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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

A Small Hiatus

Hi everyone,

I'm taking a small break. With the little Holiday coming up and Easter, and assignments, i'm struggling to keep up with the blogging.

I'll be back in full swing in a week or two.


Thursday, April 7, 2011

Funny Friday

Ancient "Pickled" Brain?


In 2008, a brain was found still preserved in mud. It was not done deliberately tho, it was the wet clay that preserved it.

The human brain dates between 673 and 482 B.C and most likely belonged to a man between 26 and 45 who was hanged and decapitated.
Still, these theories don't fully explain why the brain "didn't turn into mush," Collins said.
(Read "Beyond the Brain" in National Geographic magazine.) (source)

"It's curious, because normally it is one of those organs that degrade quickly," he said. "There must be something going on internally that we don't understand." (source)


Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Zahi Hawass back at work!

I'm a bit late with posting this news, but for those who don't know Zahi Hawass resigned as Egypt’s minister of antiquities about a month ago. He has now been re-appointed.

For the rest of the story go here:

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Protein from Bones of 600,000-Year-Old Mammoth Extracted Successfully

"ScienceDaily (Mar. 30, 2011) — Researchers from the University of York and Manchester have successfully extracted protein from the bones of a 600,000-year-old mammoth, paving the way for the identification of ancient fossils."
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Friday, April 1, 2011

Funny Friday

Great April Fools joke

Found it here:

Thanks Karin!