Science & Technology

Is there a case for fracking?

Is there a case for fracking?

May 13, 2014 at 1:32 pm 0 comments

Where is our sense of urgency? David Cameron has said that “Fracking for shale gas is good for our country…it is our duty to get on with it, especially in view of the Ukrainian crisis.” Last week, sounding frustrated, Cameron asked “Why is it taking us so long, compared withRead More

Most medical research is flawed, says leading medical editor

Most medical research is flawed, says leading medical editor

February 7, 2014 at 5:57 pm 0 comments

Twenty years ago last week the statistician Doug Altman published an editorial in the BMJ arguing that much medical research was of poor quality and misleading. In his editorial entitled, “The Scandal of Poor Medical Research,” Altman wrote that much research was “seriously flawed through the use of inappropriate designs, unrepresentative samples,Read More