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New Skirt Designs and Hairbows! (Plus YouTube videos & Instagram)

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We have been sooo busy churning out the skirts this week for Maisie (and I learned to make hairbows from the scrap material- so adorable).

Going to have to put the sweatshop on hold soon, to get the house ready for Thanksgiving.

We made a Hamsa Peace Dove Skirt:

Then (paired with her Aleph Bet skirt), she is seen wearing her faux fur, since our weather turned cold and nasty:

A new Solar System skirt was made:

I started on matching hair bows in various sizes, using fabric scraps today- and went kind of crazy- but she was thrilled lol:

We ended today with this amazing Science Kids skirt and hair bow(s) creation:

And now, her YouTube videos:

 

Whew! I think I am up to date now!

 

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Humans Think Using The Brain’s Navigation System, Reveals New Study (link)

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“How do humans think? This is one of the most intriguing questions that has captivated neuroscientists for decades. And not long ago, it seemed like something that no one would ever find an answer to.

But, a team at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences (MPI CBS) in Leipzig, Germany, and the Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience in Trondheim, Norway have come up with a conclusive answer that humans think using the brain’s navigation system. The results of the finding have been published in the journal Science.”

Wish I knew how to press this, but sharing it instead:

https://sparkonit.com/2018/11/12/humans-think-using-brains-navigation-system/

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Maisie’s Sick In Bed YouTube Science Videos

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My poor little monkey woke up with a stomach bug. She’s rarely sick, knock wood- and refused to believe there was anything wrong with herself.

She DID have time this morning to want to make math and science vids from her 4 yr old perspective.

#1 tells the difference between googol and Google:

#2 is kind of all about the tastebuds of the tongue…

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She’s so cute, even when she’s not feeling well! ❤

 

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(Videos) Maisie’s Science Corner: She Explains How We Hear & How Planes Fly

Four year old Maisie explains “The Bones of the Middle Ear and How We Hear” (and yes, she needs her hair brushed):

And, in this one, she tries to explain how airplanes fly:

I think my kid is stinking cute, super smart, though her English could use some improving (we’re multilingual)- and that EVERY PARENT/HUMAN should watch or let their kids watch Storybots on Netflix. She adores this show and learns SO much.

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Still Alive- Still Recovering from Pulmonary Embolisms and Pseudomonas Infection

Been a rough few months. Post PE syndrome is no joke. Glad to still be alive, though.

Found out that the hospital I had my surgery in for the hysterectomy gave me an almost fatal superbug uti (they sent me home with a catheter AND TOLD ME TO REMOVE IT MYSELF)- a pseudomonas infection.

I spent a week at the local cancer center getting antibiotic infusion treatments via IV. Since then, I’ve been much less chipper and so tired.

I don’t trust American hospitals anymore.

I started a cpap machine for sleep apnea 2 days ago, after having a sleep study done last month. I was having moderate apnea.

This is a fantastic article:

https://www.elsevier.com/about/press-releases/research-and-journals/sleep-apnea-can-contribute-to-recurring-pulmonary-embolism

Sorry for the short blog post, but super tired!

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Queen Nefertiti’s Tomb Found: Has the tomb of Tutankhamun’s mother been found hiding in plain sight?

Queen Nefertiti: Has the tomb of Tutankhamun’s mother been found hiding in plain sight?

Queen Nefertiti has fascinated and perplexed ancient Egyptian scholars in equal measure.

The legendary beauty ruled alongside Pharaoh Akhenaten in 14BC. During her reign she accrued status as an icon of power and elegance.

Despite her prominence in ancient Egyptian history, her resting place has remained a mystery – but now a new theory by a leading historian claims to have finally found the Queen’s burial place.A diagram of Nefertiti's possible resting place. Two secret doorways may exist coming from the walls of the main chamber.A diagram of Nefertiti’s possible resting place. Two secret doorways may exist coming from the walls of the main chamber.

Nicholas Reeves, an archaeologist at the University of Arizona, has made bold new claims that he believes she has been laid to rest in Tutankhamun’s burial chamber. The pharaoh’s tomb was found fully intact and untouched by explorer Howard Carter in 1922.

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It remains the only ever pharaoh’s tomb to be found intact and has proved a treasure trove for historians and archaeologists.The bust of Egyptian beauty Queen Nefertiti is on display at Neues Museum on September 10, 2014 in Berlin, Germany.The bust of Egyptian beauty Queen Nefertiti is on display at Neues Museum in Berlin, Germany.

Over 5,000 artefacts were found in the tomb including chariots, musical instruments and clothes.

Now Mr Reeves believes that the tomb may have one more secret to yield and has claimed that Nefertiti’s resting site may also lie within its walls.The body known as “younger lady” is suspected to be Nefertiti, if proven it could also place her as the mother to Tutankhamun as the mummy is the biological mother of the boy king. This is a possibility as the Queen was the cousin of Tut’s father

After examining high resolution images from inside the tomb, Mr Reeves believes that two secret passage ways exist which have been covered up but can be faintly seen through cracks and fissures.

In a recently published paper, called The Burial of Nefertiti?,  he sets out his belief that one passage could contain a mundane store room, but another could lead to Nefertiti’s tomb.

Speaking to The Economist about his new theory, he said: “If I’m wrong, I’m wrong; but if I’m right this is potentially the biggest archaeological discovery ever made.”

Read more at: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/archaeology/news/queen-nefertiti-has-the-tomb-of-tutankhamuns-mother-been-found-hiding-in-plain-sight-10449342.html

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Fact: Having More Friends in Your 20’s Can Make You Live Longer

I had a ton of wonderful friends in my 20s, but most of them have died in the last 5-6 yrs and I find myself making new friends now- who are IN THEIR 20s mostly- SO WEIRD!

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Here’s some good news for Taylor Swift and her squad today: New research reveals that having strong friendships in your 20s can actually help you to live longer.

The 30-year study from the University of Rochester found that having more social interactions throughout your third decade of life is important to health later on, while in your 30s it is the quality of friendship that contributes to a longer life.

Researchers explained that frequent social interactions at age 20 are key to help us to figure out who we are. “It’s often around this age that we meet people from diverse backgrounds, with opinions and values that are different from our own, and we learn how to best manage those differences,” the study’s lead author Cheryl Carmichael said.

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Mysterious Earthen Rings Predate Amazon Rainforest

Mysterious Earthen Rings Predate Amazon Rainforest.

A series of square, straight and ringlike ditches scattered throughout the Bolivian and Brazilian Amazon were there before the rainforest existed, a new study finds.

These human-made structures remain a mystery: They may have been used for defense, drainage, or perhaps ceremonial or religious reasons. But the new research addresses another burning question: whether and how much prehistoric people altered thelandscape in the Amazon before the arrival of Europeans.

“People have been affecting the global climate system through land use for not just the past 200 to 300 years, but for thousands of years,” said study author John Francis Carson, a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Reading in the United Kingdom. [See Images of the Ancient Amazonian Earthworks]”

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An examination of the two cores — one from the large lake, Laguna Oricore, and one from the smaller lake, Laguna Granja — revealed a surprise: The very oldest sediments didn’t come from a rainforest ecosystem at all. In fact, the Bolivian Amazon before about 2,000 to 3,000 years ago looked more like the savannas of Africa than today’s jungle environment.

The question had been whether the early Amazon was highly deforested or barely touched, Carson said.

“The surprising thing we found was that it was neither,” he told Live Science. “It was this third scenario where, when people first arrived on the landscape, the climate was drier.”