A rusty-brown rock found on a beach by a fossil hunter might contain a bit of preserved dinosaur brain.
If so, it would be the first time scientists have ever found fossilized brain tissue from a dinosaur.
The fossil comes from a species closely related to Iguanodon, a large herbivore that lived about 130 million years ago. A collector named Jamie Hiscocks found it in 2004, near Bexhill in the United Kingdom.
“He picked it up and noticed that it was slightly unusual in its shape and its texture,” says Alex Liu of the University of Cambridge. “There’s a series of bumps to this specimen that are quite characteristic of it fitting into the brain case of a dinosaur.”
This kind of fossil gets made when sediment fills up a dinosaur’s skull cavity and hardens. Later, if the skull breaks off and disappears, what’s left behind is a solid object that reveals the shape of the skull’s inner cavity.
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As Tiffany Stern notes, ‘no Shakespearean ghost’s entrance is flagged by sinister music — or by music of any kind — as would happen in a modern film’. Actors speaking without amplification could not compete with a musical ensemble, whether in an indoor or outdoor theatre, though it is possible that a lute or viol might occasionally continue through portions of dialogue.”
“Moreover, without the ubiquity of recorded music that we enjoy today, music at that time was special— magical even— and its effect would have been diminished by constant presence even if that were possible for the musicians, which it was not. David Lindley, indeed, points out that, in contrast to the modern use of filmic underscoring, music in Shakespearean theatre was ‘always part of the world of the play itself, heard and responded to by the characters on-stage’.”
It’s difficult to exist in a world that views us this way.
That’s why, when I figured out my identity, I set up a support and advocacy organization for people like me who are non-binary. It’s only a year old, but has made a big impact on the people who have come in contact with it. We’ve over a hundred members who meet up for coffee, chat and get support online through our Facebook page, working together to create space for us in a binary world where issues such as gendered bathrooms, legal identity and housing need to be discussed.
Slowly but surely we’re coming out of the dark and being seen. We’re not confusing, we’re just another part of the cosmos.
Non-Binary+ Ireland is a group for any and all non-binary+ people living in Ireland.