Your Morning Cup of Links

The oasis of Palmyra

Rare $5.4 million Jean-Étienne Liotard portrait goes to Rijksmuseum after 250 years in UK

How did Pearl Harbor happen?

Painting after Caravaggio

A history of the medieval Wound Man

Why are some astronomers so desperate to believe in aliens?

A history of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Are saunas good for the brain?

Cheetah numbers crashing; extinction possible

Martin Amis is working on a novel about Christopher Hitchens, Saul Bellow and Philip Larkin.

 

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