Skepchick Quickies 1.7
I know Mary’s the one who posts cool historical facts, but Google has informed me that today is Zora Neale Hurston’s 123rd birthday. Personally, I’m very grateful to have been introduced to her works through anthropology classes. Her way with words will pull you in and fascinate you.
- New ocean current a real-life scientific mystery – On the discovery of the North Icelandic Jet current.
- Looks like the paleo diet wasn’t so hot for ancient teeth – “When hunter-gatherers started adding grains and starches to their diet, it brought about the “age of cavities.” At least that’s what a lot of people thought. But it turns out that even before agriculture, what hunter-gatherers ate could rot their teeth.” From Ryan.
- Written off: Jennifer Weiner’s quest for respect – “Weiner has waged a campaign against the literary media for being biased against female writers, and against books written for women.” From Donna.
- Why women aren’t welcome on the Internet – Massive trigger warnings. From Amy.