General Election 2017: The Green Party on Science

Simon Allen   The Greens (bless their fairtrade cotton socks) have published a super succinct 26 page manifesto. But is it good enough to win your vote on June 8th? (Manifesto here. Environment manifesto here. Long term policy here) Brexit and Budget: Green Brexit policy is identical to Lib Dem Brexit policy: a referendum on … Continue reading General Election 2017: The Green Party on Science

General Election 2017: The Conservatives on Science

Simon Allen   When the election was called a few weeks ago, Theresa May held a commanding lead over her opponents. But now Labour is closing the gap, can Theresa May woo any scientifically minded voters to back her party on June 8th? (Manifesto here) Brexit and Budget: Brexit sends a snowball of uncertainty barreling … Continue reading General Election 2017: The Conservatives on Science

General Election 2017: The Liberal Democrats on Science

Simon Allen   With their membership surging and poll numbers tanking, can noted milk enthusiast Tim Farron help the #LibDemFightBack with his pitch to scientifically minded voters? (Manifesto here) Brexit and Budget: If the stars align and the Liberal Democrats win a majority, they’ll offer “a vote on the terms of the deal” at the … Continue reading General Election 2017: The Liberal Democrats on Science

Controversial Science Studies

Richard Kaskiewicz The history of science is littered with a myriad of debate and controversial studies undertaken to exact scientific progress. Take the theory of evolution, or the heliocentric model of the solar system, as two well-known examples. These theories challenged the societal norm and had stark implications on the nature of humanity. In more … Continue reading Controversial Science Studies

Is There a Right Answer in the Dieting Craze?

Fern Wilkinson Looking for a diet to shift that Easter chocolate? From standard calorie cutting diets like Weightwatchers and carbohydrate restricted diets such as Atkin’s, to more outlandish claims such as the Cabbage soup and Juicing diets, there’s no shortage to choose from.  Despite being bombarded with choice and information telling us how each diet … Continue reading Is There a Right Answer in the Dieting Craze?