Nigel Hawkes :: Wed, 26/01/2011 - 11:31

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Journalists go to sleep counting penguins

When a leading journal publishes a mathematical error, how many journalists spot it? Very few, to judge from a recent slip by Nature.

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, 20/04/2010 - 08:49

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Scientists gagged until the people vote

The British system really does treat electors like idiots.

Nigel Hawkes :: Thu, 14/01/2010 - 11:15

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No crisis in science writing, but it could be better

A new report calls for better training for journalists who write about science, especially in the understanding of statistics.

Sheila Bird :: Tue, 18/08/2009 - 10:47

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Where have all the virologists gone?

There are big gaps in UK data on swine flu, many of them because so few virological confirmations of H1N1 seem to be being undertaken anywhere. But virology matters - and if more tests had been done, we might begin to understand why the number of people in hospital for swine flu in England is so much greater than in Scotland.

Nigel Hawkes :: Mon, 02/02/2009 - 00:00

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Ask a stupid question ...


Pity poor Darwin. So many people are using his bicentenary as a grindstone on which to hone their prejudices.