Science ethics

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How to keep science honest

Monday, 2 September 2013

An apparent breakthrough in embryonic stem cell research has raised all the old ethical questions about cloning, along with three new ones

Selman Waksman (right) deprived student Albert Schatz (left) of credit for streptomycin.

In conversation with Peter Pringle

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

COSMOS chats to journalist Peter Pringle about a famous scientific rip-off that followed the discovery of a cure for tuberculosis.


Test-tube baby pioneer dies aged 87

Thursday, 11 April 2013

British scientist Robert Edwards, who was awarded a Nobel prize for his pioneering work in developing in vitro fertilisation (IVF), has died aged 87, his university announced.

Scientists lift freeze on bird flu research_COSMOS science magazine

Scientists lift freeze on bird flu research

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Scientists who created a mutant bird flu virus said they will resume the controversial research after taking a 12-month break to allay fears of the bug escaping the lab or falling into terrorist hands.

Obama climate change_COSMOS science magazine

Obama in forceful call to address climate change

Monday, 21 January 2013

U.S. President Barack Obama vowed to make climate change a priority as he was sworn in to a second term, using some of his most forceful language yet despite uncertain political prospects.

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Just the facts ain’t enough, ma’am

Wednesday, 18 July 2012 - 8 comments

Simply presenting people with evidence does not alter beliefs, especially those that are deeply held. But that doesn’t mean you have to tolerate quackery.

Greenpeace destroys CSIRO wheat GM trial_COSMOS science magazine

Greenpeace destroys CSIRO wheat GM trial

Thursday, 14 July 2011 - 75 comments

In the early hours of July 14, Greenpeace protestors gained illegal entry into an experimental CSIRO operated farm near Canberra and destroyed a crop of genetically modified (GM) wheat.

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Climate reporting “too balanced” say scientists

Thursday, 19 April 2007 - 65 comments

Airing the views of climate change sceptics in the media may only be serving to keep the global warming controversy boiling.


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