Quickies: Dinosaur tail, homeopathic drug disclaimer, and badass women
- First dinosaur tail found preserved in amber – “The tail of a 99-million-year-old dinosaur, including bones, soft tissue, and even feathers, has been found preserved in amber, according to a report published today in the journal Current Biology.”
- How just 8 flavors have defined American cuisine – “She made a list of common flavors from many historical cookbooks, and used Google’s Ngram viewer to count how often the various flavors were mentioned in American books from 1796 to 2000. Eight popular and enduring flavors emerged: black pepper, vanilla, curry powder, chili powder, soy sauce, garlic, MSG and Sriracha.”
- Homeopathic “drugs” will have to carry disclaimers that they are bunk – “The FTC’s goal here, though, is to provide as much accurate information to you as the consumer before you buy. But trying something in the hopes that it “might work” because of a placebo effect is still a terrible strategy, and not to mention, a waste of your hard-earned money.” From Mary.
- 17 badass women you probably didn’t hear about in 2016 – From Donna.