Interesting Stuff: Early April 2009

Welcome to a shorter, sleeker collection of Interesting Stuff. There are no April Fools’ jokes in this lot, so I apologise if you were expecting some.

Anatomy and Medicine:

Anthropology and Archaeology:

Astronomy and Physics:

Biology and Palaeontology:

Brain Science:

Entertainment and Whimsical:


  • From this article, I learned some things I didn’t know before about Chinese characters.
  • Announced this month on Suzette Haden Elgin’s blog is a webpage to go with a recent book release. I find the topic somewhat intriguing.


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