Soz for the week out. The selection of links below includes all from the past week as usual and then just the highlights from the previous week (otherwise this round-up would be massive, yo).
More on opposition to sequencing RIII genome: TD;LR of blogpost in advance: reach same conclusion, but for different reasons.
Exhibition featuring human skeletons branded ‘moral abuse’. Much like the ‘moral abuse’ that is creating a media firestorm for no reason?
A Medieval Multiverse: Mathematical Modelling of the 13th Century Universe of Robert Grosseteste A very neat methodology!
Mmm… I can’t believe it’s not… gone off. Block of butter buried in bog bank dated to 1,000 years ago.
When I see anything about the Indus, I have flashbacks to marking Year 1 essays. Climate change and culture collapse.
Now, a link about poo! Medieval Feces Preserves Antibiotic Resistance Genes’ Tale.
No comment necessary. Domesticated unicorn T-rex remains found at ancient Texas civilisation.
How to find tiny dinosaurs. “Most archaeologists won’t care about them.”
An absolutely fascinating read. I had some idea… but I had NO idea. Tutankhamun’s ancient DNA, politics, and racism.
There may be a media push against the barbaric image of Vikings, but it wasn’t all sunshine and roses.
Interesting piece on the rise of modules on death.
Got an idea for a Foldscope? That’s a PAPER microscope! 10,000 are being given away to help prove their applications.
Are we living on a water world? $10 diamond may indicate oceans worth of water below the surface.
Ear bath helps explain rare urge to cut off own limb. Faaascinating!
I really enjoyed this piece on the last of species. I even read it all the way to the end.
A great list of online comics with science content (at least sometimes).