26 September 2008

Science Journal in Doghouse

As weighty reads go, it doesn't get much more serious than presidential candidates in conversation with the world's leading scientific journal. And the latest issue of international science journal Nature has a front cover of suitable gravitas, evenly split between statesmanlike images of the US presidential contenders.

Pity no one told the advertising department. In an eerie mirror image, the magazine's back cover features two Labrador pups, one black, one golden, in uncannily similar poses to Barack Obama and his rival John McCain.

The journal swears they were not being deliberately cheeky. "We didn't know until the issue landed on our desks," Nature pleads. "It just goes to show that editorial and advertising aren't working in cahoots."

[Source: Times Online UK]