Quickies: Dresses for everyone, 3D printed ribcage, and new hominid species
- Everybody in dresses: Why does gender-neutral clothing mean boy clothes for girls? – “Why does “gender neutral” have to mean “without any traditionally feminine signifiers”? Because girl clothes are for girls. Boy clothes are for everyone.”
- What’s missing from the conversation on missing and murdered indigenous women and girls – “In the larger picture, the intergenerational legacy of residential schools, violence against Indigenous women and girls, and the impact of colonial policies — including the criminalization of Indigenous people — all reveal the true intent of the colonial state: to get rid of the Indian problem.”
- New human-like species discovered in South Africa – “The researchers who made the find have not been able to find out how long ago these creatures lived – but the scientist who led the team, Prof Lee Berger, told BBC News that he believed they could be among the first of our kind (genus Homo) and could have lived in Africa up to three million years ago.” From mrmisconception.
- The world’s first 3D-printed titanium ribcage is a medical marvel – “Titanium implants aren’t new, but replacing large sections of the rib cage is tricky. Titanium prosthetics are usually built from various plate components, and over time they can come loose creating future complications.”