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Climate change, African women and the editor’s job: looking back on 2014

December is the month when most people look back on their year – but I think it’s just about not...

Getting with the times on scientific advice — deciding by dissensus?

The discussions I heard about scientific expertise and evidence-based policy at the STEPS Symposium in Brighton last month still reverberate...

From scientist to journalist

A couple of weeks ago I came across a Wellcome Trust blog post by Kathryn Lougheed, a microbiologist who writes...

Scientific jargon: wrong means, right end

On July 25th Nature published a commentary by science writer Trevor Quirk, who called for the use of jargon in...

Development goals and multidisciplinarity

The buzz around Rio+20 — the UN Conference on Sustainable Development — was hard to miss last June and in...

News on emerging health threats

If you’ve tried to read a story through the news page of this website over the past few weeks, you...

A matter of drug quality

I can’t think of many issues that would engage an INTERPOL officer, a lawyer working with a major humanitarian organisation,...

An update

If you’re a regular visitor you’ll notice a mini-revamp of the site, done with the occasion of a move to...

‘New Delhi’ superbug: what’s the story?

Perhaps a particular group of superbugs has been getting an unfair share of the spotlight over the past few months…...

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