Heated plot experiments reveal link between warmer early winters and lower crop yields

Innovative experiments using temperature-controlled field plots have helped to explain the link between early winter temperatures and yield in some of our most marketable arable crops. Credit: Phil Robinson – John Innes Centre Innovative experiments using temperature-controlled field plots have helped to explain the link between early winter temperatures and yield in some of our … Read more

Clashes of inference and perspective explain why children sometimes lose the plot in conversation

An example of the cards used in the experiment. The child could see all four cards, but had a conversation with a puppet manipulated by an adult, which could not ‘see’ the card top right. Thus, if the puppet asked for “the card with pears on”, the child had to grasp that they meant the … Read more