The John Maddox Prize – given for taking a bold scientific stance

You might perhaps have never heard about the John Maddox Prize, and so you might be inclined to think … “The What?”. This however is special. First, lets run over the background to it all. Sense about science is a British charity that promotes the public understanding of science, and they, amongst others, are folks who promote the … Read more

2012 List of Goofy pseudo-science claims from celebrities

At this time every year the charity Sense About Science (SAS) lists the truly daft things that various celebrities have endorsed and embraced during the past year. Amazingly 2012 was different, they were all a very sensible lot and there is nothing to report …. er, sadly no, instead it was exactly what you might expect. So … Read more