There are recent articles about this same topic on some of those newsy newsiosh websites. A little research shows it is not an new idea and that it has been kicking around since at least 2009.
Prehistoric European Cave Artists Were Female
nationalgeographic.com | Thursday, October 28, 2010
For about as long as humans have created works of art, they’ve also left behind handprints. People began stenciling, painting, or chipping imprints of their hands onto rock walls at least 30,000 years ago.
Until recently, most scientists assumed these prehistoric handprints were male. But “even a superficial examination of published photos suggested to me that there were lots of female hands there,” Pennsylvania State University archaeologist Dean Snow said of European cave art.
By measuring and analyzing the Pech Merle hand stencils, Snow found that many were indeed female–including those pictured here. (Also see: pictures of hand stencils through time.)
Way to keep it classy Tau Epsilon Phi!
Beached Whale in New Jersey Becomes Frat Graffiti Mural
Denver Nicks | May 2, 2014 | www.time.com
The corpse of beached whale in New Jersey appears to have been spray painted with graffiti letters of a fraternity that has chapters at nearby schools. It’s not immediately clear what killed the animal, but it’s not uncommon for whale corpses to wash ashore in the area
The corpse of a beached Minke whale in New Jersey became a canvas for graffiti artists, Atlantic City police confirmed Thursday.
Miss Fidget.com has a deep appreciation for calendars. This is an amazing discovery.
‘World’s oldest calendar’ discovered in Scottish field
14 July 2013 | BBC.UK
Archaeologists believe they have discovered the world’s oldest lunar “calendar” in an Aberdeenshire field.
Excavations of a field at Crathes Castle found a series of 12 pits which appear to mimic the phases of the moon and track lunar months.
A team led by the University of Birmingham suggests the ancient monument was created by hunter-gatherers about 10,000 years ago.
The pit alignment, at Warren Field, was first excavated in 2004.
The experts who analysed the pits said they may have contained a wooden post.
Research like this is amazing no matter the age of who performs it. Congratulations Sara. How thoughtful of the New York Times to not mention Sara’s relationship status, or traditionally female hobbies in the article’s opening sentence.
Colorado Student Receives $100,000 Intel First Prize
By ETHAN HAUSER | March 12, 2013 | New York Times
A high school senior who cultivated populations of algae under her loft bed won first place and $100,000 in the Intel Science Talent Search on Tuesday night.
he contestant, Sara Volz, 17, of Colorado Springs, Colo., researched ways to create populations of algae cells with high oil content; this algae oil can be converted into an economically feasible biofuel. “It’s something she’s worked on for years, and that shows a certain passion and drive that you don’t always see in heavily mentored projects,” said David Marker, a mathematics professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago and the chairman of the judging panel. “And what really set her off was that she’s so well-rounded in all areas of science — I was able to ask her very advanced math questions that she answers easily.”
One of the best headlines of the year, and good news to boot. In the late 1980s thru the 1990’s the crack epidemic created a whole generation of children born addicted to crack. Back then crack babies were reported to have holes in their brains, mental impairment, and shorter attention spans.
Crack baby epidemic not as bad as originally thought
Researchers said poverty, other factors played bigger role in children’s development
Andrea K. Walker | The Baltimore Sun| May 28, 2013
Many predicted the 1980s crack epidemic would create a generation of children with major developmental and behavioral problems, but a new study found much of that hype hasn’t panned out.
Researchers from the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Maryland School of Medicine found that the effects of crack cocaine in utero had only small effects on adolescent behavior, cognition and school performance. Crack is a more addictive, crystalized form of cocaine that is smoked for a intense high.
The problems traced to maternal crack cocaine use, such as a 1-point difference in IQ scores, weren’t clinically meaningful, said Maureen Black, a professor and one of the lead authors of the study.
The venerable New York Times flubbed and thus tipped their cards about how they feel about women. Shame shame. All humans have the capability to excel in both personal and professional aspects of their life. One would expect “a big fancy obit” to lead to lead with the stellar professional details. This can be interpreted as one of the many things that contributes to “rape culture.”
Sea slug sheds its penis after sex, scientists find
By John-Paul Ford Rojas | 13 Feb 2013 | www.telegraph.co.uk
As a post-coital ritual it has been described by researchers as “extremely peculiar” even among the often surprising behaviours of the animal kingdom. Scientists have discovered that the love life of a sea slug involves more than just losing its heart.
A study of the thumb-sized animal by Japanese biologists has revealed how it sheds its penis after sex, before growing a new one.
“No other animal is known to repeatedly copulate using such ‘disposable penes’,” they wrote in the Royal Society journal Biology Letters.
I love creative solutions. Hopefully, this will work.
Parachuting poison mice combat Guam tree snakes
www.islandsbusiness.com | Thu 28 Feb 2013
HAGATNA, Guam— The US Department of Agriculture will drop mice laced with a sedative deadly to brown tree snakes around the island’s Andersen Air Force Base over the next couple of months.
Daniel Vice from the US Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services has told Radio Australia’s Pacific Beat the snake is a serious threat to wildlife.
“Virtually all of the tropical west Pacific is potentially at risk from brown tree snakes,” he said.
“We’ve had them turn up on virtually every island in Micronesia associated with some sort of transportation from Guam.”
I love everything about this story, everything.
First Grader Zora Ball Becomes Youngest Person to Create Mobile App Video Game
Pint-size programmer develops app
by Janel Martinez | www.blackenterprise.com | February 15, 2013
Think back to your first grade days when your innovative thoughts inspired the creation of gold-sprayed macaroni collages, paper mâché pieces and indoor cardboard box castles. If you haven’t noticed, the creative process has changed a bit–especially with school-age children having access to technology, namely mobile devices.
Oh wow. Truly amazing event captured by average people on a variety of devices. I cannot imagine how massive the shockwave was. Video of this event is great because you can hear the strange sounds, enormous boom, wonder, and confusion.
The latest reports state that close to 1,000 people have been injured and chunks of the meteor have been found in a local lake.
I may be updating this information several times today as the story evolves.
Meteor Fragments Are Said to Rain Down on Siberia
By ELLEN BARRY and ANDREW E. KRAMER | February 15, 2013 | The New York Times
MOSCOW — Bright objects, apparently debris from a meteor, streaked through the sky in western Siberia early on Friday, accompanied by a boom that damaged buildings across a vast territory. Russia’s Interior Ministry said more than 1,000 people were hurt, 200 of them children, mostly from shards of glass that shattered when the meteor entered the atmosphere.
Many of the injuries were suffered by residents of the city of Chelyabinsk, about 950 miles east of Moscow, in a region where many factories for defense, including nuclear weapons production, are situated. But there was no indication of damage that resulted in any radiation leaks, officials said.
Apparently airdropping rabies vaccine is a common and established practice but it is new and startling idea to me. Personally, I like the idea of vaccines and the theory of herd immunity makes sense to me. Before vaccinations communicable illnesses would literally decimate civilizations. However, others disagree and attribute everything from autism to diseases being created to line corporate pockets.
Bottom line, if you had pets and lived near these areas would you rather Fido ate yummy fish flavored rabies vaccine they found on the ground or your face?
The DSHS Prepares for Aerial Rabies Vaccination Drop 01/02/12
News Staff | January 2, 2012 | www.cbs7kosa.com
The Texas Department of State Health Services will make its annual rabies vaccine airdrop this week.
Planes will take off from the Alpine- Casparis Municipal Airport around dawn on Wednesday, January 4, to drop approximately 1.8 million doses of the rabies vaccine in West Texas, as part of the DSHS Oral Rabies Vaccination Program.
Counties in the vaccination drop area include: Brewster, Crockett, Culberson, Edwards, Jeff Davis, Kinney, Maverick, Pecos, Presidio, Reeves, Terrell and Val Verde.