5 Interesting Links for 01-31-2014

Unique Discovery Methods (Archaeology)

A burial site from a critical period in Germany is discovered by a badger:
http://www.livescience.com/38899-badger-medieval-burial-ground.html

Ruth Rogan Benerito (Interesting People)

A scientist who discovered, among other things, how to make wrinkle resistant cotton and so saved the US cotton industry
http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2013/10/the-woman-who-changed-americas-social-fabric-with-actual-fabric/

Maps (Linguistics)

A look at regional pronunciation and phrase differences across the United States
http://www.businessinsider.com/22-maps-that-show-the-deepest-linguistic-conflicts-in-america-2013-6

Stem Cell Research (Medicine)

The successful growth of brain tissue from stem cells, though miniature, offers hope for research and better understanding of many brain-based conditions:
http://www.livescience.com/39247-mini-human-brains-grown-in-dish.html

Brainstorming (Writing)

Author Valerie Comer talks about how she uses mind mapping to play with ideas until she finds the right path for her characters.
http://towriteastory.com/mind-mapping-your-muse/

Curve of Her Claw

Fall into a world where beauty is a facade, and one elf is pushed beyond reason to rid herself of the smooth-skinned curse. ~ Now available as an eBook:
Curve of Her Claw

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