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MPs to get scientific briefing on climate after activist’s hunger strike

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Sir Patrick Vallance, the government’s chief scientific adviser, will address MPs about the climate crisis after a protester’s hunger strike campaign. Angus Rose, 52, refused to eat for 37 days during his vigil outsid...

The cancer drug that turned scientific thinking on its head – and became a very British success story

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More than 40,000 people worldwide have been treated with the drug olaparib for ovarian, breast, pancreatic and prostate cancers. On its approval for use by drug regulators in 2014, it became the first of a new class o...

UK overrules scientific advice by lifting ban on bee-harming pesticide

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An insecticide banned due to its harm to bees will be used on sugar beet in Britain this year after ministers authorised an emergency exemption. The government overruled its own scientific advisers and the decision wa...

‘A moral issue to correct’: the long tail of Elena Ceaușescu’s fraudulent scientific work

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Romanian researchers have called on academic publishers to remove Elena Ceaușescu’s name from almost two dozen scientific papers and books fraudulently published as her work, more than 30 years after the wife of the f...

Readers reply: in 500 years’ time, which current scientific theories will be as discredited as flat Earth theory?

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Five hundred years or so ago, a significant number of people thought the world was flat. In 500 years’ time, which current scientific theories will be relegated to the same level as the flat Earth theory is now? Richa...

In 500 years’ time, which current scientific theories will be as discredited as flat Earth theory?

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Five hundred years or so ago a significant number of people thought the world was flat. In 500 years’ time, which current scientific theories will be relegated to the same level as the flat Earth theory is now? Richar...

Javid accuses Starmer of denying ‘scientific fact’ in trans rights row

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Labour and the Conservatives have clashed on the issue of trans rights, as Sir Keir Starmer said it was wrong to say “only women have a cervix” and the health secretary, Sajid Javid, said this was a “total denial of s...

UK Covid live news: country in ‘perilous moment’, says former chief scientific adviser

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Nicola Sturgeon says cases in Glasgow appear to be stabilising as Boris Johnson’s spokesperson says government continues to look at data

Scientific paper claiming smokers less likely to acquire Covid retracted over tobacco industry links

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A scientific paper claiming current smokers are 23% less likely to be diagnosed with Covid-19 compared to non-smokers has been retracted by a medical journal, after it was discovered some of the paper’s authors had fi...

Is the ‘new muon’ really a great scientific discovery? For now, I’m cautious

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There is something curious about the great experiments and discoveries in fundamental physics from the past few decades. They have covered black holes, gravitational waves, the Higgs particle and quantum entanglement....

Patrick Vallance: the adviser who spoke scientific truth to power

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Sir Patrick Vallance spent his 60th birthday at a podium in Downing Street, flanking Boris Johnson. Whatever plans he had were scrapped. Instead of celebrations, the UK’s chief scientific officer stood in sombre sile...