Comparing apples and pears, apples and oranges

People full endlessly about whether and how to compare apples and pears, or apples and oranges, or whatever similar comparison is popular in their culture. Here’s a comparatively new approach: “Comparing Apples and Pears in Studies on Magnitude Estimations,” Mirjam Ebersbach [pictured here], Koen Luwel and Lieven Verschaffe, Frontiers in Cognitive Science, June 18, 2013. […]

Oranges & Agent Orange & navel navel size

Disambiguation preamble : 2,4-D should not in any way be confused with 2D:4D Some people feel that the ‘navels’ of Navel Oranges are just too big. What’s to be done? Giverson Mupambi, of the Agriculture (Horticultural Science) department at the Faculty of AgriSciences, Stellenbosch University, South Africa, wondered if a liberal application of 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid, 2,4-D […]