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Nigel Hawkes :: Wed, 04/04/2012 - 13:04

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A lot of science is just plain wrong

Suddenly, everybody’s saying it: the scientific and medical literature is riddled with poor studies, irreproducible results, concealed data and sloppy mistakes.

Sheila Bird :: Mon, 16/01/2012 - 11:50

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How common is research misconduct in the UK?

Nigel Hawkes :: Mon, 11/04/2011 - 15:30

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An avalanche of learning disabilities?

On March 25, The Times published an article headlined “Schools struggle with attention disorder ‘avalanche’”.
 

Nigel Hawkes :: Wed, 02/03/2011 - 10:40

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Detailing social research and statistics cuts

In 2008, the then-Government launched a research project called “Amplifying the voice of Muslim students”

Nigel Hawkes :: Wed, 12/01/2011 - 13:47

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Tracking cultural change in a blizzard of words

Have you ever wondered about the rising popularity of a word?

Nigel Hawkes :: Wed, 24/11/2010 - 14:01

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How honest are researchers?

Scientists from the US are the most prone to dishonesty, claims a new paper (1) in the Journal of Medical Ethics.

Nigel Hawkes :: Tue, 20/07/2010 - 08:32

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Home births unjustly maligned

Earlier this month, lots of media attention was paid to a new analysis concluding that giving birth at home tripled the chances of the baby dying.
 

Nigel Hawkes :: Tue, 01/06/2010 - 14:03

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Coroners' data: is secrecy serving the public interest?

The coroner who held the inquests into the victims of Harold Shipman has said that all deaths of babies in hospital should be reported to the local coroner.

Nigel Hawkes :: Tue, 20/04/2010 - 08:49

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Scientists gagged until the people vote

The British system really does treat electors like idiots.