The holidays have a way of making the last few weeks of the year blend together, so here are last week’s Science and Business Day spots, just a little late:
As I have mentioned in previous posts, the risk of regularly illustrating the same column for so long is redundancy – how do you keep it interesting, for yourself, the reader, the writer? For On the Road last week I tried incorporating a photo, which I have done just once or twice in the past, but it seemed to make good sense. The column was about business travelers hassled to keep receipts for everything in the face of impending IRS audits in 2010.
The Observatory in Science Times reported the discovery of starch traces on 5000-year-old tools found in Mozambique, suggesting grain processing was happening much earlier than previously thought. The caveman clubbing his bride-to-be is one of those images forever stuck in my head, and finally it had somewhere to go.