Archive - Jan 27, 2006 - Story

Regional Fighting Practice in Jararvellir

Viscountess Elashava bas Riva, Seneschal of the Kingdom of Northshield, has posted an album of photographs from the recent Regional Fighting Practice in Jararvellir.

Chinese Claim to New World Discovery Met with Skepticism

Chinese lawyer Liu Gang recently revealed a map he claims proves China's claims to the discovery of America, but the announcement met with a cool reception from Chinese scholars.

Time changes modern human's face

Modern people possess less prominent features but higher foreheads than our medieval ancestors, according to research on the changes to the shape of the human skull over the past 650 years.

Starry-eyed Surprise: Medieval Astronomy

Dame Aoife brings us a veritable galaxy of links this week, concerning astronomy not only as a natural science but also as a medieval navigation and timekeeping aid.

Attention knitters: Make a scarf, help an orphan

Idle hands while socializing at an event this weekend? A charitable organization, the Orphan Foundation of America, is collecting hand-knitted scarves and mufflers until January 31, and giving them to college-bound orphans as an act of love.