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Surfer’s ears – and what can be done about them [new study]
Surfer’s ears – and what can be done about them [new study] ● “External auditory exostoses, also known as surfer’s ear, are benign tumours of the external auditory canal. They form primarily as a result of environmental factors, including recurrent exposure to cold water (below 19°C) or cold air, with a prevalence in surfers ranging from 38% to 73.5%. The prevalence and severity ... [ click to read full item ]
The photovoltaic effect of “ferroelectric” bananas [new study]
The photovoltaic effect of “ferroelectric” bananas [new study] ● Building on the work of Prof. James F. Scott, FRS of the Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge UK, who showed that : “[…] ordinary bananas exhibit closed loops of switched charge versus applied voltage that are nearly identical to those misinterpreted as ferroelectric hysteresis loops in crystals.” See: ‘Hysterical ferroelectric banana misinterpretations’, ... [ click to read full item ]
Recent Progress in ‘Monty Python’ studies
Recent Progress in ‘Monty Python’ studies ● Monty Python has not, repeat not, been ignored by academia. Here are links to but a few of the scholarly studies which look at, examine, discuss, evaluate, appraise, assess, analyse and otherwise probe the Monty Python oeuvre, and its wider, and narrower, implications, entailments, illations, connotations, inferences, and ramifications. ● ... [ click to read full item ]

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