You should read this for 9/23/2017:
The British Museum has a killer exhibit: Scythians: warriors of ancient Siberia
Books, Writing, and Language
How ‘white people’ were invented by a playwright in 1613
Icelandic spelling, declension and etymology dictionaries now free online
Food and Drink
Rosh Hashana always makes me think of apples, pomegranates, and, my favorite, challah. Here’s an apple and bourbon bundt cake that’s easy and delicious and keeps in a freezer. Here’s a Fennel and Orange-Scented Challah that I’ve not yet made but have plans for, and a Sephardic challah with whole spices.
History and Archaeology
America’s vitriol towards Clinton reveals a nation mired in misogyny
Pay It Forward
Little Free Library: Take a Book, Leave a Book
Science and Technology
Apple responds to ad group’s criticism of Safari cookie blocking If, as a user, I interact with an advertisement on the Internet, it will allow tracking for those sites—that’s fair. However, it won’t allow these ad groups to endlessly track everything I do on the Web and show me ads—that’s fair too.
What Apple is doing is good for consumers. We don’t need creepy ad groups tracking everything we do. If you do want that, there are Web browsers that aren’t so intelligent that will allow that to happen.
Hummingbird Pool Part Roughly 30 hummingbirds (I think all Annas) are bathing in this bird-bath fountain in Los Angeles.
Cassini’s Final Image “As planned, the Cassini spacecraft impacted the upper atmosphere of Saturn on September 15, after a 13 year long exploration of the Saturnian System. With spacecraft thrusters firing until the end, its atmospheric entry followed an unprecedented series of 22 Grand Finale dives between Saturn and rings. Cassini’s final signal took 83 minutes to reach planet Earth and the Deep Space Network antenna complex in Canberra Australia where loss of contact with the spacecraft was recorded at 11:55 UT.” The night-side of Saturn, cloud-covered, showing Cassini’s eventual impact site.
Scamming the scammers
Apple does right by users and advertisers are displeased