I Spy…Conscience Planétaire

In New Scientist, 18 February 2017 Humans evading responsibility yet again in this week’s issue of the New Scientist. Climate change is framed as the cause for animal suffering and extinction, while human destructive activity and crimes against the environment and sentient beings is backgrounded: “Climate change is already harming around 700 species of mammals and birds… Continue reading I Spy…Conscience Planétaire

I spy… Shark deprived of her mate

In New Scientist, 21 January 2017 The article reports the consequences that led a shark, who was denied company of her male friend, to become pregnant without having a male involved. The state-of affairs represented in various linguistic features from lexicogrammatical and semantic choices to cohesive chains, is that which holds a human-supremacist view. The titles: Online… Continue reading I spy… Shark deprived of her mate

I spy…Holiday Cheer(s)

In New Scientist, 3 December 2016 and Metro, 6 December 2016 New Scientist boasts that, “after years of public health messaging and a tightening of the advice on safe limits, the UK public finally seems to be reading the warning signs”.  Additionally, it is claimed that alcohol consumption is decreasing especially among young people, which is… Continue reading I spy…Holiday Cheer(s)

I spy… Fishing for blame

In New Scientist, 3 December 2016 “Invasive species[…] have been spotted in the deep seas of the eastern Mediterranean. The unexpected visitors were seen by remotely operated vehicle descending to depths of 1 kilometre in waters off Lebanon.” How interestingly are marine life framed! Who is the real invasive specie in this story? How many… Continue reading I spy… Fishing for blame

I spy… H5N8 x2 = ?

In New Scientist, 26 Nov. 2016 In Hebrew, there is a fitting colloquial expression: para para (in direct translation: cow cow) meaning to take one step at a time. (The origin of this phrase is unclear). As the entire article is problematic, it will be interesting to take each clause para para: ” It’s here, just in… Continue reading I spy… H5N8 x2 = ?

I spy…Poopy food?

From New Scientist 19th November 2016: California biotech company Calysta has announced the first ever large-scale factory that uses microbes to turn natural gas – methane- into high-protein animal feed. Here’s who’s behind this: The factory, which will be built in the US in collaboration with food giant Cargill… Twisting the truth in 3, 2,… Continue reading I spy…Poopy food?

I spy… ‘Tis the season to be..hunting?

In New Scientist, 26 Nov. 2016 Joshua Sokol reports on the latest efforts to find planets that can support life, and that are similar to Earth’s life-sustaining conditions. There are quite a few intriguing linguistic observations to be made. We will examine both the similarities and differences in the print and online versions of this article.… Continue reading I spy… ‘Tis the season to be..hunting?