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Thanks to Elliot Reuben who points out that when it comes to singing about science, us Brits aren’t being left behind. Behold Amoeba to Zebra, the educational music entertainment brainchild of Leeds-based pop rockers Being 747. They say: “As a band, we all share a fascination with the wonders of the natural world and the…

Last year I visited Ben Goldacre in his secret offshore nerdbase to talk about science. While there we set up the famous Barbie Detox experiment as described in his book Bad Science. In this short video Ben talks about why the bogus idea of detox is harmful not just for our bodies, but our understanding…

Reader romunov has made an excellent observation about support of science in their native Slovenia: If you look at the budget for 2009 of Slovenia (only in Slovenian) you will notice that there is little (ok, no) mention of scholarships for natural sciences by responsible Ministries. There are, however, predicted 50.732,00 € for scholarships for…

What is a charity? Ostensibly, it’s an organisation dedicated to the public benefit, one that does not seek to make profits, and that does not have political goals. So how the heck does something like the Catholic Church qualify as a charity?