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Always take the first publication of a new fossil species with a grain of salt, but a hominin fossil this old is a significant find regardless of the taxonomical details. Both halves of a lower jaw and part of an upper is pretty good!
A study published in Nature today announces the 2011 discovery of Australopithecus deyiremeda a hominid that lived between 3.3 and 3.5 million years ago. The species is represented by a maxilla, ma...
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I kinda wanted fajitas, but 6pm is way too late to start them. I got the steak marinating for tomorrow, but in the meantime this was a surprisingly satisfying substitute. Locally made pierogies, sauteed with onions and bell pepper, topped the last of my salsa verde.
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I was feeling experimental, so... banana nut pizza. I might have to write up a recipe, it came out fantastic.
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Ingredients:

Pizza dough (enough for a 9-10 inch pizza; probably about a third of this recipe: http://sugaredwhisk.com/pizza-dough-cooks-illustrated/)
2 tbsp melted butter
1/4 cup dark brown sugar
1 banana, sliced
cream cheese frosting to taste
2-3 tbsp finely chopped walnuts

Preheat oven to 400F.
Sprinkle cornmeal onto a rimmed baking sheet. Form dough into a 9-10 inch round and gently place on top of cornmeal.
Brush the dough with about half the melted butter.
Arrange the sliced bananas on the pizza.
Sprinkle with brown sugar. Drizzle the remaining butter over everything.
Bake until sugar caramelizes and crust is a light golden brown; I didn't actually time it, but maybe 8-10 minutes?
CAREFULLY remove from oven; the sugar will be liquid and very, very hot.
Let stand 1-2 minutes while sugar begins to cool and solidify.
Drizzle with cream cheese frosting and sprinkle with nuts. Cut into wedges.
Serves two for breakfast or 6 for desert.
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Proud! I just made the maps, but still proud.
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So bees. Much busy. Very Spring.
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This is an excellent, well-researched explanation of why paleo diets drive me up the wall.
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Fajitas!
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+David Cerny Funnies!
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This was actually kind of a ridiculous amount of work. 
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Homemade pizza dough, homemade croutons, homemade Caesar dressing. Nom.
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Another edition of stuff-in-the-fridge stir fry. This one bears a passing resemblance to Pad Thai. The sauce is definitely Pad Thai-ish, anyway.
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Now I'm picturing a omelet that more closely resembles a crêpe. Except I think I'd rather have a crêpe.
Dang, now I really want crêpes.
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The cat broke into the kitchen trash for chicken bones. Again. Nothing knocked over, just this tear in the bag and gnawed chicken bones on the floor. The trash was nearly empty, so they were removed from the very bottom of the 2 and a half foot tall bin with a lid.

HOW.

I am seriously baffled as to how he's managing this.
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If there is meat, cats can smell it and will do whatever it takes to get to it. Ours did the same.
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Took me a minute to figure out what was going on, but then I cracked up and startled the cat.
 
I made a really stupid thing that amuses me.
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I'm glad in retrospect that I watched this embedded on Google Plus rather than YouTube, because I think that the suggested videos would have totally ruined it.
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I'm a graduate student in biological anthropology whose other interests include science fiction, board gaming, cooking, karate, webcomics, and telling people they're wrong.
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