by Rebecca Nesbit
In the book of Exodus God sends a plague of locusts to devour Egypt’s plants and trees because Pharaoh was holding the Israelites captive. You’d be forgiven, of course, for thinking that it was weather patterns, not God or Pharaoh, that caused a huge swarm to darken the skies [...]
by Nichola Hawkins
“Let’s hear your evidence, not your legal muscle.”
So said the editor of the New Zealand Medical Journal when an article questioning some chiropractic treatments resulted in the threat of libel action. The New Zealand Chiropractic Association took this advice and did not pursue their claim.
In the UK, [...]
This is the video of our day at the Science is Vital march – our thoughts, the organisers and speakers’ thoughts, and thoughts of others who attended. We broadened our horizons!
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Thanks to Natural England we can express our views on government policy by completing this online survey. It’s pretty easy – four open-ended questions on the benefits of the natural environment and how it can be improved.
It wasn’t quite clear whether I should be talking of direct benefits (I saw a kingfisher on [...]
A love of science, some geeky jokes, some well crafted banners, and some bad singing – Trish and I fitted in well at the Science is Vital rally on Saturday. It was organised very quickly as an emergency response to the proposed budget costs. So here are our thoughts on the issues and a [...]
It has been suggested that the world population could increase to over 9 billion by 2050. This overpopulation will require a doubling of global food production and lead to many other problems besides. But what is the alternative?
Four decades ago the impending problem of population growth was picked up in China where the [...]
Predictions suggest the world’s population will peak in 40 years time at 9 billion, and to feed them all we need a 40% increase in food production. In a recent review, Valentí Rull from the Botanical Institute of Barcelona questioned whether scientific advances that increase food production are really the way forward.
On the face [...]