• Heatwaves and hope

    Climate scientist Sarah Perkins-Kirkpatrick knows more than most about the scorching summers of t...

    When I call Sarah Perkins-Kirkpatrick early one morning, our conversation naturally starts with the weather. For Perk...

    Climate August 7, 2018
  • Interview: Seeing the light in Hamburg

    Biomedical engineer Kathryn Margery Spiers.

    Kathryn Margery Spiers is an Australian scientist at PETRA III, the high-brilliance third generation synchrotron radi...

    Physics July 31, 2018
  • People should organise independent tests for medical marijuana

    Ben Goldacre sees no reason why cannabis trials need be conducted only by scientists.

    Randomised clinical trials led and organised by patients might be an excellent way to test claims made for medical ma...

    Biology October 17, 2017
  • The problem with eyewitness testimony

    Could you be convinced of a crime that never happened?

    Eyewitness testimony in a criminal trial assumes  that a person’s memory is reliable and accurate. But scientists now...

    Society January 19, 2015
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