January 18, 2019

A closer look at the Holy Veil of Manoppello


The Holy Veil of Manoppello is an image-bearing piece of cloth that some believe is Veronica's veil.

“Unique From Day One” — Massive crowd gathers in Washington for March for Life 2019


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January 16, 2019

This is mesmerizing: Watch how honeybees defend their nests against wasp attacks


“This is about honeybee or Apis Dorsata. This 'wave' is utilized against wasps and is referred to as 'shimmering' behavior or defense waving. Bees in the outer layer thrust their abdomens 90° in an upward direction and shake them in a synchronous way. This may be accompanied by stroking of the wings. The signal is transmitted to nearby workers that also adopt the posture, thus creating a visible, and audible 'ripple' effect across the face of the comb. These wave-like patterns repel wasps that get too close to the nests of these bees and serve to confuse the wasp. In turn, the wasp cannot fixate on capturing one bee or getting food from the bees’ nest, so the wasp will seek to find easier prey and leave this nest alone.”

XKCD: Know the difference between the Missal of Silos and a missile silo


“Welcome to Wyoming, motto ‘We’d like to clarify that Cheyenne Mountain is in Colorado.’”

January 12, 2019

Here’s why it’s almost impossible to ride a bike 60 kilometers in one hour


The hour record for cycling is very simple. It's just one rider going as far as possible for one hour. WIRED's Robbie Gonzalez explores the physical power needed to push for 60 minutes and the equipment and track choices that can make or break the record.

January 10, 2019

December 24, 2018

Rooftop skiing in France


Richard Permin’s everyday life is definitely out of the ordinary.

December 5, 2018

Vincent Van Gogh: “I dream of painting and then I paint my dream”


A virtual visit to the world of Vincent Van Gogh

Robert Dole and George H.W. Bush


As Rod Dreher writes, “Here’s a good test as to whether or not you’re an ideologue. If you fail to be moved by this scene at the US Capitol today, chances are that you have allowed your politics to replace your humanity.”

November 29, 2018

Here’s video of the autistic boy who ran onstage during Wednesday’s papal audience



The little boy is first seen at the 30:50 mark, when he tugs the hands of the Swiss Guard. At the 36:50 mark, the Pope reflects on the unexpected encounter.