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News and Comment

December 2014

Energy panel live Q&A
Can we get the energy we need without the emissions we don’t want?

November 2014

Christmas Reading Room 2014

Sense About Science Annual Lecture

European Chief Scientific Adviser post - no longer

I'll see you in court: ten people silenced by libels
Join Simon Singh and the Libel Reform Campaign in Belfast to hear discussions the people of Northern Ireland cannot hear due to the archaic state of the law of libel.

Ask for Evidence Online launched today
Today we're putting politicians, companies, NGOs and individuals on notice that they should expect to be asked for evidence soon as we launch Ask for Evidence Online.

October 2014

GM in Europe, it's not what you think
Discussions in Europe have been around GM as a corporate issue which ignores its use in publicly funded research.

Winners of the 2014 John Maddox Prize for standing up for science announced

This is our chance: WHO seeks comments on reporting clinical trial results
Respond to the World Health Organisation's consultation on reporting results of clinical trials before 15th November.

Live Q&A - send us your questions on genome editing

On 28th October Professor Robbie Waugh, Dr Glenn Bryan, Professor Jonathan Jones, Professor Ottoline Leyser and Dr Huw Tyson will be answering your questions about new genome editing techniques.

EMA removes some restrictions from its data sharing policy
Europe's medicines body listened to us and made it easier for researchers to do their jobs.

September 2014

VoYS member wins science communication award

Mumsnet & Ask for Evidence
This week Mumsnet, the UK’s biggest network for parents, is featuring Ask for Evidence as its “Campaign of the Week”.

Free policy conference for early career scientists
The University of Sheffield group ‘Science in Policy’ has organised a free science-policy conference to be held on the 7th November 2014.

August 2014

Two job opportunities at Sense About Science
We have two new vacancies

Should the EMA be allowed to censor independent analysis of data?
European medicines body seems to want to control publication of analyses of data about side effects of drugs

Energy panel - coming soon

July 2014

No plans to promptly count the dead: The Government replies to our letter

We’ve just received a reply to the letter we sent over a month ago to the Prime Minister saying that the official statistics on deaths in England and Wales are wrong.

VoYS Spoof Diets
Diets on the internet: You might as well make them up

Letter to Mr Juncker: Scientific scrutiny in Europe is essential

We and many organisations across Europe have written to President elect of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker to ask him not to abolish the post of Chief Scientific Advisor. Our letter is in response to a call from environmental NGOs to “scrap this position.

Encouraging young people to ask critical questions
New Ask for Evidence work with teenagers

Live Q&A - send us your questions on soil

Bringing libel reform to Scotland
The Defamation Act 2013 must be extended to Scotland. Can you join us in Edinburgh on Thursday 17th July at 5 pm?

Comment: The Medical Innovation Bill is vague and unnecessary

The Medical Innovation Bill, a private member’s bill that has been taken up by the government, aims to prevent doctors from being sued for negligence when they use a novel or innovative treatment.  It passed Second Reading in the Lords on 27th June 2014 and now goes to Committee.

Today we are launching the Spanish translation of Sense About Homeopathy.

June 2014

But does it make us safer?

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