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Gatekeepers of Bad Science

I have to admit something very embarrassing and unusual happened yesterday. I was had. It was all the fault of this tweet from Norman Benson: 625 more words

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Does hype affect public trust in science?

Over the last few weeks, you may have noticed that there are two main causes of science hype. That is, science hype caused by inaccurate representation of science… 634 more words


DNA fingerprinting pioneer honoured by Royal Society

The inventor of genetic fingerprinting has been awarded the world’s oldest science prize, the Royal Society’s Copley Medal.

In 1984, Prof Sir Alec Jeffreys stumbled on a method for distinguishing individuals based on their DNA. 346 more words