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By Fiona Fox

This blog contains the thoughts of the author rather than representing the work or policy of the Science Media Centre.

Some of us are enjoying the break in the wall-to-wall Brexit coverage…

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don’t be complacent about the gains we have made

This week I had the honour of being made an honorary fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences.  A number of the press officers and scientists in the room encouraged me to post my short acceptance speech on my blog…so here you go. read more

inconvenient truths

Last week we ran press conferences on climate change and CFS/ME. The subjects are complex and contentious, and there is always the potential for jarring or simplistic headlines and strong reactions from the vocal critics of research in these fields. But it was the criticism from within the scientific community that we had not anticipated. read more

Nuff said about “Fake News”

I don’t know of a single fake news story in science or health. Not one – or not in national news media anyway. Yet everywhere I go people are discussing this new scourge, even in science and media circles where fake news is a non-issue. read more

poles apart

This is a guest post by Tom Sheldon, Senior Press Manager at the SMC.   In March 2016 the Natural Environment … read more

call off the hunt

Am I the only one who feels sorry for Tim Hunt? Judging from my inbox, I’m not. I can’t help … read more

abandon hype, all

The main subject of discussion at this year’s SMC Christmas bash was a new study published the same day, claiming … read more

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