Thanks to Maoi and the Cambridge University Filipino Students’ Society (don’t ask) for a tip-off to this story about how to get a paper in PNAS (a highly respected scientific journal—and I’m not being sarcastic for a change) by mathematically modelling the folding of fabrics.

Incidentally, Maoi, I’ve just been to see Lost in Translation (as recommended by Judith and Jo, but warned against by Sonya) with your favourite polemicist this evening. You won’t be surprised to read that she was bored. My review to follow.