Nit-picking Robinson Crusoe; Wrong cocktail; Baby radar; Much-lettered

This week’s Feedback column (that I write) in New Scientist magazine has four segments. Here are bits of each of them: Nit-picking literature — Little things bother some people. Elizabeth Kowaleski Wallace wonders why little things failed to bother Robinson Crusoe, the hero of Daniel Defoe’s 1719 novel, who spent 28 years documenting his plight as a castaway […]

Credentials quiz: Ph.D, M.MENSA, FRICS, etc.

Presumably a person’s professional credentials are important. This quiz will help you gauge how well you recognize and understand the importance of credentials. THE QUIZ QUESTION: How many of this person’s credentials — which are presented here in traditional abbreviated form — can you name in their full, unabbreviated form? Firas A Zaki, PhD M.MENSA,FRICS,PQS,PMP,RMP,SP,CCE,PSP,EVP […]