A couple of sciency bits

1. Report: Asian carp may have reached Great Lakes [Associated Press via Yahoo, 4 April 2013]
The Army Corps of Engineers says the electronic fence in the Chicago River is keeping the carp from progressing into southern Lake Michigan, but other researchers say there’s so much carp DNA there — and in western Lake Erie — that actual fish are surely there. I only mention this now because there’s probably not much more to say on this probably unsuccessful battle. We probably should start coming up with recipes.

2. But in older news: Archaeologists unearth 5,000-year-old ‘third-gender’ caveman [Mother Nature Network, 8 April 2011] Quite a while ago, now, archaeologists digging in the Czech Republic located a skeleton from 2900 BC to 2500 BC that appeared to be male, but was buried in the fashion then common for women, and the grave included a pot and no weapons. They speculated that this was the earliest known example of a gay or trans human (or, perhaps, two-spirited, to use the Native American terminology). Hm, wonder if anything more has been published about this….

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I'm a longhaired almost-hippie stuck in the inner suburbs of a major rust-belt metropolis who's thoughtful, creative, and kind of geeky. In exchange for a paycheck I run around in a cubicle maze most days. When I escape, I play music, hang out in coffee houses, dink around on the computer, take naps, and think I should be off in the woods somewhere. Every once in a while I get in my car and drive far, far away, though I've always come back so far.
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One Response to A couple of sciency bits

  1. Anonymous says:

    I don’t know enough about archaeology to know whether they’ve found evidence like this before.

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