/04/26/sainthood-explained-understanding-john-paul-iis-beatification/

Paul Brodeur is in an interesting battle with the New York Public Library:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/24/nyregion/paul-brodeur-battles-new-york-library-over-archives.html

They've identified the Titanic's 'unknown child':
http://news.discovery.com/history/titanic-unknown-child-identified-110426.html

Really a review of a book, but mostly a slideshow on the art of bookplates:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/gallery/2011/apr/26/ex-libris-bookplates-in-pictures

Feature on Harold Bloom:
http://chronicle.com/article/Harold-Bloom-by-the-Numbers/127211/?sid=wb&utm_source=wb&utm_medium=en

IBM is a hundred years old!:
http://www.ibm.com/ibm100/us/en/

Another look at/review of Herzog's Chauvet Cave film:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/24/movies/werner-herzogs-cave-of-forgotten-dreams-filmed-in-chauvet-cave.html
 

On the political power (wedding-wise) of artists:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/jonathanjonesblog/2011/apr/27/holbein-engineer-royal-wedding

On editing (the Bible) as one of the world's oldest professions:
http://www.haaretz.com/culture/books/bible-studies-the-things-that-you-re-liable-to-read-in-the-bible-1.353823

On the 'endurance' of the KJV:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/24/weekinreview/24mcgrath.html

An artefact from the Mary Rose is going into space:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/space/8480176/Mary-Rose-artefact-to-be-sent-into-space-on-Endeavour.html

A bit of history in this interesting item on vision:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/26/health/research/26blind.html

More on shipwreck champagne coming to auction:
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/04/26/uk-wine-auction-idUSLNE73P04M20110426

Review of Arthur Phillips, *The Tragedy of Arthur*:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/01/books/review/book-review-the-tragedy-of-arthur-by-arthur-phillips.html
 
Review of Professor X, *In the Basement of the Ivory Tower*:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/01/books/review/book-review-in-the-basement-of-the-ivory-tower-by-professor-x.html

Reviewish thing of Michael Gotkin, *Artists' Handmade Houses*:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/29/arts/design/michael-gotkins-book-artists-handmade-houses.html

This one's a bit strange ... the Hackney hoard was judged NOT to be treasure:
http://hackneycitizen.co.uk/2011/04/25/hackney-hoard-of-gold-coins-fails-to-count-as-treasure-court-rules/

... while an Ipswich museum is trying to keep the Wickham Market Hoard in Suffolk:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-suffolk-13208528

Richard Holmes has died:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-13251220
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For Mother's Day ... the top twelve warrior moms in history:
http://www.livescience.com/14055-top-12-warrior-moms-history.html

Examining Charles Darwin's 'mystery illness':
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1384514/Was-Darwin-killed-travels-helped-conjure-theory-evolution.html
 
On marathon readings of assorted long pieces of literature:
http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2011/05/12/professors_host_marathon_readings_to_engage_students_in_literature

A followup on the poking around for La Gioconda's tomb:
http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/world/decrypting-mona-lisa039s-smile/story-e6frea8l-1226055066189
 
Not sure where to put this one ... Colin Renfrew on unprovenanced antiquities:
http://www.cyprus-mail.com/greece/tradeoff-world-antiquities/20110514

Interesting feature on W.B. Sandys and what he was doing when he was nine years old:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/carolyn-vega/wb-sandys-schoolwork-manuscript_b_861654.html

In case you were wondering about the Rome quake panic:
http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5hntVBoYobcWwK_DlhywHOb4u-P-Q?docId=CNG.92fb4367a8490f59da3f779a101f39b6.351
 
Trying to save endangered Mayan languages:
http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-05-ancient-languages-linguists-labor-unravel.html

Trying to save Venice (haven't had one of these in a while):
http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-05-venice-barriers.html

Adjusting Mendel's theories:
http://medicalxpress.com/news/2011-05-early-history-genetics.html

I really have no idea where to classify this item on intrigue/rivalry/vendettas amongst the art/auction set:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1387174/The-extraordinary-story-Antiques-Roadshow-expert-Philip-Mould-jealous-rival-fine-art-conducting-vendetta.html

Interesting feature on the 'Jolly Roger' brand:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/02/arts/02iht-design02.html

The African Origins project is trying to find the origins of 70000 Africans brought to the Americas:
http://translate.google.ca/translate?u=http%3A//agencia.fapesp.br/13792&hl=en&langpair=auto|en&tbb=1&ie=ISO-8859-1

Review of David Abulafia, *The Great Sea*:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/8460696/The-Great-Sea-by-David-Abulafia-review.html
 
Review of Peter Toohey, *Boredom*:
http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/books/2011/05/ask-an-academic-boredom.html
 
Review of a couple of books about Shakespeare:
http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/the_tls/article7174497

More on the Iceni gold coins going on display:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-suffolk-13265239

Lewis Binford has died:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/8493166/Lewis-Binford.html

Greece offers to pay back loans ... (humor):
http://www.borowitzreport.com/2010/05/03/greece-offers-to-repay-loans-with-giant-horse


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Latest video news from The Archaeology Channel:
http://www.archaeologychannel.org/

Colin Renfew lecture on the Silk Road:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3NrLZ8CzRWk&feature=player_embedded

On the discolorization of smalt:
http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-05-murillo-grey.html

The Titanic captain's cigar box turns up in a Merseyside house:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-merseyside-13450315

Archangel Antiques sounds like an interesting place:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/22/nyregion/archangel-antiques-a-curiosity-in-the-east-village.html

Feature on those Lead Codices and how the media portrayed them:
http://www.bibleinterp.com/articles/ver358015.shtml

The Pinkster King can reign again in Albany:
http://www.timesunion.com/local/article/An-injustice-undone-after-200-years-1382337.php

Review of John Fuller, *Who is Ozymandias and other Puzzles in Poetry":
http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2011/may/21/poetry-puzzles-john-fuller

Review of Harold Bloom, *The Anatomy of Influence*:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/22/books/review/book-review-the-anatomy-of-influence-by-harold-bloom.html

Review of Jim al-Khalili, *The House of Wisdom*:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/22/books/review/book-review-the-house-of-wisdom-by-jim-al-khalili.html

Review of a couple of books about Caravaggio:
http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/the_tls/article7175083.

The CLAROS project officially launched:
http://blogs.nature.com/eresearch/2011/05/18/world-wide-art

The Virtual World Project:
http://moses.creighton.edu/vr/core/toc.html
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Good followup to the Mona Lisa 'exhumation' hype:
http://www.pasthorizons.com/index.php/archives/05/2011/the-skull-with-the-mona-lisa-smile

... cf the media side:
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/culturemonster/2011/05/is-this-the-skeleton-of-leonardo-da-vincis-mona-lisa.html

On the origins of the word 'syphilis':
http://www.sciencefriday.com/program/archives/201105273

They're back in court over the Black Swan:
http://www.theolivepress.es/spain-news/2011/05/25/ongoing-treasure-battle-between-us-and-spain-back-in-court/
 
Pondering the fate of books:
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304520804576344770618621998.html

Is curiosity a necessary prerequisite for philosophy?:
http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/05/22/the-flight-of-curiosity/

I really have no idea where to put this ... Liqian (in China) is going to spend a pile of money to restore its "Roman flavor":
http://en.ce.cn/National/Local/201105/27/t20110527_22446041.shtml

An explanation of C14 decay:
http://www.news.iastate.edu/news/2011/may/carbon14

A British Museum report on items found by metal detectorists, being given a 'treasure finders paradise' spin:
http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=47763

On what DNA tells us about shared ancestries:
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/05/110524153536.htm
 
Are geometry skills innate?:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-13469925

On game theory and a couple of famous military bluffs:
http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-05-bluff.html

On what we're learning from 300 years' worth of lists:
http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-05-years-list-making.html

On the unique identification of a 19th century portrait:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2011/may/24/huge-testicular-tumour-portrait

Haven't had something on the Voynich Manuscript for a while:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/science-news/8532458/The-Voynich-Manuscript-will-we-ever-be-able-to-read-this-book.html

Review of Nevill Drury, *Stealing Fire from Heaven*:
http://www.thesmartset.com/article/article05241102.aspx

Ernst Badian has died:
http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/obituaries/articles/2011/05/23/ernst_badian_85_noted_scholar_on_ancient_rome

Some folks might like the horrible pun in this one:
http://www.lab-initio.com/screen_res/nz094.jpg
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Some folks might like the horrible pun in this one:
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« Reply #5: June 03, 2011, 12:14:36 pm »

On game theory and a couple of famous military bluffs:
http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-05-bluff.html

Interesting article, though sadly too brief.  I remember labouring over Game Theory years ago and coming to a somewhat similar conclusion - that uncertainty is more threatening in strategy than successful bluffs.  The best gambits seem to be those which force the opposing force on the "horns of dilemma", where they cannot distinguish between reality and bluff, and so become highly risk adverse (as political psychology and behavioural economics also predicts) and refuse to act, for fear of making the wrong decision.

Never connected it with Zhuge Liang in particular though, and it was only a couple of years ago I read The Romance of the Three Kingdoms.  Obviously, I need to read it again.
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