A Disputed Island Disappears

New Moore Island in the Bay of Bengal had been claimed by both Bangladesh and India for decades. Now, that territory is no longer up for grabs:

New Moore Island in the Sunderbans has been completely submerged, said oceanographer Sugata Hazra, a professor at Jadavpur University in Calcutta. Its disappearance has been confirmed by satellite imagery and sea patrols, he said.

"What these two countries could not achieve from years of talking, has been resolved by global warming," said Hazra.

Read the full story here at Yahoo! News. As the article notes, Bangladesh is one of the countries most at risk because of rising sea levels.


NPR's Collection of Obsolete Occupations

Cigar makers, lamplighters, pinsetters (as in bowling pins): today, these jobs are done by machines. But decades ago men, women, and children earned a living completing these tasks. NPR's Jobs of Yesteryear presents images and descriptions of these no-longer-necessary careers (though the occupation of "Milkman" may actually be coming back into style).

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A Lost Shakespeare Play Sees the Light of Day

The BBC reports that Double Falsehood, a "new" play attributed to Shakespeare will be published soon as part of the Arden Shakespeare collection.

Theatre impresario Lewis Theobald presented the play in the 18th century as an adaptation of a Shakespeare play but it was dismissed as a forgery.

But scholars for British Shakespeare publisher, Arden, now believe the Bard wrote large parts of the play.

Researchers think the play is based on a long-lost work called Cardenio, which was itself based on Don Quixote.



Big news at LOST--we're redesigning our site and going quarterly, and we're seeking submissions for our upcoming, June issue: Lost Wilderness.

Since December 2005, LOST Magazine has published writers including Mary Roach, Alan Weisman, Rick Moody, Wayne Curtis, Rebecca Solnit, and many others. We truly appreciate our readers and contributors, and our aim is to do a lot more of the same--to publish original nonfiction and fiction that examines ideas of loss in a novel way. With each contributor’s story, we'll use writing to reclaim what we’ve lost.

The change is that we're going quarterly, and each issue will be a theme issue and feature theme-specific design, much like the theme issues we've published to date. Submissions to "Lost Wilderness" are due by April 1st, 2010. Nonfiction submissions can be sent to nonfiction@lostmag.com and fiction can be sent to fiction@lostmag.com. For more information, shoot us a note at lostmagazine@gmail.com.

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