Quickies: SETI, Lucy, and encouraging a young entomologist
- SETI investigating radio signal from a star system 94 light-years away – “A star system 94 light-years away is in the spotlight as a possible candidate for intelligent inhabitants, thanks to the discovery of a radio signal by a group of Russian astronomers.”
- A 3.2 million year old mystery: Did Lucy fall from a tree? – “Lucy sustained many such fractures, the scientists concluded, from her ankles to her jaw. The fractures suggest that she came down feet-first and then tumbled forward, holding out her hands in a futile hope of protecting herself.”
- 48 queer and feminist books coming out in fall of 2016 – I am more than a little excited to read Margaret Atwood’s new book. From Mary.
- An outpouring of support for a little girl who loves bugs – “At her new school, Sophia’s love for bugs has seen her branded as a “weirdo,” Spencer said.”