Disambiguating the Lessons from the Ambiguous-Colored Dress

Many will recall the intense Feb. 2015 internet and media storm around the ‘is-it-black/blue’ or ‘is-it-white/gold’ Tumblr dress photo. It’s now become the focus of an international group of colour scientists, who have performed the first [we believe] laboratory-based study centering around the famous photo. The team, from the universities of Granada and Extremadura in […]

Lingo Overload: meme, meme, meme

Today’s Lingo Overload Example is a lushly lingo-laden meme paper: “The misunderstanding of memes: Biography of an unscientific object, 1976–1999,” Jeremy Trevelyan Burman [pictured here], Perspectives on Science, Spring 2012, Vol. 20, No. 1, Pages 75-104. The author is at York University. The publisher says: “Burman was named an ‘international emerging scholar’ by the Jacobs Foundation and […]