Monthly Archives: July 2011

Evidence Based Policy: He's Not The Messiah

Brian Deer has won many plaudits over the year for his excellent journalism, which was key in exposing the research fraud of Andrew Wakefield and did much to fight the damaging anti-MMR brigade. However this appears to have left dear Brian with a bit of a chip on his shoulder about how science works. Continue reading

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Lava Bacteria and Germy Soap Pumps?

We welcome Jennifer Keane to the Twenty-First Floor, who is looking to get her hands clean after the journey up in the elevator… Continue reading

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The Patriotism Delusion

Following on from last week’s article on the superstitious nature of nationalism, Dario Battisti examines the patriotic delusions that inspired the recent terrorist attacks in Norway, Continue reading

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Ever Wanted to See a Dinosaur on Chambers Street?

The National Museum of Scotland opens this Friday, complete with a refugee from Jurassic Park. Continue reading

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Psychobabble: The Blame Game

The last few days have had contained more than their fill of tragedy, and the reaction of some has been, in Keir Liddle’s opinion, grossly inappropriate. Continue reading

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Them Foreign Germs? Comin’ Over Here?

The Olympics will bring many things to this country – germs being among their number. Continue reading

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Bite Sized Science: Space Shuttle – The Complete Missions

A video of the complete missions of the space shuttle. Continue reading

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