Just add another branch to the family tree. Homo naledi has been discovered in South Africa, and despite the "orange sized brain" me thinks HN was more sophisticated than Trump will ever be. More here
Thought Rome was all coloured villas, hanging vines, potholes, attitude and smog? Well you might be right, but once upon a time it was less and more. Yet another layer of its dense history has been revealed with the discovery of a 2,500 year old residence. Smack in the middle of town. Geez the Romans have always loved prime real estate. Go here for more.
Ok, diplomatic relations are just not what they used to be. I don't know how many of my friends have been having such a hard time just getting their paperwork to join their spouses in their respective countries. I'm feeling them! It's the worst. Now consider that Israel and Iran haven't had diplomatic relations since the 1970s. But, a group of Israeli artists and curators are doing something about it. They're about to open an "Iranian embassy" in Jerusalem. And I bet you wouldn't be put through hoops to get your papers stamped there. More here.
It's the kind of news story you end up hearing at least once with every election campaign. But this one takes the cake. Michael Stipe is not a shiny, happy person and boy does he have some choice words for Donald Trump, who used his music at an event. Damn that blue eyeliner thing that Michael took to the extreme back in the day should have been like a warning beacon to all and sundry not to mess with that m*ther. The result of doing so here.
Madge's Rebel Heart starts beating live for the very first time in Montreal. Nuns dancing on poles, lots of old hits but it's a shiny, happy people Madonna this time around by all (very positive) accounts. And she -shock- covered up (and played a ukulele). Reviewed here by Montreal press and here by Matt, the world's most informed M fan.
Is your child a psychopath? It's the question I find myself wanting to ask parents here almost daily. But seeing as I'm such a frigging gentleman I won't, however I have half the mind to direct them to this article, if only to induce panic in them.