Opening up on air

Rob McGinley Myers explains an absence of a year, and much more besides

One of the best aspects of subscribing to things is that it doesn't matter if they go dormant. Someone takes a break from feeding their website/newsletter/podcast? No problem. When they return, your subscription springs back to life.1 So it was a special treat to see a new episode of Anxious Machine pop up in my podcast feed.

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Because I'm a snarky know-it-all, I complained to the nice people at Sugru about their misuse of a plant's scientific name. Well, someone has to maintain standards. And because Suguru is a class act, I got the nicest reply:

Thanks a lot for taking the time to get in touch and point out the g...

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Duty calls

I love Sugru, and I admire and am grateful to Jane, its onlie true begetter, but when someone on the internet is wrong, duty calls.

Dear the Jane

See, that's weird.

Scientific names, like the names of people, just don't take a definite article. They are what linguists call strong proper...

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This just in from 538

Recent surveys have found that only about one in 10 Americans report that they do not believe in God, and only about 3 percent identify as atheist. But a new study suggests that the true number of atheists could be much larger, perhaps even 10 times larger than previousl...

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Tim Harford is an economist, the FT's Undercover Economist, and I really enjoy what he does, wherever he does it. The FT, Books, his BBC radio show More or Less and also guest appearances on other podcasts. Aside from subscribing to More or Less, though, I don't actually stalk him to see what he's up to. So it was a pleasant surprise to find Tim's article The Problem With Facts drip out of the firehose I try to sip from. It's a fine article, about how Big Tobacco provided the canonical example of the field now known as agnotology. 1

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