What we do is what we do!

A brief musical interlude for a Friday-

A more in-depth look at Dr. Crabtree’s theory on human intellectual devolution:

Life as a hunter-gatherer was probably more intellectually demanding than widely supposed, he says. “A hunter-gatherer who did not correctly conceive a solution to providing food or shelter probably died, along with his or her progeny, whereas a modern Wall Street executive that made a similar conceptual mistake would receive a substantial bonus and be a more attractive mate,” Professor Crabtree says.

Science reporting caveats apply: the gene miR-941 appears to have played a crucial role in human brain development and may shed light on how we learned to use tools and language. Or, as they say at my workplace “We don’t need no steenkin’ miR-941!”.

Angelman syndrome is a chromosome disorder that causes severe learning difficulties. Occurring in one in 15,000 live births, other AS characteristics include intellectual and developmental delay, severe intellectual disability, seizures, sleep disturbance, motor and balance disorders. This toddler is rendered speechless but with a permanent grin on his face, and his mother says “Sometimes I don’t even think it’s a result of the Angelman’s – he doesn’t have a care in the world, so why wouldn’t he be happy?”. A team at UNC is working on a restorative therapy to re-awaken the dormant allele to treat Angelman’s.

This is why we have to make sure that every vote counts and is actually counted: the Seattle Police Department has released a how-to guide for smoking pot legally!

Der Spiegel considers the rise and fall of Stalin’s ‘Atlantis’, off the coast of Azerbaijan. In its heyday Neft Dashlari consisted of 2,000 drilling platforms connected by countless bridges that stretched over 300 kilometers, it is being slowly reclaimed by the sea.

‘Chicks and ducks and geese better scurry, or you’ll all break down into slurry!’. Good news everyone! Air-born inter-species ebola transmission has been observed in the laboratory!

IT’S TYRANNY!!! The White House has scrubbed a petition to ‘punch Grover Norquist in the dick’.

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