This week’s ambiguously-worded science headline: “Profitability and Cost Analysis for Contract Broiler Production in Turkey,”by Suleyman Karaman, Yavuz Taşcıoğlu, and Osman Doğan Bulut, Animals, vol. 13, no. 13, 2023. The authors are based at Akdeniz University and Iğdır University, Turkey.
This week’s Feedback column (that I write) in New Scientist magazine has three segments. Here are bits of each of them: Double Jeopardy — … Jane Ridley assesses a tough legal problem in an Insider.com article with an extremely long headline: “Identical college twins were accused of cheating in an exam by signaling. They won $1.5 million […]
How can the vastness of cyberspace can be ‘governed’ in any practical way? Perhaps some ‘Constructive Ambiguity’ might help resolve such questions? A 2015 thesis by Professor Paul Cornish (Associate Director of Oxford University’s Global Cyber Security Capacity Centre and Research Group Director for Defence, Security and Infrastructure at RAND Europe in Cambridge, UK) suggests […]
The world suffers from miscommunication due to ambiguous interpretation of emoji, explains a soon-to-be-published study: The study is called ” ‘Blissfully happy’ or ‘ready to fight’: Varying Interpretations of Emoji.” Authors Hannah Miller, Jacob Thebault-Spieker, Shuo Chang, Isaac Johnson, Loren Terveen, and Brent Hecht, are in the GroupLens Research group at the University of Minnesota. In the […]
“EGGS ARE FALLING“, says an ambiguously worded headline in the March 12, 1910 issue of the Lawrence Daily World. BONUS: The much later development of the square egg BONUS (and possibly bogus, despite and because of which it drew angry letters from the same person): Experiment: Which Came First — The Chicken Or the Egg?
New Zealand’s 3News has a good intentionally ambiguous headline: University investigating sea slug sex life Massey University is turning its skills on an ‘urgent, local issue’ – the sex life of a sea slug. “We want to find out who the slugs are having sex with,” says evolutionary geneticist Professor Paul Rainey. “Is it with […]