The ten-percenters: The hot, hot men who pinch copper

For young and youngish men of a certain disposition (regarding copper), these are exciting times, as this medical report attests. The report is: “Electrical burn injuries secondary to copper theft,” J.A. Dunne, D. J. Wilks, D.P. Mather, and J.M. Rawlins, European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery, epub 2015. The authors, at St George’s Hospital, London, […]

Purloining of burglary and other crime material, they say

A scientist suggests that others have committed wrongs with some of his research. Martin Short, who is CAM Assistant Adjunct Professor at the UCLA Mathematics Department, writes on his web site: Published Works … [7] M.B. Short, M.R. D’Orsogna, P.J. Brantingham, and G.E. Tita, Measuring and modeling repeat and near-repeat burglary effects,  J. Quant. Criminol. 25 (2009) [6] M.B. […]

Do ethicists steal more books (and stuff)?

“One might suppose that ethicists would behave with particular moral scruple,” begins the little monograph, looking you straight in the eye while snorting and grinning, textily. The two co-authors, philosophy professors who specialise in ethics, thus embark on what they call a “preliminary investigation” of their fellow ethics experts. Eric Schwitzgebel of the University of […]