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April 2015Got questions about fracking?
Get them answered by an expert in our next live online Q&A
WHO calls for all clinical trial results to be published
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has made it unambiguously clear that researchers have an ethical imperative to make results from all clinical trials – including past trials – publicly available.
What do MPs think of RCTs?
A survey of MPs’ attitudes has found unexpected support for using randomised controlled trials (RCTs) to test social policy. It also found tensions over fairness, and a preference for personal stories when talking to the public.
March 2015University of Sheffield joins the plant science panel
February 2015MPs find EU regulation on GMOs not “fit for purpose”
Welsh translation of 'Sense about genetic ancestry testing' ahead of S4C documentary
Our popular guide to genetic ancestry testing is now available in Welsh.
Live Q&A – what does ‘natural’ actually mean?
Live plant science panel Q&A on Friday 27 February between 1 and 2pm.
January 2015Join us at AAAS
We're hosting a workshop, drinks reception and two sessions at this year's American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) conference, 12th - 16th February. Join us if you can.
Introducing Fact Check Central
Read, search and share fact checking blogs from across the web
New EU law allows countries to opt-out of growing GM
Researchers might benefit from the prospect of being able to use an evidence based approach in at least some member states.
Vacancy - Campaigns Manager
We are recruiting for this new post to run the AllTrials campaign and parts of other Sense About Science campaigns and responsive work.
December 2014The best kept detox secret?
Energy panel live Q&A
Can we get the energy we need without the emissions we don’t want?
November 2014Christmas 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 2014GM 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