It’s another slow news day. We’re still waiting for the Coppedge decision, but the judge continues to take his time. Meanwhile, we did find a few items of interest.
There are Five potential habitable exoplanets now, and two of them orbit the same star.
According to a New Zealand researcher, Women Beat Men on IQ Tests For First Time. The news story says:
[H]e collected data from Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Estonia and Argentina on scores on a standard IQ test, called the Raven test.
And finally, 600-year-old linen bras found in Austrian castle. This is important news because:
[T]he bra had commonly been thought to be only little more than 100 years old as women abandoned the tight corset. Instead, it appears the bra came first, followed by the corset, followed by the reinvented bra.
While paintings of the era show outerwear, they do not reveal what women wore beneath. [Hilary Davidson, fashion curator for the London Museum] described the finds as “kind of a missing link” in the history of women’s underwear.
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