March 28, 2011

Blog Stew on Ice

 • Texas archaeological site is another nail in the coffin of the old "Clovis first" theory of the peopling of the Americas. The Scientific American has more.

• How to walk on icy surfaces, if you accept research that extrapolates from guinea fowl to people.

• "Then he decided to just cut out the middleman and kill babies with hammers." The BBC comedic quiz show QI  profiles "the world's worst environmental villain" (YouTube, 2:59). The man would have been hailed at the time as someone who made life better. Talk about your Law of Unintended Consequences.

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