Reply to Aaron Davis’s like of “The outrageous plan to haul icebergs to Africa”

Replied to Liked: The outrageous plan to haul icebergs to Africa by Aaron DavisAaron Davis (Read Write Collect)
Some experts are seriously considering a proposal to harvest Antarctic icebergs and haul them to Cape Town. What are the chances it will succeed?

I saw this article title pop up and couldn’t help but immediately think about this glorious scene from Brewster’s Millions starring Richard Pryor and John Candy:

👓 Large Cache of Texts May Offer Insight Into One of Africa’s Oldest Written Languages | Smithsonian Magazine

Read Large Cache of Texts May Offer Insight Into One of Africa's Oldest Written Languages (Smithsonian)
Archaeologists in Sudan have uncovered the largest assemblage of Meroitic inscriptions to date

This is a cool discovery, in great part because their documentation was interesting enough to be able to suggest further locations to check for more archaeological finds. This might also be something one could apply some linguistic analysis and information theory to in an attempt to better pull apart the language and grammar.

h/t to @ArtsJournalNews, bookmarked on April 17, 2018 at 08:16AM

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🎧 The Daily: An Endless War | The New York Times

Listened to Listen to ‘The Daily’: An Endless War by Michael Barbaro from nytimes.com
Four American soldiers were ambushed by militants in a remote desert in Niger in October. It was all part of a shadowy war going back to the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

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