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Science and the giant rubber duck… He's watching..

Lies, damn lies and statistics: How to pick apart science headlines

The writer Mark Twain once wrote: “there are just three types of lies: ‘lies, damn lies, and statistics“. I couldn’t have put it better myself. For a number of reasons, … Continue reading

June 26, 2013 · 1 Comment

What the Dawkins…?

I always wondered what happens when you win at Solitaire on Windows 98’… Cool vid. 4:47 onwards

June 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Artificial sweeteners: a pretty sweet deal?

  I was in a coffee shop the other day with some friends. Now, I don’t usually like coffee much, and that day I really wasn’t in the mood for … Continue reading

June 24, 2013 · 2 Comments

Golden Gate cloning: how to build a genetic library

Synthetic biology is progressing fast – … However, whilst so many improvements in the field have the potential to revolutionise biotechnology, we maintain a constant limiting factor: our lack of … Continue reading

June 20, 2013 · 1 Comment

Publication bias: What they’re not telling doctors…

So, what exactly is publication bias? The general public don’t know, politicians can’t offer a straight answer – yet the issue strikes to the heart of medicine itself.  Publication bias … Continue reading

June 19, 2013 · 1 Comment

About Quack science

Quack science is a new blog about bad science, non-science, quack science, funny science and science that we should all be thinking about.  I’m just your typical third year undergrad, … Continue reading

June 19, 2013 · Leave a comment