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Dental plaque reveals later start date for hominin cooking

Ancient teeth have long been a source of information about ancient diets, mainly through analyses of isotopic compositions and wear patterns. In a new study published in the Science of Nature, researchers studied microfossils of food...Show More Summary

Signs of Gender

By Sally Raskoff You might be seeing new restroom signs popping up in public or private spaces. Single-person bathrooms are getting a makeover in many places with the gender specific labels replaced with gender “neutral” labels. Thus, anyone who has...

On keeping what you earn

Ilion: Is a free man free to keep the wealth he produces and to use it as he sees fit, rather than to have it confiscated by vote-buying politicians? VR: Sure! So, let us say that you can afford to defend yourself against ISIS terrorists and dangerous foreign governments. Show More Summary

“D.C. Circuit Judges Wary of Challenge to Campaign Contribution Limits”

Bloomberg BNA: A constitutional challenge to per-election limits on campaign contributions faced skeptical questioning from nearly all the judges of the federal appeals court in Washington during a March 29 hearing. Chief Judge Merrick Garland of the U.S. Court of … Continue reading ?

Kentucky Law Journal Publishes Election Law Symposium

Here it is: Print Archive: Volume 104, Issue 4 (2015-2016) Articles 104 KY. L. J. 547 | A Pivotal Movement for Election Law, Foreword | Joshua A. Douglas 104 KY. L. J. 561 | Who’s Afraid of the Hated Political Gerrymander | Luis Fuentes-Rohwer 104 KY. … Continue reading ?

Dylan deigns to meet-'n'-greet the Swedish Academy (?)

As I noted a few days ago, Nobel laureate Bob Dylan will be giving two concerts in Stockholm on the 1st and 2nd of April -- but the Swedish Academy continued to have problems getting in touch with him. Apparently, however, his representatives...Show More Summary

Prix de la Page 112

They've announced the winner of this year's (Woody Allen, Hannah and her Sisters-inspired) prix de la Page 112 -- and it went to Sanglier, by Dominique Rameau (the 70-year-old author's debut), out from Éditions Corti; see their publicity page.

Nights as Day, Days as Night review

The most recent addition to the complete review is my review of Michel Leiris' Nights as Day, Days as Night. With the third volume of Lydia Davis' translation of his La règle du jeu just about out (see the Yale University Press publicity page, or pre-order your copy at or and the previous two conveniently re-issued, I figure this is a good prep-volume.

Would you live in this huge skyscraper suspended from an asteroid?

This is a new one: An architecture firm has released speculative plans to build a tower suspended from an asteroid that would hang down to Earth.  Yes, you read that correctly. This building — named the Analemma tower — would be the tallest in the world, according to Clouds Architecture Office. Show More Summary

Together Must Be The Motto in Europe

Dr. Kurt Bock about innovation and growth in Germany, importance of the EU, and what to learn from Asia and the US

Smithsonian Study Reveals Tool-Using Sea Otters Not Closely Related

Smithsonian Study Reveals Tool-Using Sea Otters Not Closely Related: Knowledge is paw-er, so check out the latest in sea otter science with this study co-authored by Aquarium researcher Jessica Fujii ^

Scientists Solve Sequoia Mystery

The sequoia trees of California's Sierra Nevada mountain range are obvious marvels. But according to new research, an unlikely and far-off source deserves a significant portion of the credit for allowing them to stand tall. The mineral that helps trees grow, phosphorus, is actually found in short supply in the...

independent book stores are back!!! a guest post post by clayton childress

Clayton Childress is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at University of Toronto. While making the case for examining the relationships between fields and reuniting the sociological studies of production and reception, Under the Cover empirically follows a works of fiction from start to finish: all the way from its creation, through its production, selling, and […]

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