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Proof of quantum reality reaches publication

May 10, 2012 Leave a comment

Boost for quantum reality” reports how controversial claims of a proof of the reality of the quantum-mechanical wavefunction are gaining ground.

See also mymy earlier take on this story when the claims first aired in November.

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Linguists debate provocative claims about tribal language

May 10, 2012 Leave a comment

My story on controversy over the Piraha tongue covers Daniel Everett’s attack on Chomsky, and the pitfalls linguists face studying endangered languages.

First estimates by country of pre-term birth rates

A report from the WHO and advocacy groups says that 1 million premature babies die annually, and that most of these lives could be saved if developing countries introduced a few key affordable healthcare practices; my story at Nature.