Quickies: Fighting sexism in science, the origin of dogs, and why fall smells like fall
- A new twist in the fight against sexism in science – “A conversation about sexism in science broke open this year. Sharp organizing and social media are sparking real change. What was once whispered privately in laboratories and offices is being discussed publicly, loudly, and clearly.” From Amy.
- 15,000 years ago, probably in Asia, the dog was born – “The most recent common ancestor of today’s dogs lived in Central Asia, Dr. Boyko said, although he cannot rule out the possibility that some dogs could have been domesticated elsewhere and died out. Or dogs domesticated elsewhere could have gone to Central Asia from somewhere else and then diversified into all the canines alive today, he said.”
- Why do we smell the change of seasons? – “Whatever your fall traditions are, they influence how you sense the world. So it’s probably fair to say that no two people smell fall the same way.”
- Flirtmoji designer admits some vulva emoji were inadvertently plagiarized – From Courtney.