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Restored motion picture footage from between 1896 and 1900 using what was then a new technology gives insight into daily life in Paris, France.
Medieval City (Generator)
This web form allows you to customize some aspects and download your city map as an SVG and PNG though not with the building labels. It’s fun to play with and might be useful for a game campaign or a novel. (Via Erin Hartshorn)
A quick lesson in description from John Scalzi that reminds me of one of my anthropology readings.
Black Authored SF (Reading)
This post is for Black History Month in the US, but regardless of when you consult it, this is a good list of talented authors who just may provide a different perspective on science fiction than you’re used to.
DNA Testing (Ancestry)
Twins show the results of various DNA-based ancestry sites should not be considered an accurate portrayal but more a statistical estimate of a person’s genetic history.