Prof. James F. Scott, FRS of the Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge UK, has published advice (in the Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter) for the attention of fellow ferroic researchers. “If your ‘hysteresis loops’ look like figure 1(a), please do not publish them. Publish data that are saturated and have a region in Q versus V that […]
Mystery mass hiccups in Massachusetts. Time to consult Fesmire?
The Gloucester [Massachusetts] Times reports a mysterious medical outbreak.Outsiders (well, we) are suggesting that they contact Ig Nobel Prize winner Dr. Francis M. Fesmire, in case treatment is needed. Dr. Fesmire was awarded the 2006 Ig Nobel Prize for medicine, for his medical case report “Termination of Intractable Hiccups with Digital Rectal Massage” (at the […]
Can you count the different varieties of hysteria on display in the responses (in her comments section) to Jennifer Jacquet’s little test? Here’s Jacquet’s test: “Read this sign (recently photographed at my local Vancouver market, which is owned by Whole Foods) then gauge your response…” The responses will appear after you click on the photo: