Good week for:
Rare vintages, after archaeologists in Italy discovered a cache of ancient wine casks dating to 4000 B.C., some 3,000 years earlier than any previous evidence of wine making. The scientists are now trying to determine if the wine was red or white.
Colorful language, after researchers at the University of Roch ester found that people who curse frequently tend to have higher IQs than their less profane counterparts. Cursing is associated with a love of language and a bigger vocabulary, researchers said.
The New York Times, after a federal judge dismissed Sarah Palin’s defamation lawsuit against the newspaper. Judge Jed Rakoff said the Times erred in an editorial that linked a graphic Palin published to the shooting of U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords, but that editors quickly corrected the mistake and showed no “malice.” ■