In the Jan. 25 "Big Idea," Jacob Weisberg originally misspelled the name of Attorney General Alberto Gonzales.
In a Jan. 25 "Today's Papers," Lea Rappaport Geller stated that a Washington Post story about sexual harassment on college campuses claimed that 62 percent of college women surveyed admitted having experienced sexual harassment. In fact, the story stated that 62 of college students (both male and female) reported experiencing sexual harassment.
In a Jan. 24 "Gardening," Constance Casey incorrectly described the jaws of deers. The correct description is that deers have incisors on the lower half of their jaws and only hard gum on the upper half.
In a Jan. 20 "Explainer," Daniel Engber stated that Turks refer to a blind man as a hafiz—meaning one who has completely memorized the Quran—whether or not he has earned the title. This practice is not widespread.
In a Jan. 19 "Explainer," Daniel Engber stated that identical twins sometimes reject each other's tissues; this never happens. He also implied that each person expresses only six different MHC antigens. Though there are more, tissue tests generally focus on six.