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August 25, 2018

Retraction Watch Leaderboard (It's a guy thing)

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Who you gonna believe?

The problem with evidence-based medicine is not only that 50% of the evidence is wrong, but also that no one knows which 50%.

August 25, 2018 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1)

Mayan Spondylus Shell Collar

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From the Metropolitan Museum of Art


Spondylus — a shell that would have been of considerable complexity to acquire — was often closely associated with women in the ancient Americas.

We know of its use in an array of ritual events, and it was closely tied with fertility, always a critical basis of elite power.

This remarkable collar made of 380 circular disks cut from the characteristic red cortex of Spondylus princeps was one of the rich offerings that accompanied the burial of a royal woman at Calakmul, Campeche, Mexico.

She was placed on a wooden litter, wrapped in strips of fabric soaked in rubber to form a funerary bundle, and surrounded by offerings of sixteen ceramic vessels, several textiles, and honeycombs. 

Her body was adorned with ornaments made of jade, shell, bone, and flint. 

She may have been the wife of the ruler Yuknoom Ch'een II (CE 636-86), the self-proclaimed founder of the Serpent Dynasty at Calakmul.

CE 600-660

12.6"H x 26"W x 0.75"D

Museo Arqueológico de Campeche, Fuerte de San Miguel

August 25, 2018 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

One device to charge them all


From the website:



If you have an iPad Pro, you probably have an Apple Pencil.

If you want to charge them both at the same time, you need two cords AND Apple's easy-to-lose adapter for the pencil.


And if you have both of those devices, chances are you have an iPhone.

How do you charge all three at once?


Enter this Lightning multi-charger.



$19.95 (iPhone/iPad/Apple Pencil/keyboard/mouse not included).

August 25, 2018 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

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