Ancient DNA Shows Humans Settled Caribbean in 2 Distinct Waves

Millions of people living on the islands today inherited genes from the people who made them home before Europeans arrived. A study published Wednesday in the journal Nature, for example, shows that about 14 percent of people in Puerto Rico can trace their ancestry back to the Taino. Smaller numbers of people in Cuba (4Continue reading “Ancient DNA Shows Humans Settled Caribbean in 2 Distinct Waves”

On Time Off Time (En Tiempo Libre)

On Time Off Time (1948) by Dorothea Margaret Tanning. She was an American painter, printmaker, sculptor, writer, and poet. Her early work was influenced by Surrealism. Wikipedia On Time Off Time: A sense of menace pervades this work, in which a wooden structure that resembles the foundation of a house is set in a barren landscape,Continue reading “On Time Off Time (En Tiempo Libre)”

COVID-19 en Puerto Rico: Salud reporta 234 casos positivos, 125 probables y cuatro muertes recientes

decesos en la isla 808 (deaths attributed to COVID-19 today 10/27/20 – 808) COVID-19 en Puerto Rico: Salud reporta 234 casos positivos, 125 probables y cuatro muertes recientes – El Nuevo Día Image of a Vejigante in graph. Data taken from local Puerto Rican newspaper “El Nuevo Dia” 10/27/20. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia AContinue reading “COVID-19 en Puerto Rico: Salud reporta 234 casos positivos, 125 probables y cuatro muertes recientes”

Salud informa la cifra más alta hasta ahora: 1,114 casos confirmados de COVID-19 in Puerto Rico 10/23/20

total de decesos es 791 (deceased total is 791) Salud informa la cifra más alta hasta ahora: 1,114 casos confirmados de COVID-19 – El Nuevo Día

How the Met Was Made

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is reopening,… How the Met Was Made – The New York Times Photo of museum artifact and description: Three-Pointed Zemís (Trigonolitos) from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC exhibit 10th-16th century Taíno, Puerto Rico Stone From: National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. Museum Description or Artifact:Continue reading “How the Met Was Made”

Kenosha Shooting Suspect Fervently Supported ‘Blue Lives,’ Joined Local Militia

He (Kyle Rittenhouse) is wanted in Kenosha County on accusations of first-degree intentional homicide after having “fled the state of Wisconsin with the intent to avoid prosecution for that offense,” according to court documents. Kenosha Shooting Suspect Fervently Supported ‘Blue Lives,’ Joined Local Militia : Live Updates: Protests For Racial Justice : NPR The U.S.Continue reading “Kenosha Shooting Suspect Fervently Supported ‘Blue Lives,’ Joined Local Militia”

Three dead among more than a dozen shot across NYC

A man attending an impromptu basketball tourney in Hollis, Queens was shot in the head around 7:45 p.m. Three dead among more than a dozen shot across NYC – New York Daily News Picture: Gun with Hand #1.1964 Vija Celmins The Museum of Moderna Art, Manhattan, NY (picture taken 8/14/13 by this writer) ARMS manufacturersContinue reading “Three dead among more than a dozen shot across NYC”

Mansplaining: New solutions to a tiresome old problem

Men feel the need to explain something to a woman, even if the woman hasn’t asked for an explanation and often pertaining to something that’s directly in the woman’s area of expertise and not at all in the man’s. Or when the topic is about a woman’s own experience and the man wants to explainContinue reading “Mansplaining: New solutions to a tiresome old problem”