Useful resource: Wikipedia’s Style Page

I’ve just been looking at  Wikpedia’s Style Page. Some of this is specific to Wikipedia but quite a lot has application to writing more generally.  See, for example, “weasel words”,  “expressions of doubt”,  “clichés and idioms”.  I think the late F.L. Lucas, whose Style has been my main guide for many years, would have approved.

Useful resource: Human evolution – an online journal

I’ve recently come across the online anthropology journal Sapiens which is well worth a look. Plenty of interesting articles, particularly on human evolution (click the three vertical lines at top left).  Thanks to John Hawks for alerting me to this.

Currently the topics covered include the discovery of a fragment of Denisovan skull in a Tibetan monastery and and a putative now hominin speces from the Philipines, Homo luzonensis, which may be connected with the so-called Hobbit from Flores.