In BBC Focus, Christmas 2016 On p. 35 it is reported that coltan mining that make up smartphones in The Democratic Republic of Congo is one of the major causes of the decline in lowland gorilla population, from 16,900 to 3,800. Jay L. Lemke in his article Travels in Hypermodality notes that the way we read… Continue reading I Spy… Gorillas and Trajectories
In BBC Focus, issue 302 Christmas 2016 Boy do BBC Focus know how to bury the lead. The story beings with a positive frame: “In a breakthrough that’s been described by researchers as the Holy Grail of genetics”, we can see an almost religious exaltation. The reader gets excited to learn more, but we should be cautious.… Continue reading I spy… RATinitis pigmentosa
In BBC Focus, Dec 2016 – under the headline: “Five of the most bizarre science experiments in history”. Here’s a translation of what actually happened: What is says… What actually happened: She lived with a dolphin = The dolphin… Continue reading I spy… Scientific sex offense -try saying that three times fast!