The United Nation’s latest climate talks wrapped up in Ghana this week with participants citing particular progress on reducing emissions from deforestation and heavy industry (AP, Reuters). Read more
Hairy ears – yuck. But if you want to carry on hearing pins dropping around you, you’re going to need to hang on to those aural protrusions – or at least those right inside the ear (those unslightly sticky-out ones can go). Hairs in the inner ear are an important way of transferring sound but not everyone manages to keep them, perhaps after one poke too many with a cotton bud. With ear hairs – once they’re gone, they’re gone.
Nature is taking some flak this week for an editorial published in July on the Templeton Foundation, which gives sizeable grants for research on the crossover of science and spirituality. Some of that flak is coming from our own letters page.
What could either be an easily made mistake or a cutting insight comes to light in this year’s exam answer howlers competition, run by academic newspaper The Times Higher Education.
University of Southampton research fellow Anita Perryman submitted this statement from one of her students: “Tackling climate change will require an unpresidented response.”
It’s not known whether the student received marks for this.