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Getting into the lab, via the stomach

Added: 26 Jan 2020

Of all the incentives lab supply companies have in their arsenal – there is one guaranteed way they…

Festive footprint

Added: 19 Dec 2019

More than 11,000 scientists have warned of a “catastrophic hothouse Earth” that could result from c…

Time to be selective

Added: 15 Dec 2019

As the AMR crisis looms large, we would do well to look beyond classic drug targets says Dr Thomas …

The hidden power of mathematics

Added: 12 Dec 2019

As she gets set to tread the boards for the Royal Institution Christmas Lectures, Dr Hannah Fry tal…

Moving from push to pull

Added: 9 Dec 2019

Nothing less than an entirely new model of drug development is needed if we are to create new antib…

Priorities ahead of UK general election

Added: 3 Dec 2019

Perhaps never before has UK politics appeared to move so quickly yet largely stood still.

A very positive destruction

Added: 2 Dec 2019

Totally eradicating disease is a very rare thing indeed and requires, among other things, global co…

Just good sense

Added: 29 Nov 2019

Síle  Lane is on a mission to challenge misrepresentation of science and evidence. She is leading t…

Why we need a science of science

Added: 25 Nov 2019

At the launch of a new initiative to understand how research is funded, practiced and evaluated, Pr…

Money talks... and heals

Added: 25 Nov 2019

Beware the dreaded hyperbole. That is always in the forefront of my mind when writing for you. But …

Make ‘em laugh, make ‘em think…

Added: 11 Nov 2019

The Ig Nobel awards ceremony is a highlight of the scientific calendar with its celebration of unco…

11,000 scientists declare climate emergency

Added: 6 Nov 2019

More than 11,000 scientist signatories support new a paper warning of “untold human suffering” that…

Time to reconcile science and philosophy

Added: 4 Nov 2019

Despite close historical ties, philosophy and science have had a bumpy relationship in the modern e…

UK government withdraws fracking support

Added: 4 Nov 2019

The government has withdrawn its support of fracking in England until further scientific evidence i…

NHS England urges homeopathy ban

Added: 28 Oct 2019

NHS England has written to the Professional Standards Agency urging it to remove its accreditation …

A bad acid trip

Added: 21 Oct 2019

Ocean acidifcation, the lesser known relative of global warming, causes particular damage to coral …

The power of imaging everything in the lab

Added: 18 Oct 2019

Snapping pictures in the lab is more than just posting selfies on social media, says Dr Matthew Par…

Brexit already damaging UK science, says Royal Society

Added: 17 Oct 2019

Figures released by the Royal Society indicate the damaging impact on UK science caused by the unce…

AI university to open in UAE next year

Added: 16 Oct 2019

The world’s first graduate level research university dedicated to AI will welcome its first intake …

Wellcome Trust on the hunt for best public engagement

Added: 16 Oct 2019

The Wellcome Trust has launched an initiative to find the best examples of public engagement projec…