Is life extension science an astonishing promise or an astonishing threat? Or both? Read more.
Category archives: science
The terrible howlers in James Lovelock’s new book show that genius is no defence against being wrong. Read more.
The governments of Britain, Canada and Australia are trying to stamp out scientific dissent. Read more.
Why does a crazy set of beliefs in one field seem to migrate into unrelated subjects? Read more.
We explore the mutual incomprehension across the climate emails divide Read more.
Science and humanities students view each other with incomprehension: blame our dumb, narrow schooling. Read more.
In fighting for science, we subscribe to a comforting illusion: that people can be swayed by the facts. Read more.
David Bellamy’s at it again, with even dafter claims about climate change. Read more.
Matt Ridley raged against the government – until he needed £16 billion Read more.
It’s happening, it’s systematic, and it is precisely the opposite story to the one the papers are telling. Read more.
It doesn’t give a damn about whether the facts stack up – as long as it creates a controversy. Read more.
Darwin tells us that we are no more than assemblages of complex molecules. We should celebrate this. Read more.
Climate change denial, as David Bellamy’s claims show, is based on pure hocus pocus Read more.
The biotech companies want us to consider everything except their motives. Read more.
The conflicts of interest revealed by the MMR story are everywhere. Read more.