Texting & falling, Many-Lettered, Autophagy for all, Jarring, Pleasing

This week’s Feedback column (that I write) in New Scientist magazine has five segments. Here are bits of each of them: Down, with texting — Want to guess what might happen if someone walks while texting? If you prefer a formally educated guess to an autodidactic supposition, Paulo Pelicioni and his colleagues at the University of New […]

The Mel B. Yoken Collection: Belles letters in profusion

We recently had the honor and pleasure of meeting Professor Mel. B Yoken — the very same Mel B. Yoken whose collection of several hundred thousand letters from great personages is housed at Brown University. The Mel. B. Yoken Collection was profiled, some years ago, in The Indy, a Brown student newspaper, by Ellora Vilkin. The full article […]