you read well. not TO india, but FROM india... apparently, faced with a shortage of skilled labourers in the arts conservation business, india will outsource part of the workload to private agencies elsewhere... funny uh? we export high tech (and call centre) jobs there, and they export back... original post from The history Blog. What? did you think that I only read about science and stuff?
Tuesday, July 04, 2006
or, more exactly, mammories... I bought a new T-shirt on saturday: the drawing on it is... well, here's a picture of it:
the picture of the little mammal sucking his mother's tits got me thinking... how's it that cows have their mammories close to the hind legs, while women have them closer to the upper part? I can see a clear advantage for the primates to have nipples on the upper body - it make it easier to keep their infants with the hands - young veils/zebras/antelopes do instead walk on their own...
but... how the position of the nipples is decided during development? I always thought they were 'linked' to the chest, but that's very anthropomorphic... I wish I had an evolutionary biologist at hand to ask him... may be I should contact Richard Dawkins... or may be PZ Myers will answer...
Posted by Luca Fenu at 11:12 am
just back from the ardennes, where I did my first twenty km of kayaking... it's incredibly nice but I would go somewhere else if I were you... too many people in Dinant, there were something like 1k kayaks on the river, it did look like a city centre traffic jam... no capsizing, nor other unpleasant events, for me at least. pictures to come later on... have a nice week. and Go!, Italy!!!
Posted by Luca Fenu at 7:45 am