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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


Higgs Boson and Beyond

In my last post, I wrote about the second year anniversary of the Higgs boson discovery, so it was very timely that the weekend directly afterwards I spent at the… 465 more words


Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition

I was in extremely august company on Saturday:

Yes, I was in the heart of London at the exceedingly beautiful home of the Royal Society… 265 more words