A study in PNAS has gotten tons of affectionate press, probably because puppies are so darned cute.
So-called “fairy circles” yielded to a natural explanation, according to a research team: they are abandoned termite mounds. Now, however, another natural theory is rising.
Pointing out the review’s many failings will be the work of multiple articles. Let’s start by zeroing in on just one segment.
Biologist Ann Gauger explains how she and Douglas Axe tested popular hypotheses for protein origins.
Here’s the simple test to tell if scientists are exaggerating wildly. Let’s call it: “The Principle of Comparative Difficulty.”