Akhenaten wasn’t the most manly pharaoh, even though he fathered at least a half-dozen children. In fact, his form was quite feminine. And he was a bit of an egghead.
So concludes a Yale University physician who analyzed images of Akhenaten for an annual conference Friday at the University of Maryland School of Medicine on the deaths of historic figures.
Today’s my birthday, I choose to start the day off with Booth Babes + Pirates. Great Combo, eh? Let’s hope the rest of the day fairs as well.
“Pirates of the Burning Sea” Promo:
New evidence confirms that the sunflower was domesticated in Mexico more than 4,600 years ago, contrary to the widely held belief that it was converted into a food crop only in the Mississippi Valley. Researchers use to believe Spanish conquistadors were responsible for bringing domesticated sunflowers to Mexico from the north. But genetic research on ancient seeds found at formerly inhabited sites indicate that indigenous people in different parts of Mexico were using sunflowers 1800 years before being conquered by the Spaniards.
LA Times has the story.
Many of Egypt’s most famous monuments, such as the Sphinx and Cheops, contain hundreds of thousands of marine fossils, most of which are fully intact and preserved in the walls of the structures, according to a new study.
X-ray diffraction and radioactivity measurements revealed that the Egyptian monuments are filled with the fossils.
U.S. Congress bans genetic discrimination
Fully automated anesthesia
A new anti-evolution push
Surgery for backward, upside-down feet
Exoskeleton industry gears up
Living artificial kidneys
Plastic blood cells
Fetal cells may protect mom against cancer
Women’s voices are sexier during fertility peaks
Magician holds his breath for 17 minutes
Flowers bring wasps to orgasm
Testosterone makes female birds better fighters but worse parents