Nigel Hawkes :: Wed, 26/01/2011 - 11:31

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Journalists go to sleep counting penguins

When a leading journal publishes a mathematical error, how many journalists spot it? Very few, to judge from a recent slip by Nature.

Nigel Hawkes :: Mon, 01/03/2010 - 18:17

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The Guardian gets its bugs in a twist

The Guardian has an entertaining story today about the number of bugs in Britain's soil. Apparently they've doubled in number in the past decade.

Nigel Hawkes :: Tue, 15/12/2009 - 16:00

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Why have blue whales changed their tune?

How do you count blue whales? By listening to their songs, suggest a group of US oceanographers.