Science Churnalism

science-churnalism

I have to confess I always used to have a rather romanticised view of science journalism. I thought finding a good science story might involve leisurely chats with scientists over coffee or just popping in to the nearest lab to find out what’s going on. It turns out, for the most part, I was wrong. […]

Bankrupting Physics

bankrupting-physics

Modern Physics is in trouble, it has become a mess of free parameters, over inflated theories and untestable nonsense. In Bankrupting Physics theoretical physicist Alex Unzicker and science writer Sheilla Jones argue that physics, just like the banking sector, has become too big to fail. Unzicker expertly guides us through the wonderful worlds of cosmology, […]

Sugar Pills For Dogs

sugarpill

If my patients could talk there’s just one thing I wish they’d mentioned to me sooner…there is a placebo effect in animals. The placebo effect is any effect a treatment has that is not due to its medical properties. For example a person who takes a sugar pill and is told it is a new […]