From the sciencenews.org:
Exposures in the womb to a ubiquitous family of industrial chemicals can subtly perturb preferences of boys for certain types of child’s play thought to be hardwired in the brain, a new study suggests. Phthalates are widely used solvents and plastics softeners. In this study, the greater a boy’s fetal exposure to certain phthalates, the less often he tended to engage in typically masculine play.
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See this other related story about the The Disappearing Male.
Published November 16, 2009
anthropology , Archeology , Art , Culture , Europe , History , Interesting , Western Civilization , Western Paradigm
Tags: Norway, Proto-Norse, Runestone
From the http://www.khm.uio.no website:
A new stone with a Proto-Norse runic inscription was discovered on 26 September 2009 at Hogganvik in Mandal, Vest-Agder, Norway. The inscription with elder runes must date to the period of the Germanic tribal migrations, roughly 350-500 AD. With its sixty-two runes, one a bind-rune, the text is the second or third longest from this period of time, following well behind the Tune stone, and about equivalent to the Rö stone from Bohuslen (where several runes are entirely missing/unreadable).
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Thanks to Markku at Runes of Christ for providing notice about this story.