This week, the story broke that the UK government would begin adding folic acid to flour, to help prevent neural tube defects in new-borns. As someone who spends a reasonable amount of time on social media, Ginny Smith wasn’t surprised to see there was an instant backlash.Read More
If prominent scientists are supposed to be superior intellects, why do they so often start spouting utter bilge, sometimes in self-destructive ways? Dr Dean Burnett investigates.Read More
The black hole merger detected by its gravitational waves on 14 September 2015 pumped out 50 times more power than all the stars in the Universe combined. Guest blogger Dr Marcus Chown writes for us.Read More
A couple of days before Robin’s new book I’m a Joke and So Are You hit shops, we went to a Waterstones in London where Robin and Josie had a chat about the book with a lovely audience.Read More
It’s been about a week since physics professor Alessandro Strumia revealed his flimsily supported “proof” that women aren’t as good as men at physics to a bewildered audience of early-career researchers at CERN. Jenny Rohn’s first post for the CSN.Read More
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