Phonetic Clues Hint Language Is Africa-Born →
Interesting evidence that language may have been invented only once, and speculation that this may have enabled the diaspora out of Africa.
The Joy of Not Cooking - The Atlantic →
I CALL MY SHUN chef’s knife beautiful, but objectively, nothing about its form is particularly lovely. The blade has a strange, asymmetrical curve, a hint of the crooked leer that curls the lips of villains in old detective movies. It cuts brilliantly, of course, with formidable balance and heft. But my potato masher does a fine job of smashing tubers, yet I never tell people it’s pretty. So why...