Archive for May, 2012

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.


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.