Two CIA veterans explain what it takes to work for the Agency.
The Weeder’s Digest, by Gail Harland, is subtitled “Identifying and enjoying edible weeds” – which gives you a much clearer picture of the contents, since it isn’t a diary about weeding.
The book is divided into two parts. The first is pretty routine, covering the standard ground of the various definitions of a ‘weed’, how they spread, how to keep them under control, and the importance of knowing that some plants are poisonous. I think the first
Examining religion is a tricky thing to do, especially in societies that are over a thousand years gone and have lost large amounts of their archaeological record. First, it can be difficult to tell what religion someone is based solely on their burial and body. There are many indicators of religion like the church one … Continue reading »
Lund, J. (2013). Fragments of a conversion: handling bodies and objects in pagan and Christian Scandinavia
, World Archaeology, 45 (1) 46-63. DOI: 10.1080/00438243.2012.759511
Angelina Jolie's New York Times editorial on her decision to have bilateral mastectomies when she tested positive for BRCA1 mutations associated with high risk of breast cancer brings up a number of issues. We have previously commented on the problem of assessing competing risks, in the context of debates about screening, detection, and risk associated with breast cancer. This is so common, and so serious, a problem that it naturally draws a lot of attention. Just as […]