The Topography of Robbery: Does Slope Matter? [study]

Are there fewer robberies in urban areas where the streets are quite steep? A question investigated in a 2020 research project by Professor Cory Haberman and Professor James Kelsay entitled : The Topography of Robbery: Does Slope Matter? Journal of Quantitative Criminology volume 37, pages 625–645. “Steeper street blocks may have fewer robberies because they make the physical […]

Auke-Florian Hiemstra joins Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists (LFHfC)

Auke-Florian Hiemstra has joined the The Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists™ (LFHCfS). He says: I’m a biologist at Naturalis Biodiversity Center, studying animal architecture. My research is focused on artificial nest material: the inclusion of plastic litter in nests. During the covid pandemic, for example, many birds started to use our facemasks as nesting […]

Ig Nobel Winners Leap from Magnetized Cockroaches to Entangled Tardigrades

Ig Nobel Prize-winning research comparing magnetized and unmagnetized cockroaches has now led to an experiment involving quantum entanglement and a tardigrade. Details about the tardigrade and entanglement are in this study: “Entanglement Between Superconducting Qubits and a Tardigrade,” K. S. Lee, Y. P. Tan, L. H. Nguyen, R. P. Budoyo, K. H. Park, C. Hufnagel, […]