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 […]
Does fecal sludge in pit latrines decompose more aerobically, or more anaerobically? The debate bubbles, bubbles, toils, and troubles on, in the research journal Water Science & Technology: Miriam H. A. van Eekert and colleagues, like their rivals, do not settle for too-quick, easily-disposed-of answers. Some things take time.
The teabag composition initiative—or, to use its even more formal name, the TeaComposition initiative—aims to measure how fast teabags decompose in different settings. “The advantages of using tea bags to study decomposition,” say the organizers, are, in their words: simple, standardized, cheap and time-efficient method uses commercially available Lipton tea bags tea bags constitute a pre […]