Quickies: Evolution of kiwis, body diversity, and tree lobsters
- Georgetown University plans to atone for slave past – “Georgetown’s president, John J. DeGioia, who announced the measures in a speech on Thursday afternoon, said he would offer a formal apology, create an institute for the study of slavery and erect a public memorial to the slaves whose labor benefited the institution, including those who were sold in 1838 to help keep the university afloat.” From Donna.
- How New Zealand’s glaciers shaped the origin of the kiwi bird – “Several million years ago, a small bird flew to New Zealand. Arriving there, it found few threats and plenty of opportunities. In the absence of mammals, its descendants gradually lost the ability to fly, as island birds are wont to do.”
- All the slender ladies: Body diversity in video games – The latest Tropes vs. Women in Video Games.
- Back from extinction: Breeding success for world’s rarest stick insect – Lord Howe Island stick insects are also known as tree lobsters.