Science

Total 12 Posts

My job is to follow my curiosity in the public interest.

9 min read
I was recently accused of doing “partisan” science by the leader of a large right-wing Swiss political party, so this is going to be a few thoughts about academia, having open political positions and Switzerland. Grab a cuppa.

Surface of the Earth lost 28 trillion tonnes of ice.

1 min read
Planet Earth has lost 28 trillion tonnes of ice in just 23 years.

Coronavirus: What does it mean when the government says it is ‘following the science’?

5 min read
The balance between political judgements and scientific knowledge is a delicate one to negotiate.

Dominic Cummings and SAGE: Advisory group’s veil of secrecy has to be lifted.

5 min read
The notion of SAGE being independent appears nowhere in its 64 pages of guidelines. But the case for more transparency is obvious.

Not questioning Number 10’s coronavirus plan is a direct legacy of Brexit.

4 min read
On why Number 10’s science must be thoroughly scrutinised, questioned, checked, and tested before it becomes official, and why without an open and transparent debate, the government is demanding blind faith from an entire nation.

Coronavirus: Can herd immunity really protect us?

4 min read
Letting the virus ‘pass through the community’ is not a good public health strategy.

Katherine Johnson: NASA mathematician and much-needed role model.

5 min read
The pioneering African-American “computer” has died aged 101. It is stories like Katherine Johnson’s that need to be told.
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