“Patents whose procedures are hard to reproduce are familiar to every industrial chemist, unfortunately, but coming across one that seems completely mistaken in its most important details is rare. And this is the first time I’ve seen one of these dragged out into the open literature for a give-and-take with the original authors about whether they’re delusional or not.”
Chemist Derek Lowe looks over a spat between researchers (In the pipeline blog).
Nick Fash, of the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium, explains how an octopus came to flood the facility (LA Times).
Debbie Pain, director of conservation at the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust, on plans to reintroduce cranes to the UK (Daily Telegraph).
The dangers of neodymium magnets explained by ‘Dirk from the Netherlands’ (Magnet Nerd).
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