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Holford Watch, the esteemed health blog praised by the Guardian, Telegraph, Private Eye and House of Commons amongst others, have released a long and detailed examination of the Green Party’s health policies, from concerns over mercury fillings to dependence on the NHS: A number of aspects of the manifesto are strikingly flawed, to the point…

The Guardian Science blog were kind enough to allow Martin of LayScience.net and myself to write up an article on science and the European elections: On Thursday, millions of us will go to the polls to decide how Britain is represented in the European Parliament, but few will have the faintest idea where the candidates…

Science blogger and researcher Gimpy has been unravelling the thought process behind the Green’s proposal to ban the import / export of all genetically modified organisms: For those readers unfamiliar with modern biological research, much work involves the use of cells, bacteria or higher organisms whose DNA has been modified to remove, add or mutate…

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…

This entry is part of the Science and the European Election series, a collaboration between SciencePunk and the Lay Scientist blog to encourage public discussion of the science policies of the major parties standing at the forthcoming European elections. In 2007, The REACH act came into force, addressing the potential harm to humans and the…

This entry is part of the Science and the European Election series, a collaboration between SciencePunk and the Lay Scientist blog to encourage public discussion of the science policies of the major parties standing at the forthcoming European elections. It has been said that there are serious incompatibilities between member states on regulations governing stem…

This entry is part of the Science and the European Election series, a collaboration between SciencePunk and the Lay Scientist blog to encourage public discussion of the science policies of the major parties standing at the forthcoming European elections. Although the EU distributes billions in research funding, the results are often locked in pay-for-access journals.…

This entry is part of the Science and the European Election series, a collaboration between SciencePunk and the Lay Scientist blog to encourage public discussion of the science policies of the major parties standing at the forthcoming European elections. Currently the EU imports over half of its energy. Recent disputes between Russia and it neighbours…

This entry is part of the Science and the European Election series, a collaboration between SciencePunk and the Lay Scientist blog to encourage public discussion of the science policies of the major parties standing at the forthcoming European elections. Recently a ship chartered by the British offices of a Dutch petroleum company illegally dumped tonnes…