Apr 17, 2013
What if Dr Gregory House were on twitter?
Hungardian doctor Berci Meskó MD PhD knows his medical communities and uses the internet like a pro in his practice: “We must include digital literacy in the medical curriculum,” he tells TEDxNijmegen ;-)
Apr 16, 2013
You can grab a copy of my book Deceived Wisdom, as narrated by actor Kris Dyer (Radio 2, Nice Mum, Edinburgh Fringe etc), for free with the Audible introductory offer.
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Apr 15, 2013
Austerity measures – cutbacks in other words – are taking their toll on science. A special issue of The Euroscientist brings together an analysis of the impact of austerity on scientists and their research and the growing brain drain.
The magazine is also encouraging other scientists, including those based beyond Southern Europe, to share their experiences and to discuss how crowd sourcing and citizen science might overcome the deficits caused by funding cuts.
Apr 5, 2013
Periodically I receive links to stories in the British “tabloid” newspaper, The Daily Mail, from Sciencebase readers. I am yet to see anything in that paper that is worth the ink or electrons. Moreover, I wouldn’t even deem it fit to be torn up into squares and hung from a string in the lavatory for emergency use when you run out of loo roll.
This is an old clip from “Dan and Dan” singing The Daily …
I met David Spiegelhalter at a conference a while back, a very engaging and charismatic chap with the real stats and the data to tell you all about true risk.
His proper title is Professor of the Public Understanding of Risk at the University of Cambridge. He is in two minds literally about playing it safe or chucking caution to the wind. Decisions, decisions! Are …
Apr 3, 2013
Is another bird flu on the rise? Report from Nature on H7N9 type A influenza virus and reported outbreak in China.
Scientists and public health officials worldwide are on alert after China announced on 31 March that two people had died and a third had been seriously sickened from infections with a new avian flu virus, H7N9, that has never been seen before in humans.
via Novel bird flu kills two in China : Nature News …
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