Rolf Zwaan (co-author of the Ig Nobel Prize winning study “Leaning to the left makes the Eiffel Tower seem smaller: Posture-modulated thought“) is blogging about at amusing titles given to scholarly studies. He looks especially at his own field: I culled amusing titles from the 2003-2012 issues of Psych Science. It was not always easy to […]
“Instead of in general in particular it should say in particular. Instead of sharp cusps it should say non-axisymmetryc cusps.” So say authors of the study Non-Newtonian sink flow cusps Authors: Diego Samano, Roberto Zenit arXiv:0910.3269 BONUS QUESTION: Did they commit a spelling error with the word “axisymmetryc”?
You might wonder if there are lots of complaints about the title of this book: Asperger’s Syndrome For Dummies. You might wonder how the title is meant to be parsed. You might wonder who buys the book, and for what reasons. You might wonder all sorts of things.
This study’s title appears to have a typo. Does it? “Heavy meals in urban roadside soils, part 1: effect of particle size fractions on heavy metals partitioning,” Xue-Song Wang, Yong Qin and Yong-Kang Chen, Environmental Geology, vol. 50, 2006, pp. 1061–1066. The authors are at Huaihai Institute of Technology, China University of Mining and Technology, […]
What is a Grand Ph.D? Not many people have one. Not many people have even heard of it. Alexey Stakhov (pictured here) has one. His web site says he is a Grand PhD in Computer Science, a Professor, and President of the International Club of the Golden Section. The little-known, delightfully shadowy World Information Distributed […]