Project Fear has been ongoing for some time now. Here’s a poster urging the plain people of Ireland to vote ‘No’ to the European Union’s Lisbon Treaty back in 2008: I suppose you don’t really need me to tell you what happened next. The Lisbon Treaty was eventually passed, after […]
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You want fame? Yes, it’s FameLab time again! The International FameLab Science Communication competition is returning to Galway in 2018! Book your ticket to attend the Galway Regional Heat during which participants will compete for two places in the Ireland final. Scientists from a variety of backgrounds will offer presentations […]
We all know that the world is complex, and that science is increasingly so. Gone are the days when one person could successfully grasp the entirety of what science could teach. Not only that, but the way in which scientific research findings are accumulated and shared in the modern world is […]
Greetings from Riyadh Airport. Saudi Arabia is, well, different. And, moving on… Here in Riyadh the government have been having to deal with mass panic over an outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), which has taken the lives of over 70 victims. Typically MERS is associated with camels, and […]
Here’s a classic science communication fiasco. Many of us believe empiricism enables the resolution of uncertainty with data, and that more information is better than less. That’s why we do science. One of the moral imperatives that drive us is that carefully scrutinized, systematically replicable, and objectively verifiable information trumps […]
I thought long-time readers would be interested in this post from my friend in blogging, Pranab Chatterjee (he of http://scepticemia.com and https://twitter.com/scepticemia fame). It relates to the question of vaccination, which has been covered here on The Science Bit many times in the past. Pranab gives us a great account […]