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Let’s say you find yourself out in the freezing Arctic with nothing to hunt with. Should you rely on “arguably one of the most popular ethnographic accounts of all time”, which suggests you can make a knife from your own, ahem, personal resources? Science says: no, you should not.

You should, however, drop me a line at to let me know what you think of this newsletter (once you get back into the warm, of course).

Flora Graham, senior editor, Nature Briefing

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