Quickies: Robin Williams, STEM is for boys and dancing is for girls, and jellyfish
- Robin Williams’ widow says depression didn’t kill him – “As Lewy bodies form and take over different parts of the brain affecting body movement, mind and mood, patients suffering from LBD experience symptoms of a person with both Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, conditions that alone are devastating.” From Amy.
- Florida school offers STEM night for boys, offers dance for girls – “A public elementary school in Florida had apparently created a “STEM Night” at the Orlando Science Museum that was offered specifically to the boys in the school and their mothers. The equivalent event–for daughters and their fathers–was a traditional father/daughter dance.”
- Masculinity, a comic
- It sucks to swim like a jellyfish, study of animal movement suggests – “…a study published on Tuesday suggests that rather pushing water rearward, jellyfish and lampreys – a species of snake-like, jawless fish also known as lamprey eels – “pull” themselves forward by creating a region of low pressure in the water ahead of them.”