Month: October 2011

Denisovan migration across the Pacific

  This map, from arstechnica, shows the distribution of genes of a protohuman species,¬†Denisova hominins, among modern humans. The blue area in Europe, West Asia, and North Africa…

1616 video trailers

I made two trailers for my forthcoming book 1616: The World in Motion. The short one is a little over a minute long and has no voice-over narration….

Links for Friday, Oct. 21

“Every separation is a link.” — Simone Weil Marilyn Monroe¬†: As refuge from the storm The Shakespeare Shakedown¬†: Simon Schama on Roland Emmerich’s “inadvertently comic” film Hollywood disses…

What is the best time of day to post to a blog?

These days I’m pretty casual about my web presence, but a few years ago I gave some thought to maximizing the impact of blog posts. I ended up…