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The carbon footprints of various sandwiches [study]
The carbon footprints of various sandwiches [study] ● There’s a chance (as yet unquantified) that you’re eating a sandwich as you read this. If so, you might pause to consider its carbon footprint  – which, it turns out, is likely to be content-dependent. That’s one of the findings of a 2018 study from Dr Namy Espinoza-Orias and Professor Adisa ... [ click to read full item ]
The mystery of cutting things in half [philosophical study]
The mystery of cutting things in half [philosophical study] ● Butchers, bakers and donutmakers probably won’t forsee all that much trouble in cutting something in half. If you’re a philosopher on the other hand . . . Problems arise when trying (to imagine) the process of cutting something exactly in half. Given that most objects could be said to have ... [ click to read full item ]
Recent progress in mermaid (and merfolk) studies
Recent progress in mermaid (and merfolk) studies ● Mermaids (and, more recently merfolk) have been the subject of examination in a number of scholarly studies. Here are a few examples from the last 5 years (or so). ● ARE MERMAIDS REAL? Rhetorical Discourses and the Science of Merfolk.in Shima, Volume 12 Number 2 2018 ● Swimming with mermaids: ... [ click to read full item ]

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