Researchers discover bones carved by Neanderthal artists #ArtTuesday
We used to use “neanderthal” as a pejorative. Now we understand that they were at least as intelligent as the other sapiens around at the time, including our own ancestors. They had complex social relationships, they could think abstractly, they had self-awareness, rituals, and art. Here’s more from SlashGear:
The team has concluded that Neanderthals had remarkable cognitive abilities. New excavations at Unicorn Cape had been underway since 2019. For the first time, the team has uncovered well-preserved layers of cultural artifacts from the Neanderthal period from the ruined entrance area of the cave. Among the remains discovered there was a foot bone that at first seemed to be nothing more than remains from a hunt.
8-6-2021 (August 6, 2021) is the Snakiest day of the year and it’s also this year’s CircuitPython Day! The day highlights all things CircuitPython and Python on Hardware. See you there!
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.