I’ve seen some comments around here about how Tim Hunt’s comments were “taken out of context” or “just a joke.” Here is exactly why these “jokes” aren’t funny, regardless of context. It’s called microaggression, and it makes women feel unwelcome while the men bond with each other.
The 2,600-year old Heslington Brain found in 2009 inside a skull buried in Yorkshire. It is the oldest preserved brain ever found in Europe or Asia and belonged to a man in his 1930s. He had been hanged and then decapitated. His skull was buried immediately. His DNA was found to belong to haplogroup J1d, today only seen in a few individuals from Tuscany and the Near East.
Sir Charles Bell (1774-1842) was a Scottish surgeon & neurologist. He is noted for discovering the difference between sensory nerves and motor nerves in the spinal cord. Above is his portrait of a soldier dying from tetanus.
“The shimmering colours visible in this NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope
image show off the remarkable complexity of the Twin Jet Nebula. The new
image highlights the nebula’s shells and its knots of expanding gas in
striking detail. Two iridescent lobes of material stretch outwards from a
central star system. Within these lobes two huge jets of gas are
streaming from the star system at speeds in excess of one million
kilometres per hour.“ Seriously, how amazing space can be!?
This image from the Digitized Sky Survey shows the area around the Lagoon Nebula, otherwise known as Messier 8. This nebula is filled with intense winds from hot stars, churning funnels of gas, and energetic star formation, all embedded within an intricate haze of gas and pitch-dark dust.
The clouded leopard is a cat found from the Himalayan foothills through mainland Southeast Asia into China, and has been classified as Vulnerable in 2008 by the IUCN. Its total population size is suspected to be fewer than 10,000 mature individuals, with a decreasing population trend. The clouded leopard is considered to form an evolutionary link between the big cats and the small cats. It represents the smallest of the big cats, but is not closely related to the leopard. Females vary in head-to-body length from 68.6 - 94 cm, with a tail 61 - 82 cm long. Males are larger
at 81 - 108 cm with a tail 74 - 91 cm long. Their shoulder height varies from 50 - 55 cm. They have exceptionally long, piercing canine teeth. The upper pair of canines may measure 4 cm or longer. They are often referred to as a “modern-day saber tooth” because they have the largest canines in proportion to their body size. At the moment there are three subspecies recognized. Clouded leopards are the most talented climbers among the cats. They can easily jump up to 1.2 m high. They live a solitary lifestyle, resting in trees during the day and hunting at night. When hunting, clouded leopards either come down from
their perches in the trees and stalk their prey or lie and wait for the
prey to come to them. After making a kill and eating, they usually
retreat to the trees to digest and rest. Little is known of the diet of clouded leopards. Their prey includes both arboreal and terrestrial vertebrates.