Monday, 8 October 2007


Whilst going through my backlog of email, I went through the Science table of contents. It included a paper with this title:

Major Australian-Antarctic Plate Reorganization at Hawaiian-Emperor Bend Time

OK, I recognise every word, but don't expect to see them in that order.

On reflection, I think it makes more sense if we assume there's a typo, and "Bend" is actually "Bed". Quite why antipodeans would want to reorganise their china at that time of day I'll let someone else explain. Or if anyone has a better (if not more accurate) interpretation, please tell! Bonus marks if it involves hedgehog pathways.

Reference (for those who care): Whittaker et al. (2007) Science 318: 83-86 DOI: 10.1126/science.1143769

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