Big thumbs down: a committee of Facebook reviewers—should be rephrased “functionaries—decided to censor a story published on ScientificAmerican.com that we reposted to our Facebook page. Am I getting overexercised here? No, “censor” is the right word in this instance.
Okay, what story was that? Nature News reported on a scientific study published this week in the august journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences(Scientific American is part of Nature Publishing Group and we posted their story on our site and then later on our Facebook page). The story was widely tracked, not just by us, but by dozens of media outlets because the study was a scientific take on one of those perennial topics that is the stuff of collective fascination, whether you own up to it or not. So what topic was that? Okay, let’s coyly spell it out here: does size matter?