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Stone age brain surgery

Interview with Ira Rutkow, a medical historian, on the history of surgery. He discussed evidence of stone age brain surgery and the history of surgery from ancient times through the Middle Ages into modern times.

The interview was on NPR's Fresh Air program.


Looking for advice and recipes for shepherd's pie.

Which is better to use, ground beef or stewing beef?

Which vegetables to include? Seasonings?

Indigenous forest management and fire control in California prior to European arrival

The indigenous tribes of California practiced forest management that not only aided them in creating pathways and habitats for preferred animals, but also prevented the kinds of large scale forest fires that occur with today's hands off natural approach.


Human life in Canada's Yukon Territory 24,000 years ago

The article describes the discovery of signs that human beings were hunting large game in Yukon 24,000 years ago. The evidence is still being interpreted and confirmed.


Please help me locate these flags for a Battle of the Flags

I admit that until recently I have paid little attention to the Flags of various countries. I knew only our own flag, of course, and the flags of Canada and the UK.

All of us now know the Ukrainian flag.

A neighbor who moved in across the hall from me about a year ago has had two identical criss-crossed flags on her door since moving in. I wondered what they were but since they are red, white, and blue, I thought they were meant to reflect the US colors.

I just discovered that they are the flag of effing Russia! A band of white on top, followed by a band of blue and then a band of red.

So I am looking for a US and a Ukranian flag of the same size to criss-cross on my door. The size is small, like a little child would carry.

EDIT UPDATE: I found that Wal-Mart carries both the US and Ukranian flags in the size I want.

Where can I get those flags in that size?

Ukraine no fly zone for nuclear plants?

I understand the reason for not having no fly zones in Ukraine. They would involve the US or NATO in direct war with Russia because enforcement would mean bringing down Russian planes and escalating the war beyond Ukraine. But, we can provide humanitarian aid in getting sick and wounded Ukranians out of the country for treatment to lessen the death toll. And private individuals can volunteer to fight in Ukraine.

But, after the Russian attack on a nuclear plant that nearly became a nuclear disaster that for rest of Europe, are we justified in providing air cover for Ukraine's nuclear power plants?

One objection is possible "mission drift" to other areas of Ukraine. But can we, or should we take the risk of another nuclear power plant disaster since either the Russian military is inept at best, or, at worst, they are instructed to do nuclear damage?

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