Fortune magazine tells how an Ig Nobel Prize winner was named the top young business school professor: The 10 top B-school professors under 40 Business school professors come in all stripes and colors. But the very best of the lot share a few common qualities: They are all supremely well educated, highly talented researchers, exceptional […]
New recommendation for distributing fresh vs. aged poultry litter
One should not necessarily be blithe about distributing fresh vs. aged poultry litter, if one takes to heart the findings of this study: “Centrifugal spreader mass and nutrients distribution patterns for application of fresh and aged poultry litter,” W. D. Temple, M. Skowrońska, and A. A. Bomke [pictured here], Journal of Environmental Management, vol. 139, […]
An apparently startling discovery: Young persons send text messages
The Pew Research Center announced — in large, bold type — their apparently surprising new research finding: Texting Is Nearly Universal Among Young Adult Cell Phone Owners The vast majority of cell phone owners send and receive text messages. Large numbers of cell owners across all demographic groups do so, with the exception of mobile […]
Dinosaur hunter Horner hoax? Huh?
Investigator Virginia Cox sent us this note: If you, like me, like dinosaurs, you have been following the adventures of paleontologist Jack Horner. He is my hero. Can you or one of your readers tell me, though, if this is a hoax? A newspaper called the Bozeman Magpie has this report: “Famous Paleontologist Jack Horner […]
Pigeon-toed gait in intelligent women?
Bruce Charlton, editor until recently of the journal Medical Hypotheses, writes in his blog: Pigeon-toed gait endemic among intelligent young women: medical note I have observed that a pigeon-toed gait is now endemic among intelligent young women (such as students). A pigeon-toed gait means walking such that the toes of the feet are turned-inwards…. Being […]