Quickies: Academia needs emotional women, father sues to keep adult daughters from getting birth control, and a fossil four legged snake
- Why academia needs emotional, passionate women – “There is the beginning of a passionate, emotional rebellion in the academic world. Researchers are starting to realise that allowing your emotions and passion for your research to be seen in your academic work might not be such a bad thing after all.”
- Father who sued to keep his adult daughters from getting birth control wins key court fight – From mrmisconception.
- Video game women with more realistic bodies as Photoshopped by anti-eating disorder group – “Video game designers and their companies have complete control over the female bodies in their games. So why is it they so often opt to make these characters into unrealistically idealized versions of their human counterparts?
- Four-legged fossil snake is a world first – “The creature’s limbs were probably not used for locomotion, the researchers say, but rather for grasping prey, or perhaps for holding on to mating partners. Such speculation inspired the snake’s name, which loosely translates as ‘four-legged hugging snake’.”
- Cute Animal Friday! Heaps of sphynx kitties interfering with bed-making. And I can’t be the only one who thinks these deep sea fish larvae are cute.