Tag Archives: science policy

Beware of Scientific “Claims” in the Media

Sir David Spiegelhalter knows a thing or two about statistics. At the University of Cambridge, one of his areas of study is how the concept of risk and statistical evidence are discussed in society, and he is also the current president

Science in the News: Why the EPA Matters

The Headline, 3 February 2017, United States Congress // H.R. 861 – To terminate the Environmental Protection Agency A few weeks ago, I wrote about the importance of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), after an article published in the New York

From the Suggestion Box: When Science Research Becomes a Numbers Game

// I got a great request from a reader to talk about what he called “the ethics of science.” In his words, “Science needs looking at to see that our finite resources are used sensibly and wisely to benefit all mankind.”