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Bad Science: Quacks, Hacks, and Big Pharma Flacks

A few summers ago, my son came home from day camp and reported that he saw a “bad magician.” Was the magician incompetent, I asked, or was he evil? The bad scientists Ben Goldacre profiles in his book run this gamut of badness. Gillian McGrath, a nutritionist who claims that eating the darker leaves in […]

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In Science Communication & Ethics 2nd of October, 2013
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How to win a Nobel Prize for Biology

In 1895, Alfred Nobel wrote in his Last Will and Testament that he wished the bulk of his sizable estate to “constitute a fund, the interest on which shall be annually distributed in the form of prizes to those who, during the preceding year, shall have conferred the greatest benefit to mankind.” Nobel made his […]

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In Inspiring & Thought Provoking 24th of July, 2013