A twelve-year-old steals his parents’ credit card and gets on a plane to Bali.
Photochrome of a glacier, Grindelwald, Switzerland, c. 1890. © Rijksmuseum.
Volume X, Number 2 | spring 2017
Archaeologists in France discovered in 1865 a Stone Age human skull with a hole sawed in it. They believed it had served as a drinking vessel; one wrote the hole was “expressly made for the application of the lips.” But later study by an anatomist proved this to be incorrect: the skull was actually evidence of ancient brain surgery.
The eternal mystery of the world is its comprehensibility.—Albert Einstein, 1936
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