Archives for June 18, 2009

Cat Origins

Through the filter of time … a repost that may still be interesting to you from two years ago. The NYT is running a piece discussing the domestication of the cat. I love watching wild cats. It is fairly easy to see them in the Kalahari, where the population of cats is almost certainly untouched…

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Sean really needs to start using a script, but I’m showing this to you because it does include a couple of nice tips.

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This could change your life. A little.

I just got this massive continental plate sized press release from JPL. Below the fold. – – – – – the fold – – – –

One in four South African men … said they had raped someone … three out of four who admitted rape attacked for the first time while in their teens. … practices such as gang rape were common because they were considered a form of male bonding. … The research was conducted in both rural and…

Twin Cities Annual Dyke March

Which is held in June, not March, is planned for Saturday, June 27th. Dyke and Dyke Allies will meet in front of the Walker Arts Center at 1750 Hennepin (that’s the place with the giant cherry) at 7:00 PM.

Bad Advice for Pregnant Women

People like to help pregnant women. On buses it is routine to give up one’s seat for a pregnant woman. In Boston, drivers try less hard to run over pregnant women in crosswalks. And so on. But sometimes good intentions can lead to bad advice. First, I’d like to point out that there is reasonably…

The Minnesota Supreme Court spokesperson Lissa “No-that-is-not-a-typo” Finne has told Greg Sargent’s Blog that the other blogs suggesting that the court would issue a decision today are incorrect. Finne indicates that sometimes the court tells the involved parties on Monday about a decision on Thursday, other times they come out with notification only minutes before…

PETA has become the laughing stock of the Planet Earth when it called for a change in US government policy regarding the swatting of flies by the POTUS. From the PETA web site: Well, I guess it can’t be said that President Obama wouldn’t hurt a fly. The commander in chief was recently pestered by…

4SH Anthro Blog Carnival

The Four Stone Hearth Anthropology Blog Carnival is up at Wanna Be an Anthropologist. Please visit the carnival, click on all the links, digg up and stumble all the entries, etc.