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December 2013Our Christmas list is up
Crime, Drugs, Star Wars and the Simpsons... It is time once again for this year’s Sense About Science Christmas Reading Room.
November 2013Waste experts answer your questions
Read our rubbish and recycling Q&A.
Lots of people have been asking for evidence behind claims about rubbish and recycling. Get involved in our rubbish week.
The Defamation Act 2013 will come into force on 1st January 2014 Minister for Justice Lord McNally announced in the House of Lords yesterday.
Monday 25th November 2013 - Come and join us at our first Scottish Ask for Evidence event!
We need to make a video to help people around the world to build the AllTrials campaign for all trials registered and all results reported. The video will feature the voices of some of the many patients, doctors and researchers who have joined forces under AllTrials, and just a little of Ben Goldacre.
October 2013Public led expert fed
The head of Europe’s pharmaceutical industry body has threatened “a series of lawsuits” if the EU’s medicines body goes ahead with its great plans to publish more of the clinical trial information it holds. The European Medicines Agency plans to proactively publish the Clinical Study Reports (CSRs) companies submit to it when they apply for a license.
September 2013What models are not…
In the midst of IPCC media coverage we look at models and uncertainty.
Every month there are dozens of news articles about medical breakthroughs and the internet is cluttered with claims about unproven treatments. The evidence for many of these treatments is often anecdotal and unreliable.
What impact will UK biodiversity decline have?
August 2013Debunked: Link between microwaves and cancer
Cory Doctorow, activist, journalist and blogger writing on Boing Boing helps spread the word about the Ask for Evidence campaign.
The AllTrials campaign has published a detailed plan on how all clinical trials can be registered and all results reported.
July 2013Pharmaceutical industry bodies plan to mobilise patient groups
A leaked memo from the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industry Associations (EFPIA) and the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhMRA) sets out their strategy.
We don’t want history to record that we didn’t do something because we couldn’t afford it. We need your help to grab this opportunity.
June 2013'Making Sense of Uncertainty' guide is launched
Think uncertainty is a bad thing? It’s actually a mark of sound science.
Government promises to bring new libel law into effect by end of the year