Elsewhere for October 2, 2016

You should read this for 10/2/2016:

Via The New York Times: “Hillary Clinton for President: Our endorsement is rooted in respect for her intellect, experience and courage. . . . In any normal election year, we’d compare the two presidential candidates side by side on the issues. But this is not a normal election year. A comparison like that would be an empty exercise in a race where one candidate — our choice, Hillary Clinton — has a record of service and a raft of pragmatic ideas, and the other, Donald Trump, discloses nothing concrete about himself or his plans while promising the moon and offering the stars on layaway.”

A recent excavation of a Roman cemetery in London reveals more data about Roman Britian’s multi-cultural cosmopolitan nature. “Four people were ethnically African and two were Asian – potentially from ancient China, one of the most advance civilisations at the time. While it wasn’t unexpected to find such a diverse bunch of individuals, with different origins, who had been laid to rest at this burial site, the discovery that people from Asia were among them was a lot more out of the blue.” The full study by Rebecca C. Redferna, Darren R. Gröckec, Andrew R. Millardb, Victoria Ridgewayd, Lucie Johnsonb, Joseph T. Hefnere, is in the Journal of Archaeological Science. Volume 74, October 2016, Pages 11–22.

John Oliver on Trump, Clinton and Raisins

New and rare forms of sea life discovered in Hawaii’s depths Two submersibles exploring undersea mountains reveal a wealth of perfectly adapted lifeforms.

Trek Against TrumpIn an unapologetically frank open letter, published to a Facebook page called Trek Against Trump, “Star Trek” actors, directors, producers, and crew members expressed their political stance that Donald Trump represents the opposite of everything “Star Trek” stands for and should not be allowed anywhere near the presidency.

In the heartland of the American right, people harmed by polluting industries have instead come to hate the government whose environmental regulations protect them. Now they’re voting for Donald Trump.

Fall has arrived, bringing an abundance of apples and pears, perfect for making Oatmeal Crisp.

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