5 Interesting Links for 01-22-2021

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Innovation (Anthropology)

New genetic techniques reveal a civilization thought lost in the Indus Valley region, the Harappans, lives on in the modern inhabitants. (Via David Bridger)
https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2019/09/genome-nearly-5000-year-old-woman-links-modern-indians-ancient-civilization

Librarians (Interesting People)

A crack team of librarians have taken an active role in figuring out forgotten titles and authors from story details to unite readers with lost favorites.
https://getpocket.com/explore/item/the-crack-squad-of-librarians-who-track-down-half-forgotten-books

History (Medicine)

The traditional hot toddy as a cure for winter ills may have some basis in fact rather than myth. The drink was actually invented to disguise the taste of raw scotch rather than with medicinal treatments in mind. Still, the choice of ingredients as well as the psychological ease from consuming a hot drink when ill may offer benefits.
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/hot-toddy-medicinal-drink-might-actually-work-180961714/

Nature (Photography)

Though it takes a bit to load all the photos, this collection of the top 100 entries in the 2020 Audubon Photography Awards captures many stunning bird life moments.
https://www.audubon.org/magazine/summer-2020/the-2020-audubon-photography-awards-top-100

Dialogue (Writing Technique)

I’ve run into the problem of not being able to tell who is speaking a time or two in my reading as have many of us. David Farland offers techniques for avoiding reader confusion along with why and when it’s important.
https://mystorydoctor.com/david-farlands-kick-in-the-pants-attributions-in-dialog/

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