Best of CH 2021: Link About It

Historic reparations, a poetic robot, underwater art galleries and more of our favorite discoveries from the year

As we publish original articles throughout the day, we also share thoughtful and important stories, research and videos from publications we respect. In doing so, we aim to support fellow reporters, writers and sites (whose pieces are crucial in our growth as writers, readers and learners) while also compiling a useful resource for our readers in our ever evolving Link About It section. The following …

Spanish Cave Reveals More Evidence Neanderthals Made Art

Following a recent discovery in Germany, more evidence that Neanderthals created art, something that had long been rebuffed, has been revealed in Spain. These archaic humans—who existed 2.6 million to 11,700 years ago—were believed to be “unsophisticated and brutish,” but painted stalagmites in Ardales have been newly analyzed and the “composition and placement of the pigments were not consistent with natural processes—rather, the pigments were …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Ancient artwork, life on Saturn's moon, AI innovations and more in our look around the internet

NASA Research Suggests Possible Life on Saturn’s Moon NASA has found large amounts of methane wafting within plumes from Saturn’s sixth-largest moon, Enceladus, suggesting that life may exist within its “subsurface sea.” This evidence was discovered thanks to the Cassini spacecraft, which also discovered dihydrogen and carbon dioxide molecules there. Scientists believe the methane is produced biologically, rather than through a geochemical process. Thus, Régis Ferrière, …