Charles Kenneth Roberts

Politics, History, Culture

Links to Read: March 2019

The Epic Hunt for a Lost World War II Aircraft Carrier: I had the exact same reaction reading this that Ed Caesar had reporting it: surprise when “I realized how invested I had become in the Petrel’s finding the Wasp.”

Why do so many Egyptian statues have broken noses?: Assuming human civilization survives another 4,000 years (it won’t), I wonder what future archaeologists and historians will make of all of our weird stuff. Will they think Banksy was some kind of priest? There’s really only one piece of art I care about surviving, of course.

The Day the Dinosaurs Died: “A 2013 study in the journal Astrobiology estimated that tens of thousands of pounds of impact rubble [from the asteroid that killed the dinosaurs] may have landed on Titan, a moon of Saturn, and on Europa and Callisto, which orbit Jupiter—three satellites that scientists believe may have promising habitats for life. Mathematical models indicate that at least some of this vagabond debris still harbored living microbes.”

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