Moss excitement / Astro on Burglary / ABBAisms / Safe Tandoori

This week’s Feedback column (that I write) in New Scientist magazine has four segments. Here are bits of each of them: Moss excitement — “It’s not every day you can watch moss grow!” says a press release from the University of Wollongong (UOW), Australia. Too true. The details in the press release lead to an invitation…. Astronomers and […]

Purloining of burglary and other crime material, they say

A scientist suggests that others have committed wrongs with some of his research. Martin Short, who is CAM Assistant Adjunct Professor at the UCLA Mathematics Department, writes on his web site: Published Works … [7] M.B. Short, M.R. D’Orsogna, P.J. Brantingham, and G.E. Tita, Measuring and modeling repeat and near-repeat burglary effects,  J. Quant. Criminol. 25 (2009) [6] M.B. […]